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Become a candidate for Roseville City Council; election Nov. 6
By: Sonia Orozco, Roseville City Clerk
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On Nov. 6, voters will select three members of our community to serve on the Roseville City Council.

Of the three seats available, one is currently held by Mayor Pauline Roccucci and another by Councilwoman Carol Garcia. Councilman John Allard holds the third seat and has already served the maximum of two consecutive terms.

A prospective candidate for city council must be a Roseville resident at least 18 years of age and a registered voter of the city of Roseville.

The official nomination period opened July 16 and runs through Friday, Aug. 10. Candidates must file their official nomination paperwork with the City Clerks Department during this time.

Roseville citizens 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 website at or at the Clerks Department in the Civic Center, 311 Vernon St.

The limitations are as follows:

  • The contribution period starts February and all campaign funds must be spent by Dec. 31. During this time, all contributions from a single source are cumulative.
  • 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 2012 election is $96,108.
  • A candidate who accepts the expenditure limit may receive contributions of up to $500 from any single source.
  • A candidate who rejects the expenditure limit may receive contributions of up to $250 from any single source.
  • Anyone who has received a campaign contribution of at least $100 must file a contribution report with the City Clerks Department. These reports are due on the 1st of the month, March 1 through Dec. 1. A final report is due on Dec. 31. The local campaign reports are in addition to the reports required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • Regular meetings of the Roseville 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 p.m. in the council chambers of the Civic Center. Council members are also required to serve on auxiliary boards, committees or commissions.

Councilmember compensation is $600 per month and the mayor receives an additional $50 per month. Council members may, upon order of the council, be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred while performing representative services for the city.

For more information or to set an appointment to file the required documents to be a candidate, call the Roseville City Clerks office at (916) 774-5263.