Last week for City Council candidates to file before Aug. 12 deadline

Published on August 08, 2022


On Nov. 8, Menlo Park residents will vote in a general municipal election for three open city council seats, one each in Districts 1, 2 and 4. During general municipal elections, residents within each district select their district representative to serve a four-year term. The mayor and vice mayor each serve one-year terms and are selected annually by the City Council at its first regular meeting in December.

The City Council establishes city policies, approves ordinances and resolutions, makes land use decisions, approves agreements and contracts, and sets utility rates.

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for City Council, schedule an appointment with City Clerk Judi Herren for review and issuance of a candidate packet.

Individuals who wish to run for one of the three seats must be:

  • 18 years of age;
  • A registered voter; and
  • Live in the district in which they are running

All candidates should start the process as soon as possible to ensure enough time to complete the required paperwork to secure a spot on the ballot.

For more information about running for city council, visit the city election webpage and view what district you live in using our interactive district map.



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