The City of Santa Clarita is a general law city with a Council/Manager form of government. The City of Santa Clarita was incorporated on December 15, 1987. The City Council consists of five members who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Each December, the City Council selects a member of the seated Council to serve as Mayor on a one-year rotating basis.
Santa Clarita conducts its City Council election in April of every even-numbered year. Councilmembers serve four-year terms. The procedures for conducting a General Municipal election are established by State law. Per state law, resolution was adopted at the November City Council meeting that calls and gives notice of a General Municipal Election to be held on April 8, 2014, for the purpose of electing three councilmembers for a term of four years each.
This resolution also states that the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. The Candidate Filing Period will open on Monday, December 16, 2013, and run until 5 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014. If any incumbent does not file by this deadline, the filing period is extended five calendar days, until Wednesday, January 15, 2014, by when candidates, other than incumbents, may file.
As the Elections Official, the City Clerk is responsible for overseeing the municipal elections, distributing and receiving nomination papers, and maintaining all campaign statements and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).