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Who Will Run for Monte Sereno City Council?

Two open seats give local residents an opportunity to perform their civic duty and serve their community for four years on the legislative body.

The City of Monte Sereno is announcing the opening of the nomination period for candidates for the upcoming general municipal election Nov. 6, 2012.

Just like in Los Gatos, two four-year term Council member positions are up for grabs.

Monte Sereno Councilwoman Lana Malloy has announced she will not seek a second term this fall. Malloy was elected to the Monte Sereno City Council in 2008. "I'm just ready to pursue something else," Malloy said. "It's time for someone else to have a chance to serve."

Prior to being elected to the Council, Malloy served for five years on the city's historic preservation committee, two years on the city's cultural commission and two years on the city's site and architecture commission, which acts as a planning commission body.

As of this week, Malloy said she hadn't heard of any candidates pulling papers.

The city has term limits after candidates serve two consecutive four-year terms. The limits require them to stay out of the election process for two years after which they can run again.

Monte Sereno Mayor Sue Garner’s term is also up in November. It's not known at this time if she will seek another four years in office.

Candidates have until Friday, Aug. 10 to file their paperwork to run for office. If any eligible incumbent does not file for re-election the extended nomination period runs until 5 p.m. Aug. 15 for new candidates only, according to a notice by the city regarding the election.

If no one or only one person runs when there are two open seats available on the Council, the body may appoint someone to the office.

Those interested in running may contact Monte Sereno City Clerk Andrea M. Chelemengos at 408-354-7635, or email her at Cityhall@montesereno.org

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Jesse Ducker July 05, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Hopefully a few people will step up and throw their hats in the ring. It's always better for city councils members to be elected by the community rather than appointed by those already sitting on the council.
Larry Arzie July 05, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Being a stewart of local government comes with a heavy workload. Not every loves you either. With increasing federal and State oversight of what you can and can not do puts additional roadblocks in your way keep your town the way your general plan reads. reads.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz July 05, 2012 at 09:37 PM
I'm sure there are people thinking about running......

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