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Carson Mayor Accused Of Not Living In City

CARSON ( — Questions are being raised about whether the mayor of Carson actually lives in the city as required by law.

Mayor Albert Robles claims he lives in a house on East 214th Street in Carson with his parents to help take care of his father.

"He's a good person. I've known him for a long time. He lives here. I always see him every day here," said one neighbor.

But Robles' wife and children live in an apartment building on Kenwood Avenue in the Adams-Normandie area of Los Angeles, where he said he does not live.

The 46-year-old mayor told the Los Angeles Times that he drives to the home of his wife and children every morning to make his kids breakfast.

"The notion of a couple, a married couple, only living together as man and wife is not something that holds true today like it did in the 1950s," he told  the LA Times. "The whole notion of marriage has evolved," Robles said.

If his primary residence is not in Carson, Robles would not be eligible to serve as mayor at a time when he is leading the city's push to bring professional football back to the Los Angeles area with a campaign to build a new NFL stadium in Carson.

Robles said he intends to address the issue at a news conference Thursday.


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