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The Incorporation of San Carlos
The citizens of San Carlos voted to incorporate in June 1925. Frederick Drake, known as the "Father of San Carlos", continued to promote the town and coined the motto "The City of Good Living". Drake also founded the San Carlos Enquirer (now the Independent Newspaper). He was a key organizer of nearby Sequoia High School and established the Chamber of Commerce in 1926.
San Carlos is a general law city established by and subject to State law. The City Council adopts local legislation by ordinance, affecting areas of health, safety and welfare regulations, traffic laws, building regulations, etc., of the city.