Registered voters of the city of Placerville, who have resided within the city limits for one year preceding the election, and are interested in running for City Council, may contact the City Clerk at 530-642-5531 to make an appointment to obtain the required candidacy forms. The filing period for the Nov. 4 election, opens on Monday, July 14 and closes on Friday, Aug. 8.
All City Council prospective candidates should initiate the candidacy process with the Placerville City Clerk as soon as possible. This will allow the candidates sufficient time to gather the required number of valid signatures of Placerville residents.
Three, full four-year City Council terms will be voted upon at the Nov. 4 General Election. To become a candidate for City Council, prospective candidates must make an appointment with the City Clerk and obtain declaration of candidacy forms and other documents required by the California Elections Code and the Fair Political Practices Commission. Completed forms must be returned to the City Clerk by no later than 3 p.m. on Aug. 8 in order for the signatures to be verified by the El Dorado County Elections Department. Although there is no filing fee to run for City Council, candidates submitting a candidate’s statement must pay $290 (Optional candidate’s statement printed in Spanish is an additional $386).
The City Council holds its regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, plus several public workshops each year. Council members receive monetary compensation of $317 per month. For further information regarding City Council elections call Susan Zito, city clerk at 530-642-5531.