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It was a privilege serving SLO 

Congratulations to the new City Council and new mayor! I may not like the will of 47 voters in this case, but, I accept and affirm the results of this election. 

Six years ago the citizens of San Luis Obispo gave me the great privilege and opportunity of serving as your mayor. This has been the honor of a lifetime. Today, I wish to thank them, thank all of the residents who voted for me in this very close election, and thank everyone for your engagement in local issues and volunteering on advisory bodies. This extraordinary volunteer spirit has earned San Luis Obispo a national reputation as an extraordinarily beautiful, friendly, well-run, sustainable, and livable city. 

I would also like to thank the past mayors and fellow City Council members with whom I have had the honor of serving on council; for the privilege of doing the business of the city; and thank city staff, especially our city manager and city attorney for their stellar work. Most of all, I thank my loving husband of nearly 50 years, without whose encouragement and support I could not have devoted so much time and energy to serving the city. 

To conclude, I have done my very best as mayor of San Luis Obispo, and it has been one of the most profound experiences of my life. As I look forward to new freedom, opportunities, and adventures, I will stay involved with city issues. Once more, I wish to express deepest gratitude to all those who entrusted me with this high honor and, now, bid you all a fond farewell as mayor.

-- Jan Marx - SLO

-- Jan Marx - SLO

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