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Carmel Magazine, Winter-Spring 2019

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A s nature abhors a vacuum, politics does- n't tolerate scandal for long. After some contentious times, the voters of the City of Carmel spoke loud and clear last November 6, electing former 5th District Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter to the position of mayor. He garnered 60 percent of the 2,008 ballots cast. "People felt they were disconnected to lead- ership and I think the public spoke resoundingly on that," Potter asserts. Also newly elected was Councilmember Jeff Baron, who joins reelected Councilmember Carrie Theis and current mem- bers Bobby Richards and Jan Reimers. Potter ser ved on the California Coastal Commission for 13 year s and 10 year s in appointed and elected positions with the City of Monterey. In civilian life, he is a general con- tractor and operates a consulting business, aid- ing people in the permitting process. "I plan to bring a more professional and respectful approach to the public's business," Potter says. "The more we do for public out- reach and public involvement, the better the government of Carmel will operate." Potter and the council plan to adopt posi- tive tactics in addressing several past contro- versial issues. Residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea should be able to rest easy going forward, knowing that their representatives have their best interests in mind. SHORTCUTS NEIGHBORS 78 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 Carmel Votes for Change in its Government B Y M I C H A E L C H AT F I E L D Former 5th District Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter is now the mayor of Carmel. He is pictured with councilmem- bers Jan Reimers, Carrie Theis, Jeff Baron, and Bobby Richards. Photo: Kelli Uldall

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