La Cañada Flintridge Councilman Stephen Del Guercio was named to his third stint as mayor of the city on Monday, replacing David Spence..
Spence leaves the post after having served five terms, making him the longest-serving mayor in the city's history. But Del Guercio also has plenty of civic experience, as Councilman Donald Voss noted when he nominated Del Guercio.
“I'd love to nominate a man who is entering his 12th year of distinguished service on the council, a two-time mayor and former planning commissioner [who has] lived in La Cañada almost his entire life, knows the community inside and out, and works tirelessly to improve the community, Steve Del Guercio,” Voss said.
The mayor of the city is selected each year by other members of the council.
Del Guercio said on Tuesday that he is looking forward to trying to boost the fortunes of businesses on Foothill Boulevard.
“We've made a lot of progress in the Town Center area, but we can look farther west on Foothill,” he said.