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File #: 16-364    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Passed
File created: 5/16/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/1/2016 Final action: 6/1/2016
Title: CALL FOR A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Attachments: 1. Resolution Calling for 11-8-16 Municipal Election for Officers.pdf, 2. Resolution Requesting Consolidation of 11-8-16 Municipal Election.pdf, 3. Reso 16-005 (Candidate Statement Fees) adopted 1-20-16.pdf
CITY COUNCIL STAFF REPORT
MEETING DATE: JUNE 1, 2016

PREPARED BY: Irma Torrez, City Clerk
APPROVED BY: City Manager

TITLE
CALL FOR A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
RECOMMENDATION
1. Adopt resolution Calling for a General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to elect a Mayor, two City Council Members, a City Clerk, and a City Treasurer; and
2. Adopt resolution Requesting the Services of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Clara and the Registrar of Voters' Office - for the Consolidation of the Election.

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COUNCIL PRIORITIES, GOALS & STRATEGIES:



Ongoing Priorities
Maintaining fiscal responsibility
Fostering a positive organizational culture
Preserving and cultivating public trust

2016 Focus Areas
Improving our communication


REPORT NARRATIVE:
Pursuant to Election Code ? 10002, the attached Resolution "A" calls for a General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to elect a Mayor for a two-year term; two (2) Council Members for four-year terms, a City Clerk for a four-year term and a City Treasurer for a four-year term. Resolution "B" requests the services of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and the Registrar of Voters' Office; for the consolidation of the election. These are standard procedures for General Municipal Elections and the consolidation with other jurisdictions helps to keep election costs to a minimum.

Section 5 of Resolution "B", Candidates' Statements, establishes a 200-word limitation for the Candidate's Statements. Per City Council Resolution No. 16-005 (attached), Section 6 of Resolution B, provides that candidates pay half the estimated costs to submit a "Candidate Statement."

The City Council typically certifies the general municipal election results the first week in December following the election. Section 10262 of the Elections Code gives the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Office (R...

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