Congratulations are in order for Jan Pepper, now beginning her second one-year stint as Los Altos mayor. Pepper previously served as mayor in 2015.
She will now preside over a city council that is well intentioned but could stand to improve its efficiency. Meetings have been dragging on and on. We have a suggestion.
In the spirit of efficiency – and fairness – the mayor and other council members should limit their speaking times to five minutes. Residents have a two-minute window to speak. Council members should be subjected to a time limit as well. The limit could inspire more preparation – and productivity.