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Andy Klein, former Mayor of San Carlos

Andy Klein Exits as Mayor

Today, Andy Klein is the former mayor of San Carlos. In a surprise announcement – at least to the community – Klein resigned from his office Wednesday after just ten months in the position. Effective immediately. Klein filed a letter of resignation with the city clerk’s office. In it, he cited “major setbacks” to his [...]

News Scout: Carlos Club Part IV (V?)

News Scout: Carlos Club Part IV (V?)

There’s an app for that. This time, “app” is for appeal. The SC City Council voted 3-2 to appeal the Planning Commission’s go-ahead for the Carlos Club to expand. Mayor Andy Klein leading the charge against the CC. Hearing set for first city council meeting in April. Click here to read full coverage in SM [...]

City Council Highlights: Style, a Lawsuit & Another Change for Fire?

City Council Highlights: Style, a Lawsuit & Another Change for Fire?

Who knew a style report might be in order for city council meetings? Since lamentably few citizens show up, all that style is completely wasted. So let’s start off with that,shall we? The LSS Style Report (and analysis) Mayor Andy Klein is letting his crew grow out, but not too long.  Hair length perfectly acceptable [...]

Left to right: Brad Lewis, Randy Royce, Andy Klein, Bob Grassilli, Matt Grocott (w/apologies to Lewis for unfortunate cropping)

Randy Royce…& Others on the Election Upset

Incumbent Randy Royce lost his seat on the city council by a little less than 300 votes. Royce had a laundry list of endorsements, from newspapers to state elected officials and local community leaders. Examiner.com columnist Bruce Balshone predicted victory for Royce, writing; “Royce remains popular and will win reelection.” So what happened? Only the [...]

This house on St. Francis in White Oaks called it.

“New Guys” Headed to SC City Council

School Board trustee Mark Olbert and businessman Ron Collins snagged the two open seats on the San Carlos City Council in a tight race…Olbert taking the lead, but only separated by a mere 32 votes. (Election certification expected within 28 days) Mark Olbert sounded a bit overwhelmed when the Laurel Street Spy reached him by [...]

Campaign “Buddies”

Campaign “Buddies”

LSS Analysis: Some San Carlos politicians are endorsing each other as they hope to score a win on November 8th. When you look closely at who’s endorsing whom, it reveals alliances that may impact city government. Before you read on, you might want to grab a score card. San Carlos City Council candidate Ron Collins [...]

What’s Up With All The Crows?

What’s Up With All The Crows?

If you live in the White Oaks neighborhood, on some days, it’s easy to think you’ve wandered into a scene straight out of Hitchcock’s movie, The Birds. Last week, on trash collection day when there was the usual detritus left on the street, the LSS counted about 30 crows hanging around. Mayor Andy Klein – [...]

Andy Klein, San Carlos Mayor

And Now, a Message From Your Mayor…

San Carlos Mayor Andy Klein wants you to know the City Council delivered on your request to, “live within our financial means.” In a Guest Perspective called, “A new day in San Carlos,” that appeared in today’s Daily Journal, Klein explained the tough decisions that led to changes in the way fire and police services [...]

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Electronic Signs for San Carlos?

The City of San Carlos is considering installing electronic message boards around town to improve communications with residents. At a meeting Monday evening, October 24th, City Council member Brad Lewis (who steps down after the Nov. 8th election) said, “Anything we do will be a substantial improvement over where we are now,” adding, “Let’s get [...]

K-8 Overcrowding: 2-Schools on 1 Campus? Buses?

K-8 Overcrowding: 2-Schools on 1 Campus? Buses?

Building a new school, or some kind of facility to ease classroom overcrowding, has become the top priority of the K-8 San Carlos School District. That’s according to Superintendent Craig Baker. Baker gave an update on enrollment to a morning meeting of the joint city/school committee, known as 2+2, made up of two City Council [...]

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