Cupertino residents are invited to meet their new City Council during a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6.
The event at Community Hall will be a farewell to outgoing Councilmembers, and a chance to welcome new ones. The Council will also select a new Mayor and Vice Mayor.
Barring any last-second lead changes before the Nov. 6 election is officially certified tomorrow, it appears all but certain there will be two new members added to the City Council. Voters took to the polls a month ago to select three members to the Council. Mayor Darcy Paul won reelection and garnered the most votes. Newcomer Liang Chao easily won a seat as well.
For a full month, Jon Willey and incumbent Councilmember Savita Vaidynathan have been locked in a close battle for the final seat. As of now, Willey sits 45 votes ahead of Vaidynathan with 99% of ballots counted. The City’s official meeting agenda states that Willey will be sworn-in as a Councilman and Vaidynathan will be recognized as an outgoing Councilmember and for her service to the City.
This will be also be Barry Chang’s final night as a Councilman. He will term out after serving since 2009.
The meeting will feature comments from the new Mayor and other council members. The public will also have a chance to speak.
Community Hall is located at 10350 Torre Ave. at the Civic Center. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Attendees can enjoy hors-d’oeuvres from Doppio Zero and desserts from La Patisserie.