Rutherford says farewell to Westlake

Five-time mayor announces retirement


Westlake Village Mayor Mark Rutherford announced last week that voters won’t see his name on the ballot this November.

Rutherford is the longest-serving member of the City Council—he took office in 1997 and has been reelected every four years since then.

“Everything seems to be good with the city, and I just think it’s a good time to step down,” Rutherford told The Acorn. “I still work, but my wife and I are hoping to enjoy more traveling without having to be back every two w...

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