Aliso Viejo Mayor Resigns
(CBS) ALISO VIEJO, Calif. Mayor Cynthia Adams, a founding member of the Aliso Viejo City Council, is resigning effective May 13 and plans to move out of state to spend more time with her husband, according to the city.
Adams submitted her resignation Wednesday, a city statement said. A 16-year Aliso Viejo resident, Adams first joined the council when the city incorporated in July 2001, served as the city's first mayor pro tem, served as its second mayor in 2003 and was re-elected to the City Council in 2006.
The city statement announcing her resignation said Adams "has championed community building and creating an attractive, vibrant and safe city where folks can work, live and play."
It said she has been a "staunch fighter" against plans to create a civilian airport at the old El Toro Marine Corps base and has worked to support "top-quality police and fire services" and creating a business-friendly atmosphere in Aliso Viejo.
"Adams is most proud of her role as an original member of the Cityhood 2000 Committee, which worked hard to make Aliso Viejo Orange County's 34th city," the statement said.
It said Adams plans to "move out of state and retire from political life to enjoy more time with her husband, Barry."
The City Council will hold a special meeting on April 26 to decide how to address the vacancy created by Adams' departure. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 12 Journey, Suite 100.