The reults of the November 2018 election will be certified no later than December 6, 2018. The new Mayor and Council Members will be sworn in and seated during the December 6 2018 City Council Meeting at 7:00 PM.
On November 13, 2018 City Council Member Kayla Jones submitted her resignation effective December 1, 2018. Per California Government Code section 36512, when a vacancy of an elected official occurs, the remaining Council must, within 60 days from the date of the vacancy, either fill the vacancy by appointment or call a special election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the appointment term. Council Member Jones’ term expires in November 2020.
Please feel free to contact the City Clerk's Office at 831-899-6707 for more information on General Municipal Elections or Voter Registration.
City Clerk Election Responsibilities
The City Clerk is the Election Official for the City of Seaside and facilitates all Municipal Elections for the City. The City Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election, from Election pre-planning to certification of election results and filing of all campaign disclosure documents. The City Clerk also assists with ballot initiatives, referendums and measures.
What is the Fair Political Practices Commission?
The Fair Political Practices Commission is a five-member independent, non-partisan commission that has primary responsibility for the impartial and effective administration of the Political Reform Act.
The Act regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and governmental ethics. The Commission’s objectives are to ensure that public officials act in a fair and unbiased manner in the governmental decision-making process, to promote transparency in government, and to foster public trust in the political system.
Quesitons about Campaign Finance statements you are required to file for the CIty of Seaside Elections?
CALIFORNIA FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION
TOLL FREE: (866) 275-3772 OR (916) 322-5662
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE DIVISION
Monday – Friday 9AM-11:30 and 1:30-3:30
• Campaign Disclosure
• State Contribution Limits
• Conflict of Interest Disclosure
• Filing of Forms 410, 501, 460 etc.
LEGAL DIVISION (916) 322-5901
Monday – Friday 9AM - NOON
Conflict of Interest Disqualification Proper Use of Campaign Funds
(916) 322-5660 or (866) 275-3772
To file a complaint Under the Political Reform Act
OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION
Valuable CAMPAIGN resources
- The Seaside Municipal Code (http://www.codepublishing.com/CA/Seaside/) which describes local rules affecting local candidate activities;
- State regulations that govern elections at the state and local level
- The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) who provides "Manual 2" for Local Candidates describes in detail many of the financial disclosure and filing requirements. You may contact the FPPC at (866) 275-3772 or www.fppc.ca.gov.
June 6, 2017 Special Election
June 6, 2017 Special Election
The City Council unanimously placed two ballot measures, Measures L & G on the June 6th, 2017 Election Ballot. Both measures were approved with more than 50% vote success and have been fully enacted.
Measures L & G will provide locally controlled fuding sources to address community priorities identified by the public such as:
- Fiscal Stability
- Public Safety
- Street mainteannce and paving
- Youth violence prevention programs
- water cleanlines