Los Altos City Councilwoman Megan Satterlee took the oath of office from City Clerk Susan Kitchens, right, last week to become Los Altos’ 37th mayor. Her husband Clay Schluchter, left, turned out in support, as did David Casas’ family – he was sworn in as mayor pro tem and will ascend to the mayor’s seat in November 2009.
Outgoing Mayor Val Carpenter said that her time in office had been “an honor” and pointed to a series of community outreach meetings and joint meetings with city commissions as particularly constructive council events during the past year.
“She spent a lot of time as the goodwill ambassador of our city,” Councilman Ron Packard said of the outgoing mayor.
“I think we have never been able to get through the agenda as quickly as under your leadership,” Councilman Lou Becker noted.
Satterlee said she hoped to make such efficiency a tradition.