Councilman Dave Tanner, a veteran on the Woodside Town Council, has announced plans to move from Woodside and will not be running for re-election in November.
Tanner will continue to live in town until the election, but after his term is up, he will be moving to a house he and his wife own in Auburn, he told The Almanac Wednesday (July 11). For now, he joins his wife there on weekends, he said.
He said he has checked with town officials to make sure he's on firm legal ground in how he handles his delayed exit. "I can still serve on the council til the end," he said. "I will maintain my seat in the proper way, like I always have."
Tanner represents the town's District 4. The Woodside council has seven members, each of whom represents one of seven districts, but who are elected at large – by the entire community.
Tanner, a general contractor and builder, is still in business at his office in the Town Center, he said.
In his public-service career, he's logged 28 years in local government as a volunteer: six years on the Architectural and Site Review Board, three years on the Planning Commission and 19 years on the council.