Friday, May 1, 2009

A Fond Farewell to Councilman Sid Tyler

Monday night will be City Councilman Sid Tyler's final meeting as the District 7 representative after 12 years of dedicated service. Mid-meeting, he will vacate his seat and Terry Tornek will take the oath of office.

There was a nice reception for Mr. Tyler on Thursday evening in the courtyard at Pasadena City Hall.

PUSD Board of Education members Ed Honowitz and Scott Phelps chatted it up with Pasadena Police Chief Bernard Melekian.

Mayor Bill Bogaard and Tara Goraya (in red), district director for California Senator Carol Liu.

Pasadena Fire Chief Dennis Downs gave Mr. Tyler an official lapel pin and cap.

Mayor Bogaard took to the microphone and had the crowd in stitches! Those in the front row include Mr. Tyler's wife Betsey Tyler; Larry Wilson, public editor of the Pasadena Star-News; Adam Carter, field representative to California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino; Pasadena City Clerk Mark Jomsky; Pasadena Finance Director Andrew Green; and the guest of honor.

Then it was on to official business. City Councilman Steve Madison reminisced about his service on the council with Mr. Tyler.

Mayor Bogaard presented a framed commendation.

Hey, a guy's got to eat! That's our own Danny Hesse from KPAS with the tongs (he was the audio engineer at the event) and André Coleman from the Pasadena Weekly in the blue shirt.

Monday night's meeting will be televised live at 6:30 p.m. on KPAS and via streaming video.

I can't take credit for the photos this time; Linda Centell of the Public Affairs Office was the shutterbug!


Cafe Pasadena said...

That city council could've used a few more Sid Tyler's this year! Sorry to see him go, but I can understand why he felt he had to leave.

And, wow, can you believe that food. FREE food! If only the food standards were consistently at least this high at all these city functions!

You're camera was working well.

West Coast Grrlie Blather said...

I will miss Sid's wisdom on City Council.