Atascadero appoints new mayor
December 14, 2011
The Atascadero City Council unanimously voted to appoint Bob Kelley mayor of Atascadero on Tuesday. [SLOTribune]
Last year, Atascadero voters elected to join San Luis Obispo County’s other six cities and begin electing mayors instead of allowing the council to appoint members to one year seats.
In Nov. 2012, Atascadero voters will have their first opportunity to elect their city leader.
At Tuesday’s meeting, council member Roberta Fonzi voiced concerns that whoever was appointed to serve as mayor in the term before the 2012 election would be given an edge because of being an incumbent should that person run for the elected seat. She asked Kelley if he planned to make a run for the upcoming mayor election, the Tribune said.
Kelley, who was first elected to the council in 2008, said he has no intention to run.