Los Gatos Town Council, Seat 1

Employer / Organization

Town of Los Gatos

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jul 13, 2020 - Aug 07, 2020

Description

The Los Gatos Town Council is comprised of five members, three of whom are referred to as Councilmembers, with the other two members also serving as the council-elected Mayor and Vice Mayor. The Council is charged with governing the City of Los Gatos, with presiding authority over policy, legislation, tax levees, award contracts, and office appointments such as City Manager and City Attorney. They are also tasked with setting the fiscal budget and enacting municipal ordinances to protect the health and safety of all those who work/live/visit the city. The Councilmembers meet bimonthly and are elected at large to serve staggered four-year terms. The salary of this position is estimated at $2,400 per year

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three simple steps: 1) Contact the city clerk's office of your official residence to verify that you qualify for the position, and to see if there are any other requirements that might prevent you from running (residency within the district for a certain period of time is frequently a requirement). 2) Obtain the appropriate filing papers from the city elections office, usually found with the City Clerk, however in some cities the position may not exist, so in these instances the person to contact would be the City Secretary or someone in the city administration. If there is any difficulty finding someone to speak with at the city, contact the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters office at (408) 299-8683 to see if they can give you a point of contact for elections administration within the city. 3) Submit the candidacy papers within the 113-88 day filing window prior to the election. Prior to submitting your candidacy papers, you should arrange an appointment with the City Clerk to go over the required paperwork. City Clerks and Secretaries understand that first time/beginning candidates may need assistance and are available to assist with any questions.

Submit application to:
Los Gatos Town Clerk's Office (Elections Department) , 110 East Main Street, Los Gatos, California , 95030, US