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Daly City mourns the passing of former Councilmember and community leader Carol Klatt

Carol KlattCarol Klatt, a 50-year resident of Daly City, died peacefully at her new home in Las Vegas, NV with her beloved family by her side on January 20, 2016. Mrs. Klatt served on the City Council more than 21 years, since September 1993.

Mrs. Klatt rose to City Council by being an active volunteer with many business and community groups.  Her service to the community can be traced back to 1991, when she was appointed to the Parks and Recreation Commission, a position she retained until ascending to the City Council.

Mrs. Klatt earned a reputation for her grassroots community involvement as far back as 1965 when she served as a Girl Scout Leader, fostering good citizenship among Daly City’s next generation of young women. Her calling as a neighborhood activist was evident by 1980 when she was elected as the President and Secretary of the Serramonte Homeowners Association, the same year she developed a keen interest in City Council proceedings. Mrs. Klatt’s community involvement continued to grow as she became a fixture at meetings of the Clean Community Committee, Anti-Graffiti Committee, Airport Community Roundtable, Daly City Host Lions Club, Friends of the Library, North Peninsula Food Pantry & Dining Center, and the Mission Street Merchants Association, to name but a few.

During Mrs. Klatt’s 21 years on the City Council, she served as Mayor five times, and earned the well-deserved reputation as one of the hardest working elected officials in San Mateo County, rarely missing a meeting or community event and always finding time to respond to constituent concerns. 

After her election to the Council, she continued her active involvement in a broad range of City activities and committees, serving the interests of all Daly City residents. Mrs. Klatt served on such committees as: Bayshore Revitalization/Cow Palace, CDBG Advisory, Daly City Council of Homeowners and Residents Liaison Committee, Daly City General Plan Steering Committee, Daly City-Quezon City Sister City Committee, Ethics Committee, Jefferson Elementary School District, Medical Marijuana Committee, Mission Street Improvement Committee, Pacific Plaza, Serramonte Shopping Center, Sullivan Corridor Committee, Solid Waste/Recycling Committee, Taxi Cab Committee, and the Water Issues Committee.

In addition, she represented the City of Daly City on the Executive Committee of the Association of Bay Area Governments and Seton Medical Center Committee, and represented the City of Daly City on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board and on the following BAAQMD Subcommittees: Legislative, Personnel, Public Relations and Mobile Source. Mrs. Klatt also represented the City of Daly City on the following Boards and Committees:  Colma Creek Flood Control District, North County Fire Authority Board, Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services Group (JPA) Board, and the Peninsula Traffic Congestion Relief Alliance.  Mrs. Klatt also served as the Alternate on the Airport Community Roundtable, the City/County Association of Governments and the San Mateo Operational Area Office of Emergency Services.

Mrs. Klatt’s achievements will serve as her legacy in a community that is eternally grateful for her unwavering dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life in Daly City for residents of all generations.

Mrs. Klatt is survived by her husband, John, daughters Debbie and Kim, son Anthony, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The Klatt family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her honor to the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center or the North Peninsula Food Pantry & Dining Center.