City Clerk

The fall election season kicks off Monday with the opening of the nomination period for local offices.

Anyone interested in running for mayor or for one of two open City Council seats has until August 7 to submit their nomination paperwork to the City Clerk’s office. The deadline will be extended to August 13 if incumbents choose not to run for those offices, but that seems unlikely as both Mayor Marie Gilmore and Councilman Stewart Chen have announced plans to run for re-election.

The city and the East Bay Municipal Utility District are holding a public meeting to discuss potential changes to Alameda’s private sewer lateral ordinance from 10 a.m. to noon March 27 in council chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue. The ordinance details property owners’ responsibility for sewer lateral testing, repair, and replacement, particularly when a property is sold or transferred. The city’s current ordinance is available here.