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San Carlos mayor resigns
April 18, 2012, 05:00 AM Daily Journal staff report

Andy Klein

Citing family and personal reasons, San Carlos Mayor Andy Klein announced he is resigning his seat on the City Council immediately.

In his letter to city officials, Klein said he is suffering major setbacks in his personal life including the dissolution of his marriage.

"While juggling my personal and public life I have not afforded myself the time and care to appropriately cope with this loss. I have made decisions in my personal life that have become detrimental to my health and others. I have begun treatment to address my situation and ask everyone to allow me the time and privacy to do so,” he wrote in the letter.

Klein was elected by the San Carlos voters to a four-year term on the City Council in November 2009. The City Council elected Klein to serve as vice mayor in 2011. In May of that year, Klein was selected to replace mayor Omar Ahmad following Ahmad's sudden death due to a heart attack. Klein completed Ahmad's term as mayor in 2011 and was subsequently elected by the council last December to serve as mayor for a full term.

Vice Mayor Matt Grocott will become the city’s acting mayor. He will continue to serve as acting mayor until the City Council meets to discuss the appointment of a mayor. The council will also need to decide on how to fill the vacant council seat created by this resignation, according to a city press release.

Prior to being elected to the City Council, Klein was elected chair of the General Plan Advisory Committee. The GPAC was an advisory committee selected by the City Council that met several times each month over a year and a half to develop the San Carlos 2030 General Plan Update.  Klein was also an active member of the San Carlos Youth Advisory Council during his time attending middle school in San Carlos.

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