Gilroy City Council, Seat 3

Employer / Organization

City of Gilroy

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jul 13, 2020 - Aug 07, 2020


The Gilroy City Council is comprised of seven members, six of whom are councilmen elected at large, in addition to one independently elected Mayor (at large) who also serves on the council. The city council is charged with governing the City of Gilroy, 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 council members serve four-year staggered terms. The estimated salary of this position is estimated at $15,393 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:
Gilroy City Clerk's Office , 7351 Rosanna Street , Gilroy , California , 95020, US