San Bernardino Primary Municipal Election 2015

    The last post said that I couldn’t find anything on the City’s website regarding the November 3, 2015 Primary Municipal Election. Well, I still can’t from the main page, but there is a deep link. It’s a PDF named “Runing [sic] for Office in SB.pdf” and it’s available as of this moment at https://www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=18287 .  The metadata says the author is City Clerk, Gigi Hanna, but I have no way of verifying that.

    Rather than put it up on Scribd, here it is, minus FPPC Form 501.

    So you’re thinking of running for office

    Congratulations! Your decision to run for office in the City of San Bernardino is commendable. Whether you are hopping mad about a local decision or want to help steer the city’s policymaking through the next several years and think you can make a contribution to that effort, your decision to get involved is an exciting one.

    Here are some things to keep in mind if you are planning to run for office in the City of San Bernardino for the November 3, 2015 Primary Municipal Election.

    1. The following seats will be up for election for four-year terms:

    • Ward 3 Council
    • Ward 5 Council
    • Ward 6 Council
    • Ward 7 Council
    • City Attorney
    • City Treasurer
    • City Clerk

      2. There is a cost to run for office. The filing fee is based on based on two percent of the first year’s salary for the office. In lieu of a filing fee, the candidate may submit a petition containing four signatures of registered San Bernardino voters for each dollar of the filing fee

      • Filing fee for council member candidates is $12
      • The filing fee for Treasurer is $480
      • The filing fee for Clerk is $2,232
      • The filing fee for Attorney is: $3,327

        3. Each candidate will receive a Candidate Nomination Form, which has space for 30 signatures of voters registered within the City of San Bernardino. Nomination Forms will not be available until July 2015.

        4. Those candidates for city-wide office (Attorney, Treasurer and Clerk) may get signatures of registered voters city-wide. Council members must receive nomination signatures from registered voters within their respective ward. Your are not officially declared a candidate until your Nomination Paper is filed and signatures verified by the City Clerk’s Office. Note: you must receive for Candidate Nomination Form from City Clerk Gigi Hanna. DO NOT download candidate nomination forms from the Internet. Your Candidate Nomination Form will not be accepted if it has not been signed first by the City Clerk).

        5. In order to run for office, each candidate must complete, sign and return to the City Clerk a Candidate Intention Statement (FPPC Form 501). You must file this before you solicit or receive any contributions or before you make expenditures from your personal funds on behalf of your candidacy. A form 501 is included in this packet for your convenience.

    For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (909) 384-5002 for an appointment.