Apr 192012

“two days after the city’s mayor, Omar Ahmad, died of a heart attack. Klein later was appointed to succeed Ahmad as mayor”


“The mayor of San Carlos died suddenly Tuesday morning, hours after attending a City Council hearing that went late into the evening.

Omar Ahmad died after calling 911 around 7 a.m. with reports of severe chest pains, and died en route to the hospital, according to city officials.

The 46-year-old had served on the San Carlos City Council since 2007 and was sworn in as mayor in November. He was an engineer and entrepreneur who moved to the Bay Area in 1998 to work in Silicon Valley. He was also a pilot, photographer and mountaineer.

Assistant City Manager Brian Moura said his colleagues on the board and are “all stunned” by the loss, particularly because they just saw him at a City Council meeting that lasted until 10:30 p.m. Monday.

“We literally just saw him late last night,” Moura said. “It was just hours ago. We talked to him as he was heading to the parking lot.”

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