Lawyer: Jobs not 'strong enough' for town meeting

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was still not feeling well enough Tuesday to sit through a lengthy town council meeting over the fate of his Woodside, Calif., mansion, according to his lawyer.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was not feeling well enough to attend a town council meeting regarding his request to tear down an old mansion, according to his lawyer. James Martin/CNET

Apple CEO Steve Jobs was not feeling well enough to attend a marathon town council meeting Tuesday night over the fate of his Woodside, Calif., mansion, according to his lawyer.

"I don't think he would be strong enough if we were here until 1 a.m., and I think there's a strong possibility of that," said Howard Elman, Jobs' representative before the Woodside Town Council, as reported by the San Jose Mercury News. Jobs is currently on medical leave from Apple, and is scheduled to return to his regular schedule by the end of June.

Anyone who has ever attended a mildly contentious town meeting over zoning issues would probably look for any excuse to avoid having to attend another one. But one of the most pressing topics for Apple in the second half of the year will be the health of its founder, after the company made his health a public matter with revelations in January that Jobs was suffering from a hormone imbalance.

The issue of what to do with Jobs' huge mansion in Woodside appears undecided despite the lengthy meeting. Jobs applied for a permit to tear down the existing house and build a smaller house on the property in 2001, but some locals think the house has historic value and want him to save it.

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