Culver City Observer
April 29 - May 5, 2010
by Lynne Bronstein
Council Bids Farewell to Silbiger
Culver City sure knows how to throw a good-bye party. On Monday night the City Council chamber was the scene of a big good-bye party for outgoing Council member Gary Silbiger, in honor of his eight years of service to the City.
Following a party-type gathering in one of the side rooms, with a huge cake and other refreshments, the Council meeting began with a tribute to Silbiger that included certificates and letters of tribute from dignitaries such as Senator Diane Watson; State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass; and County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
In a special public input segment, Mary Lou Cardone read a statement: "I am pleased to use my voice to publicly thank Gary Silbiger for using his voice to speak for me, for seniors, and for small creatures that cannot speak for themselves." (She was referring to Silbiger's work on behalf of animals).