City Council Candidate Eligibility: City of San Buenaventura Charter Section 503 states, "No person shall hold, or be eligible for nomination to office as a member of the City Council unless at the time his nomination papers are filed, or his appointment made, he is a registered voter of this City …prior to filing his/her nomination papers for election or appointment, a resident of this City or of territory annexed thereto"
A Member of the City Council elected to represent a district must reside in that district and be a registered voter in that district, and any candidate for City Council must live in, and be a registered voter in, the district in which he or she seeks election at the time nomination papers are issued, pursuant to Elections Code 10227. Termination of residency in a district by a Member of the City Council shall create an immediate vacancy for that Council district unless a substitute residence within the district is established within 30 days after the termination of residency. [Ordinance 2018-001, Chapter 2.210–San Buenaventura Municipal Code]
Prior to soliciting for any campaign funds OR expending any personal funds for the election, individuals must file FPPC Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) with the City Clerk.