Three City Council seats up for grabs in 2014

Three City Council seats up for grabs in 2014

Three Arcata City Council seats will be open this November 2014 election. There will be two four-year terms and one two-year term on the ballot. Nominees must state which term they are running for. If you are interested in running for the Council, you can pick up nomination papers starting on Monday, July 14. Here is some information to get you started on the nomination process.

To run for the Arcata City Council, you must be a citizen, at least 18 years old, live within the Arcata city limits, and be a voter registered at your residence address. To be a nominee, you must obtain at least 20, and no more than 30, signatures of voters who live within the Arcata city limits and are registered to vote at  their residence address.  SEE NOTICE OF ELECTION POSTING HERE.

Nomination papers can be picked up starting Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Arcata City Manager's office at City Hall, 736 F Street, Arcata, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. Nomination papers must be filed at the City Manager's office by Friday, August 8, at 5 p.m.

The City Council adopts laws and sets policy to guide the City Manager and staff in city operations. City Council members attend two regular Council meetings a month, plus periodic special meetings and meetings of various regional agencies of which the city is a member.

The State of California Political Reform Act (PRA) of 1977 requires that campaigns file disclosure reports providing the public with the identity of contributors, the amounts they give, and the amount candidates and committees spend. The agency responsible for administering the provisions of the PRA is the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The FPPC's webpage on candidate campaign information has a lot of information for candidates and their campaign treasurers.

If you have questions about the candidate filing procedure, contact Bridget Dory, City Clerk at (707) 825-2103.