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Participate in the Future of Your Community
On November 4, city voters will select two members of our community to serve on the Roseville City Council. The two council seats are currently held by Mayor Susan Rohan and Councilmember Tim Herman. Both Rohan and Herman are incumbents and eligible to be candidates in the next election. The Roseville Charter stipulates members are eligible to serve two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms.
Local campaign finance reform was implemented in Roseville in 2000. An ordinance aimed at lowering campaign costs and slowing the increase in campaign spending was adopted by the City Council.
The ordinance defines the campaign period which opened on February 4 for potential candidates to begin fundraising. Roseville citizens who are interested in running for office must abide by campaign limitations referenced in Chapters 2.60, 2.80 and 2.90 of the Roseville Municipal Code, which is available on the city’s Web site at www.roseville.ca.us or at the Clerk’s Department at 311 Vernon Street:
The limitations are summarized as follows:
• Before accepting any contribution, a candidate must file a form with the Roseville City Clerk, either accepting or rejecting the campaign expenditure limit. The expenditure limit for the November 2014 election is $102,792. The campaign finance contribution period opened on February 4 and runs through December 31, 2014. This is the time frame in which prospective candidates can receive contributions for their campaign for office.
• A candidate who accepts the expenditure limit may accept contributions of up to $500 from any single source.
• A candidate who rejects the expenditure limit may accept contributions of up to $250 from any single source.
• The contribution limit is cumulative for all contributions from a single source between February 4, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Campaign funds must be spent by December 31, 2014.
• The official nomination period opened Monday, July 14, 2014 and runs through Friday, August 8, 2014 and is the time frame in which candidates must file their official nomination paperwork with the City Clerk.
Regular meetings of the City Council are held on the first Wednesday of the month and adjourned meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Civic Center, 311 Vernon Street. Additional meetings are held as necessary. Complete agenda packets are available on the Friday preceding the meetings in the reception area of the City Clerk’s Department, 311 Vernon Street and on the city’s web site at www.roseville.ca.us.
Extensive time is required to review the material to be considered at the meetings. Members are also required to serve on auxiliary boards, committees, and or commissions associated with Roseville, the Placer region, and the greater Sacramento area.
Councilmember compensation is six hundred dollars ($600) per month and the mayor receives an additional fifty dollars ($50) per month. Councilmembers may, upon order of the City Council, be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred while performing representative services of the City of Roseville.
For more information or to set an appointment to file the required documents to begin fundraising, please call the Roseville City Clerk’s office at 774-5263.