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News - July 13, 2012

Around Town

THE DEPARTURE ... After four years on the City Council, Sid Espinosa is preparing for the next chapter in his life. Espinosa, who in 2011 became the fourth youngest mayor in the city's history (he dropped to fifth after his friend, Yiaway Yeh, ascended to the mayor's chair this year), announced Thursday that he will not be seeking a second term. Espinosa, a Microsoft executive who directs the company's philanthropic efforts in Silicon Valley, said he is weighing various opportunities in the private and public sectors and plans to spend some time between now and the end of the year figuring out which of these to pursue. He called his time on the council "an incredible experience." "I definitely intend to remain actively engaged in Palo Alto and in the Palo Alto community," Espinosa told the Weekly. Espinosa's departure further opens up what promises to be a busy race for the four council seats that will be up for grabs in November. Yeh, and Councilmen Pat Burt and Greg Schmid, were all elected in 2007 and are up for reelection this year. Schmid is the only member of this quartet to publicly announce his decision to seek another term. Former mayor and current Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss and attorney Marc Berman are also seeking seats on the nine-member council.

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