His reasons were not overwhelmingly persuasive."I am concluding that I am not physically able to sustain my present commitments to support a heavy workload, on top of council work and meetings frequently lasting eight hours and running past 1 a.m.," Whittum
took his colleagues by surprise. Over the last eight years, Dave Whittum
has been known as one of the smartest guys on the Sunnyvale City Council
.He is a physicist, a Ph.D., a Harvard graduate, an MBA.