“It is a privilege to work with the community, staff and the council to advance the city’s goals and objectives,” Lee said. “Grover Beach is making great progress and, with the community’s support and vote, I would be honored to serve a second term.”
While with the council, Lee said he has been an advocate for residents, nonprofit organizations and the business community.
If elected for a second term, Lee said he would focus on implementing the Measure K-14 street repairs, completing Oak Park Boulevard road improvements, addressing water issues in the city, advancing economic development projects and completing the broadband network expansion in Grover Beach. He works as an engineer for the San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Works.
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Lee is the only sitting City Council member eligible to run in the election because the city has a limit of two consecutive four-year terms on the council.
Councilwoman Karen Bright will finish her second term at the end of the year and will not be able to run for re-election. Councilwomen Barbara Nicolls and Mariam Shah’s terms last until 2018.
Mayor John Shoals also is up for re-election in November.
No one else has announced an intention to run for the open seats on the council yet; the nomination period for a resident to file papers of candidacy opens July 18.