At their Oct. 22 meeting, the City Council conducted the first reading of Bill No. 7257, calling for an election on April 6, 2021, of mayor for a four-year term. The vote will be part of the general municipal election. No council seats are up for election in 2021.
A vote on Bill No. 7257 is expected to occur at the next council meeting on Nov. 12.
The first day for filing a declaration of candidacy for the April 6 election is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Filing will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. All filings must be in person by the candidate, and a filing fee of $25 must accompany each filing submitted to the city clerk.
Candidates who file on Dec. 15 will draw a number at the time they file. The candidate with the lowest number will be the first candidate on the ballot. The second-lowest number will be second on the ballot, and so on. Candidates filing after Dec. 15 will be in order on the ballot in the same order as filings are received by the city clerk in her office.
The last municipal election to elect a mayor was April 2, 2017.