Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Richard Schneider in Line to Become Next Mayor of South Pasadena

Reorganization meeting scheduled Wednesday at City Hall

PHOTO: | Mayor Pro-Tem, Dr. Richard Schneider addresses the crowd with Chamber CEO Laurie Wheeler

If tradition holds true, Dr. Richard Schneider will become the newest mayor of South Pasadena Wednesday night.

Schneider, the current mayor pro tem, is expected to take over for Michael Cacciotti, who will end his 1-year term as mayor. Cacciotti has served as mayor three times for the city since being elected to the City Council in 2001.

Wednesday’s reorganization meeting, starting at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, is open to the public and will include the election of a new mayor and mayor pro tem.

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Cacciotti, who will remain on the council, will give a State of the City address prior to the reorganization takes place. The new mayor will then lead the remainder of the council meeting.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | South Pasadena Mayor Michael Cacciotti, joined by Santa, welcomed the crowd to the city’s tree lighting ceremony

In his State of the City address, Cacciotti will talk about the highlights and accomplishments in town over the past year. He will then be honored for his service by his fellow councilmembers.

Cacciotti’s remarks will be a part of the regularly scheduled council meeting inside the Amedee O. “Dick” Richards, Jr., Council Chamber at 1424 Mission St.