The City of Arroyo Grande has not adopted an ordinance limiting campaign contribution levels.
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There is no filing fee to file the Nomination Paper. There is a $200 deposit to cover the cost of printing of the Candidate Statement, if you choose to submit one.
Yes, you may sign your own Nomination Paper.
You may withdraw as a candidate at any time PRIOR to the close of the nomination period which is August 10, 2018, or August 15, 2018, if the nomination period is extended. After that date, your name cannot be withdrawn and will appear on the ballot.
The nomination period closes on August 10, 2018, unless an incumbent does not file and then the period is extended to August 15, 2018. A list of candidates will be prepared the next working day and should be available for distribution by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, or on Thursday, August 16. The Official List of Candidates will be updated on the City's website following the random drawing by the Secretary of State on August 16th to determine order in which the candidate names will appear on the ballot.
No. Check your Candidate’s Statement carefully before it is submitted as the content will be printed exactly as submitted. The only amendments allowed after filing are format changes and/or the elimination of excess words.
The Candidate’s Statement may be withdrawn, but not changed, during the period for filing nomination papers and until 5:00 p.m. of the next working day after the close of the nomination period, August 13, 2018, or August 16, 2018 if the nomination period is extended.
If you do not plan to spend or receive contributions in excess of $2,000, you are not required by law to form a campaign committee. If, however, your contributions or expenditures exceed $2,000, a campaign committee must be formed pursuant to State law. Please see FPPC Manual 2 for Local Candidates.
Yes, State law allows you to serve as your own treasurer, as long as this is designated on Form 410 - Statement of Organization.
Yes. An assistant treasurer, if so designated on the Form 410, Statement of Organization, is authorized to act on behalf of the treasurer in his or her absence.
An unsigned campaign statement will be rejected. You and your treasurer must sign the statement.
No. Once the City Clerk has date stamped a campaign statement, it is considered to be filed. You may, however, amend any statement by filing the same form, checking "Amendment" as the statement type, and including the correct information.
The County Clerk has 30 days after the election to canvass the election and certify the results. The City Clerk will present the results to the City Council for its acceptance at the next available Council meeting after receiving the County Clerk's certification.
The City Council holds its regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Other special meetings are scheduled as needed.