With a ceremonial handoff of the gavel from outgoing Mayor Donald Voss, City Councilman Dave Spence was named the new mayor of La Cañada Flintridge on Monday night during the City Council’s annual reorganizational meeting.
Spence was first elected in 1992 and has served four previous yearlong terms as mayor, first in 1994 and most recently in 2008 — making Spence the first person ever to serve five terms as mayor of La Canada Flintridge.
“I will work to the best of my ability for every resident in the city. This is the greatest city in L.A. County. It did not get there by chance,” continued Spence, who promised to continue the city’s large fiscal reserves, enhance public safety, support education and stop extension of the Long Beach (710) Freeway.
Council members also chose Councilman Steve Del Guercio as the new mayor pro tempore — who would take over mayoral duties in Spence’s absence — for Councilman Greg Brown, who has served since 2003 and did not run for re-election.