ATASCADERO — Tom O’Malley has lived in Atascadero for 62 years — his entire life after being born at Atascadero General Hospital — and was sworn in as Atascadero’s first elected mayor. Until this year, the mayor was selected from the pool of five elected council members. A measure went before the voters in 2010 if they wanted to elect its mayor and for either a two-year or a four-year term. The measure was approved and each term is two years in length. O’Malley ran for mayor unopposed. He served as the city’s mayor two separate years during his time on the council.For the complete article see the 12-14-2012 issue.
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