By Henk Freizer
A moment that many who deal with the City of South Pasadena have dreaded for some time came to pass at Wednesday night's city council meeting: Popular, longtime City Clerk Sally Kilby attended her last council meeting as a packed chamber of residents, colleagues and supporters bid her farewell and applauded her for her 13 years of service at city hall.
It was also the final meeting for Councilmember Philip Putnam, who has served on the city council and as mayor since 2005. In a parting speech, Putnam listed his accomplishments and his love for the city he served.
Mayor Richard Schneider listed Kilby’s accomplishments and devotion to the city during her tenure as city clerk. Her tireless work ethic and popularity were also acknowledged. Many tributes were awarded to both Putnam and Kilby. The council adjourned briefly to cut a tribute cake and fete the departing duo.