Run for Arcata City Council?
Arcata residents interested in running for the Arcata City Council have an opportunity to do so this year. Mayor Paul Pitino and Councilmembers Susan Ornelas and Michael Winkler’s terms expire on December 13, 2016.
Arcata residents who are interested in running for a four-year term on the Council can obtain the necessary forms and information regarding state laws governing the election from the Arcata City Clerk’s office starting on Monday, July 18, through Friday, August 12.Each candidate must file completed nomination papers no later than 5 p.m. on Friday,August 12, 2016, at the City Clerk’s office at 736 F Street, Arcata.
To run for the Arcata City Council, candidates must be at least 18 years old, live within Arcata city limits and be registered to vote at their residence address. Nominees must obtain at least 20, and no more than 30, signatures of voters who live within Arcata city limits and who are registered to vote at the address at which they reside.
The City Council adopts laws and sets policy to guide the City Manager and city staff in the operation of the city. City Council members attend two regular City Council meetings a month, plus periodic special meetings or study sessions, and meetings of various regional agencies of which the city is a member.
Arcata voters have a chance to choose their Councilmembers during the general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
For more information, contact the City Clerk at (707) 825-2103.