Grover Beach mayor running for reelection
July 8, 2014
Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson has announced that she is running for reelection.
Peterson, a real estate broker, served four years as a Grover Beach councilwoman prior to running for mayor. She won the mayoral seat in 2012 with 75 percent of the vote.
In her first term in office, though, Peterson has faced opposition from members of her own council. The Grover Beach council voted Peterson off the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District after she called for a repeal of the APCD’s Oceano Dunes dust rule.
Peterson also sat on the South County Sanitation District board for a year and led an effort to rid waste in the agency’s budget. Changes Peterson proposed transformed the district from an agency overspending by up to $1.1 million a year to one operating at a surplus of more than $500,000, according to a press release issued by Peterson.
Peterson also called for a forensic audit of the district, but her fellow board members rejected the proposal.
It is unclear who, if anyone, will challenge Peterson for her mayoral seat. The council seats belonging to Glenn Marshall and Bill Nichols are also up for election in November.