San Anselmo Town Council was especially celebratory at its Dec. 11 meeting. In addition to unanimously approving the consolidation of the town’s police department with the Twin Cities Police Authority, it also honored retiring San Anselmo Police Chief Charles Maynard before unanimously picking a new mayor and vice mayor for 2013.
Kay Coleman, San Anselmo’s 2012 vice mayor, was elected to be the mayor for 2013.
Councilman Jeff Kroot was picked to serve as vice mayor.
After she took her seat in the center of the dais, Coleman told the audience that “you’re my platform.”
“I’m here to serve and I want more of us ... more occasions to come together … more safety from flood waters … more of us volunteering, more listening, more communicating, more laughing and less worrying," she said.
Coleman also acknowledged outgoing Mayor Tom McInerney for his accomplishments.
“I appreciate what you have brought to this council in the hard work you’ve done,” she said. “There have been some contentious evenings and you never lost it. Everyone has been equal, everybody has an opinion and everyone is respected here and I so appreciate that.”
“I do appreciate your focus,” Kroot told McInerney. “You always do your homework.”
McInerney thanked the council and individually thanks town staff members. “The real nice thing about being mayor is it gives you a real opportunity to work closely with the staff we have in town," he said.
Coleman also told the audience how McInerney always uses his gadgets — including his iPad and iPhone — to help him in a council meeting.
“Tom really is a man of the current century. He loves his apparati. We want to make sure you continue that and we just got a little something for you,” Coleman said.
See the silly gift she gave McInerney in the video at the right.
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