At Monday night’s South San Francisco’s December 7 City Council Reorganization Event, councilmembers nominated and voted on Mark Addiego as Mayor and Dr. Pradeep Gupta as Vice Mayor. Councilmembers Richard Garbarino and Karyl Matsumoto were also reelected and sworn in. Councilmember Liza Normandy rounds out the fifth member of council. Her term expires November 2017.
“I’m excited and energized to be stepping up as Mayor of South San Francisco,” said Addiego. “Excited…because of the great things about to happen. Energized…because of the passage of Measure W and what it will enable this City Council to accomplish for the betterment of all South San Francisco.”
Addiego is a long-time councilmember; in fact, he was the youngest person elected to City Council during his first term in 1980. He was elected again in 1985 and served two terms as Mayor during his first Council tenure. After taking a break from city government, he returned to the Council in 2009 and was re-elected in 2013.
Addiego currently serves on SSF School District and Oyster Point Advisory Liaison Committees and the BART, Bio Science and Finance/Budget/Audit/
Pradeep Gupta was appointed to the South San Francisco City Council for a one-year term on December 31, 2012. He was subsequently elected in November 2013 for a full four year term. Prior to his appointment to the City Council, he was on the South San Francisco Planning Commission for three years, serving as the Commission’s Chair in 2011.
He has a Master’s degree and a Doctorate from Purdue University in Electrical Engineering, specializing in the area of energy efficiency and long term planning of electric utility systems.
His professional career spans over thirty years of working with electric utility industries both in the US and abroad. Councilmember Gupta serves on the following subcommittees of the Council: Community Coalition for Safe Neighborhoods, Housing Committee and South San Francisco Unified School District Liaison Committee. His regional assignments include the Airport Land Use Committee, Association of Bay Area Governments, City County Association of Government, Bay Area Regional Policy Committee, Regional Planning Committee, San Mateo County Community Action Agency and Emergency Services Council.