ELECTIONS 2018 - MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL POSITIONS AVAILABLE

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE QUALIFICATIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

A position is available for Mayor  - All Wards, Precinct 37-40

A position is available for Councilor - Ward 1, Precinct 37

A position is available for Councilor - Ward 2, Precinct 38

A position is available for Councilor - Wards 3 & 4, Precinct 39 & 40

 

Deadline:

Last date to file a perfected petition is August 28, 2018 before 5:00 PM

(It is recommended that all forms and petitions be turned in at least one to two weeks in advance which gives the County time to check the petition addresses and signatures)

 

Qualifications:

A City Councilor shall be a registered voter in Seaside and shall have resided in the City during the 12 months immediately before being appointed to office.

To qualify for Council office, the candidate must reside in the ward or wards which the Council position represents, and must continue to reside there through the term of office for which the Councilor is elected or appointed.

 

General Information:

The Council is composed of seven members, six Councilors elected from four city wards and a mayor elected at large.  Each Councilor, including the Mayor, is entitled to make motions, participate in debate, and to vote on every subject which is to be decided by a vote of the Council, except as limited by conflict or potential conflict of interest.

The Council is the policy making body of the City.  The Council speaks with one voice or not at all; many decisions are not unanimous, but once voted upon define the position of the entire Council.

 

Meetings:

The Council shall meet at least once a month.  Usual procedure is to meet in the Council Chambers at 7:00 PM the second and fourth Mondays of each month.  Councilors should plan at least 3 hours of preparation before each meeting.  An additional meeting may be held on the fifth Monday of months having five Mondays, except Memorial Day.

 

Special Meetings:

Special meetings of the Council may be called at any time with 24 hours notice.

 

Improvement Commission:

The Improvement Commission consists of the seven Council members and seven appointees.  Usual procedure is to meet in the Council Chambers at 6:00 PM the first Wednesday of each month.

(For more information or if you are interested in applying please come to Seaside City Hall, 989 Broadway and speak to Kim Jordan, City Recorder)