Chapter 1.24


1.24.010    When held.

1.24.020    Candidate filing fee.

1.24.030    Interpretation of this chapter.

1.24.040    (Reserved).

1.24.050    Applicability of other laws.

1.24.060    Violations.

1.24.070    Severability.

1.24.080    Contributions and contributors.

1.24.090    By-district electoral system.

1.24.010 When held.

Pursuant to the provisions of Government Code Section 36503.5, the municipal elections for the city are established to coincide with the school district elections established by state law. (Ord. 12-81 §1, 1981).

1.24.020 Candidate filing fee.

Pursuant to the provisions of California Elections Code Section 22843, candidates for the office of city council member shall pay a candidate filing fee in the amount of twenty-five dollars payable at the time nomination papers are filed. (Ord. 4-87 §1, 1987).

1.24.030 Interpretation of this chapter.

The definitions set forth in Government Code Sections 82000 et seq. shall govern the interpretation of this chapter. (Ord. 2-96 §1(part), 1996).

1.24.040 (Reserved).

1.24.050 Applicability of other laws.

Nothing in this Act shall exempt any person from applicable provisions of any other laws of this state or jurisdiction. (Ord. 2-96 §1(part), 1996).

1.24.060 Violations.

Violations of this chapter shall not be considered a misdemeanor or infraction. (Ord. 2-96 §1(part), 1996).

1.24.070 Severability.

If any provision of this chapter, or the application of any such provision to any person or circumstances, shall be held invalid, the remainder of this chapter to the extent it can be given effect, or the application of such provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is held invalid, shall not be affected thereby, and to this extent the provisions of this chapter are severable. (Ord. 2-96 §1(part), 1996).

1.24.080 Contributions and contributors.

On the Friday preceding any special or general election, the city clerk shall publish in a newspaper of general circulation the name of each person and committee from whom a contribution or contributions totaling one hundred dollars or more has been received, the amounts each person or committee contributed, and the candidates or committees which received such amounts, as such appear on the campaign statements filed within the six-month period prior to the election pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 84200) of the Government Code.

For the purposes of this section, the definitions contained in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 82000) of the Government Code apply. (Ord. 1-07 §3, 2007: Ord. 2-96 §1(part), 1996).

1.24.090 By-district electoral system.

A.    Beginning with the municipal election in 2022, members of the city council shall be elected in the electoral districts established in subsection C of this section and subsequently reapportioned as provided by state law. Elections shall take place by-district as that term is defined in California Government Code Section 34871, meaning one member of the city council shall be elected from each district, by the voters of the district alone. Each member of the city council shall serve a four-year term.

B.    Members of the city council shall be elected on a by-district basis from the five city council districts hereby established. The boundaries and identifying number of each district shall be as described on the city council district map attached to the ordinance codified in this section as “Exhibit A” and incorporated by reference.

C.    Commencing with the general municipal election in November 2022 and thereafter, the voters in districts 1, 4, and 5 shall elect members of the city council by-district for full four-year terms. At the general municipal election in November 2024, and thereafter, the voters in districts 2 and 3 shall elect members of the city council by-district for full four-year terms.

D.    Registered voters signing nomination papers or voting for a member of the city council shall be residents of the geographical area making up the district from which the candidate is to be elected.

E.    A candidate for city council must live in, and be a registered voter in, the district in which he or she seeks election at the time nomination papers are issued, pursuant to Elections Code Section 10227. Termination of residency in a district by a councilmember shall create an immediate vacancy for that district unless the councilmember immediately declares and establishes another residence within the district within thirty days. (Ord. C-2022-03 §2, 2022; Ord. C-2018-03 §2, 2018).