One measure includes a proposal to change future election dates to fall on an even-numbered year, which would save the city $142 thousand per election, but would also give council members in office longer than their original terms.
Four candidates are running for two City Council seats in the Nov. 5 election, and Mayor Bill Clarkson is running unopposed.
The two council seats include that of the incumbent Dave Hudson, who seeks re-election, and Jim Livingstone, 70, who is leaving his post in November.
Other candidates up for the seat is Planning Commissioner Harry Sachs; "political-newcomer" and active school volunteer Rene Matsumoto, who was featured in the San Ramon Express earlier this month; and a San Ramon resident and Pleasanton attorney Thomas von Thury, also featured in the San Ramon Express.
One of the measures on the site includes the proposal to change future election dates to fall on an even-numbered year to match those of surrounding cities, which would save San Ramon $142,000 per election.
The measure would extend the terms of the Mayor and Council members to one year.
From the city website:
The City Clerk’s office encourages all
new residents to register to vote. If you have moved within the City
of San Ramon, you will need to re-register in order to vote. The last
day to register to vote is October 21, 2013. Applications for Vote By
Mail ballots must be received by the Registrar of Voters in Martinez
by October 29, 2013.
Please contact the City Clerk's Department at 925-973-2539 if you have any questions.
More voting information from the City's website here.