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Blue Lake Mayor retires after 24 years on City Council

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BLUE LAKE- The mayor of Blue Lake is retiring after serving the city for 24 years.

Sherman Schapiro's last regularly scheduled meeting will be Tuesday. He estimates he has attended 800 different types of meeting since he was elected to council in 1990.

He first ran in 1986, but lost. He won four years later by four votes and has been re-elected or appointed ever since. He has also served as mayor for three terms.

During his time he has helped structure the city and hire a city manager and worked to negotiate the Sheriff's contract.

Schapiro said he will remain active in the community and will serve on the Humboldt Senior Action Coalition.