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City attorney Michael Martello is stepping down

Original post made on Oct 14, 2009

City officials announced Tuesday that Michael Martello, Mountain View's longest serving city attorney, is set to retire in December at age 57. His retirement is characterized by officials as "a big loss" for Mountain View.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 1:33 PM

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Posted by Bruce Karney
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 14, 2009 at 2:49 pm

This is an excellent profile of Mike Martello. He's done an outstanding job on every issue I've ever been involved with. I wish him well in retirement.

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Posted by Ed Mussman, Commissioner of Parks and Rec.
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 14, 2009 at 2:57 pm

I personnally will miss Michael. He has helped me as a Commissioner on the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Urban Fosestry Board. Michael you are only 57! Enjoy your retirement and enjoy your life with your new bride! See you at Your retirement party!

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Posted by Chewbacca
a resident of another community
on Oct 14, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Great Man! The City will definately miss him as will I.

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Posted by Don L.
a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 14, 2009 at 8:13 pm

This is a big loss to the city. I will miss him deeply. He always treated me fairly and honestly.

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Posted by Jon Wiener
a resident of another community
on Oct 15, 2009 at 7:45 am

Congratulations to MM on a well-deserved retirement and DD on a well-written profile. But wow (!) as to that last comment.

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Posted by Drew Seutter
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 15, 2009 at 11:21 am


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Posted by Tom Frankum
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 28, 2009 at 3:38 pm

There is no more honest, caring, competent public official. Thank you Mike, for a job superbly done!

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Posted by Not_good
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 24, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Good riddance. The man is a bully.
Come on - a Mountain View retirement income plus double dip with Los Gatos
and recall the controversial matter of Martello & Pam Read (now his wife) regarding the
Foothill Disposal contract.

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