May 4, 2011

Michael Gregory is New Vice Mayor

The San Leandro City Council voted unanimously for Michael Gregory as San Leandro's Vice Mayor at its meeting on May 2, 2011.

After a motion by a motion by Vice Mayor Ursula Reed and a second by Councilmember Jim Prola, Gregory was elected Vice Mayor without further comment.

According to the City Charter, "In the absence of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor shall possess and perform the powers and duties of the Mayor." This typically means representing the City and chairing meetings of the City Council in the Mayor's absence.

From 2000 to 2008, Vice Mayors had served for at least two terms. That ended with the selection of former Councilmember Bill Stephens, who served one year as Vice Mayor after a failed substitute motion by Councilmember Diana Souza to elect Councilmember Starosciak as Vice Mayor. Last year, Reed was elected Vice Mayor after a failed motion by Gregory to elect Prola Vice Mayor. No councilmembers from Districts 3 or 6 have served as Vice Mayor for more than 12 years. Below is a recent history of San Leandro's Vice Mayors:

  • 1998 - Gordon Galvan (District 1)
  • 1999 - Gordon Galvan (District 1)
  • 2000 - Bob Glaze (District 4)
  • 2001 - Bob Glaze (District 4)
  • 2002 - Bob Glaze (District 4)
  • 2003 - Bob Glaze (District 4)
  • 2004 - Orval "OB" Badger (District 1)
  • 2005 - Orval "OB" Badger (District 1)
  • 2006 - Surlene Grant (District 2)
  • 2007 - Surlene Grant (District 2)
  • 2008 - Bill Stephens (District 5)
  • 2009 - Joyce Starosciak (District 4)
  • 2010 - Ursula Reed (District 2)
  • 2011 - Michael Gregory (District 1)
Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at May 4, 2011 1:28 PM | TrackBack
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