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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. columnist Bruce Balshone predicted victory for Royce, writing; “Royce remains popular and will win reelection.” So what happened? Only the [...]

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“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 [...]

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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 [...]

Christine Boland

The Last Elected City Clerk in San Carlos

Here’s one elected position for San Carlos you won’t see on the November 8th ballot: City Clerk. Christine Boland, who’s held the job since 1999, will continue to act as local elections and records administrator…just not as an elected official. Why? Boland says she thinks the position requires so much detailed knowledge – like maintaining [...]

Left to Right: Lewis, Royce, Klein, Grassilli, Grocott

The City Council Race For Dummies

Name a current member of the San Carlos City Council.  Can’t? You’re not alone. Over the last week, the Laurel Street Spy has taken a random survey of residents. Not a big sample (about 25 people) and certainly nothing scientific. The findings: Only a few could name a City Council member. “Which of the yard [...]

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