It's been a busy year at Larkspur City Hall, dominated by discussions on the Rose Garden Community Facility, the future of the Twin Cities Police Authority and the rehabilitation of city streets.
The man in the middle of these discussions — literally — has been Mayor Len Rifkind. The Larkspur City Council is scheduled to elect a new mayor at its next meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. That doesn't necessarily mean there will be a dramatic change among the City Council, however.
The title of Mayor of Larkspur, as with most Marin County cities, is rotated regularly among the City Council members. Councilman Larry Chu passed the duties on to Rifkind after the 2011 city election.
The mayor and the City Council will continue to face many of the same issues in 2013. The City of Larkspur is planning to refurbish and repair the Alexander Street and Bon Air bridges. The Community Facility Parcel project is still in its formative stages.
The mayor's first duty Wednesday, after a presentation to the outgoing mayor, will be a presentation from the Heritage Preservation Board honoring two homeowners.