Councilman Ken Ibarra was recently appointed the vice mayor of the City Council.
The council chose Ibarra for the position at its Dec. 13 meeting as part of the council’s annual reorganization. Each of the four council members rotates in serving as vice mayor, with the council member who held the position least recently taking on the role. The vice mayor's role is to take on the responsibilities of the mayor when he is gone. For the last year, as the vice mayor.
Ibarra, who was first appointed to the council in 1996 after Bill Baker resigned from his post, has served four consecutive terms on the council. Along with Mayor Jim Ruane, he was instrumental in securing and developing the plan for the , which is currently underway.
Ibarra is also an active member of the San Bruno Lions Club, and he was at the organization’s installation ceremony in August for his tireless volunteer work in helping out the survivors of the Sept. 9, 2010, pipeline explosion in the Crestmoor neighborhood.
A self-employed architect, Ibarra is up for re-election in 2013.