A new mayor and vice mayor were appointed in Tuesday’s city council meeting in a round that found one councilmember abstaining from the vote.
Orrin Mahoney was elected mayor for the second time in his public service to Cupertino, and Gilbert Wong was elected as vice mayor.
The positions of mayor and vice mayor are selected among the five councilmembers of the council who each carry one vote for each one-year post.
Councilmember Barry Chang abstained from both votes; the four other voting councilmembers voted unanimously for Mahoney and Wong.
Mahoney was first elected to the Cupertino City Council in 2005, and reelected in 2009, the first year during which he served as mayor. In December 2007 and 2011 he was elected to the vice mayor position. Mahoney's second term ends in 2013.
Wong, who was first elected to the council in 2007 and reelected in 2011, served as mayor in 2011. Wong's second term ends in 2015.
Now, the question is what will Mahoney do in his 2013 State of the City address to top former mayor Mark Santoro's juggling act at his 2012 State of the City address?