Correction: The original article incorrectly stated that attorney Adam Daner had filed papers for candidacy. Though he initially filed a statement of intent to run, Daner did not file nomination papers and is not running for city council.
The deadline to file as a candidate for the Atascadero City Council will be extended through Aug. 17 after two-term Councilman Bob Kelley, 70, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election.
The original deadline to file for candidacy was Friday, but the period is extended five days should an incumbent not file papers.
In a written statement, Kelley, a real estate broker, said after his eight years on the council and more than seven years as a planning commissioner, “It’s time to move on and let others bring new ideas and concepts to the city.”
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He said he was proud to have never voted in favor of any tax or fee increase and improved the quality of service to the Community Development Department. He said he looked forward to spending time with family and playing golf.
As of Thursday, four candidates had filed papers to run for council: incumbent Councilwoman Roberta Fonzi, planning commissioner Charles Bourbeau, businessman Bret Heinemann and newcomer Daniel Eister.