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Amy Worth Is The New Mayor of Orinda

Reorganized council votes 14-year council member in Tuesday night; Sue Severson is the vice mayor.

The Orinda City Council unanimously elevated Amy Worth to mayor Tuesday night.

The 14-year council member will serve her third one-year term as mayor.

Worth said she had an epiphany recently as she ascended the steps of the Orinda library headed for a reception for senior citizens. On the steps she passed a young mom with a baby in a backpack, and holding one child by her left hand and another in her right — the family was headed into the library.

"That's what it's all about," said Worth, "serving the citizens of this community. Seeing multiple generations in one moment."

She said she looked forward to working with a council that "does its homework and works very hard." Prospects are for an exciting year ahead, Worth said, particularly the upcoming groundbreaking of a senior housing project in downtown Orinda.

Worth succeeds Steve Glazer as mayor. With a proclamation and multiple tributes, the council members saluted Glazer's leadership, particularly in laying the groundwork for last month's passage of Measure L, a half-cent sales tax increase and the first revenue step in a 10-year plan for upgrading Orinda roads.

Glazer credited "the council collegiality that has made this year so much better."

The council also unanimously approved Sue Severson as vice mayor in the coming year. City Clerk Michele Olsen swore in two re-elected council members: Glazer and Virginia Smith.

Valerie Sloven December 06, 2012 at 12:20 AM
I wear my politics on my sleeve, my car, and my lawn, and in letters to the editor.I register people to vote, make calls and walk precincts for candidates and causes. I firmly believe that if you have an opinion, accusation or complaint about someone then stand up and use your own name. What are you afraid of ?
Onions and Opinions Make You Cry December 06, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Interesting perspective & I appreciate your honesty about your inconsistency. Yet, I disagree & I have my reasons. None you listed. But reasonable reasons & raisins.
Onions and Opinions Make You Cry December 06, 2012 at 02:12 AM
I'm glad that strategy works for you. Keep it up. It doesn't work for this chef though.
Valerie Sloven December 06, 2012 at 03:46 AM
@Onions Is Prop 8 the reason ??
Onions and Opinions Make You Cry December 06, 2012 at 05:20 AM
Prop 8? No. That was an eternity ago. I doubt she influenced many on that issue and she was the odd girl out as the vote tally for our area and county showed. When someone is unpleasant to a friend, you tend not to forget it and make it personal. I have my onions and opinions for reasons and raisins.

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