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City Council Vacancy

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City Council Vacancy Announcement

The City of Santa Clara is seeking candidates for a vacant City Council position to serve your community. The appointed position will be to fill the remaining term of Council District 5, which ends November 2020. 

The 7-member City Council acts as the legislative body, representing the citizens of Santa Clara and is empowered by the City's Charter to formulate City-wide policy.

How to Apply

All applications must be received by the City Clerk's Office no later than 5 p.m. on February 28, 2020. Interviews will be held during the Council meeting on March 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers located at 1500 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara 95050.

Application Steps:

Step 1: Check your address to our Interactive District Map to confirm that you are a resident in District 5.

Step 2: Complete the Application with two proofs of residency (2 required) – Sample documents include a Driver’s License/State Identification Card, Utility Bill, Internet/Cable Bill, etc. 

Step 3: Bring the Application and 2 Proofs of Residency to the City Clerk’s Office – 1500 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. no later than 6:00 p.m. on February 28, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

Any interested applicant must meet the eligibility requirements, as set forth in the City Charter, Section 600, which states that they are a resident and a qualified registered elector of the City of Santa Clara. 

Applicants must also be a registered voter in Council District 5.

Any application that does not meet the minimum eligibility requirements will not be considered for this vacancy.

For more information, please email, or call (408) 615-2220Call: (408) 615-2220
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