MONTEREY, Calif. (KION) Monterey Mayor Clyde Roberson announced that he will be running for re-election.
According to the City, Roberson was first elected in November 2014 and was re-elected in 2016 and 2018. Before serving as mayor, Roberson said he taught more than 1,000 students in Monterey for 35 years, served on the boards of the Monterey Library and Bay View and was the president of two neighborhood associations.
Roberson said he wants to continue working with community members on three issues: staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic and budget crisis and working toward social justice.
“Now more than ever in these difficult times, let’s keep Monterey just, safe, scenic, and solvent, and let’s keep our small-town feeling,” Roberson said.
Roberson said some of what he has accomplished as mayor includes:
- Stopping hotel building on the waterfront.
- Creating the Neighborhood and Community Improvement Fund.
- Helping with Measure S to finish fixing the city's streets, storm drains, sidewalks and other infrastructure.
- Supporting affordable housing projects.
- Supporting the switch to clean energy.