The Tehachapi City Council is seeking applicants for appointment to a vacant Council seat. Below are some frequently asked questions in regards to this vacancy and the links for the application. All applications must be turned in to Tehachapi City Hall. 115 S. Robinson Street. Monday-Thursday 7am-5:30 pm.
Application for City Council Appointment
What happens to Councilmember Grimes’ seat?
The City Council has elected to receive applicants and potentially appoint a replacement that will serve until the certification of the November 6, 2018 election. This seat will then be subject to election on November 6 along with three other council seats and City Treasurer.
How do I apply for the appointment?
All applicants must be registered voters residing within the City limits. Applications are available online at TehachapiCityHall.com and at City Hall, 115 S. Robinson Street. Applications must be received by 5:30 pm on July 11. City Hall is open Monday-Thursday from 7am to 5:30 pm.
How do the City Council Districts factor into the election of the vacant seat?
The recently approved City Council districts will not apply to the election of the vacant seat. Since Ed Grimes was elected in the at-large system, his seat will remain at-large until the conclusion of his original term in November of 2020. Therefore, the election for the remaining two years on his term will be open to any qualified candidate living within the City limits.
Who will be on my ballot for City Council in November?
There will be three other City Council seats subject to election this November. Those seats will be subject to the Districts adopted in December of last year. If your district us up for election this year, there will be candidates on your ballot specific to your district, as well as candidates for treasurer and the at-large council seat. If your district is not up for election this year, you will only be voting for Treasurer and the at-large council seat vacated by the passing of Ed Grimes.
Which Districts will be up for election in November?
Districts 1, 4 and 5 will be on the ballot during the November general election.
Where can I find out what district I live in?
There is an interactive map available on the City’s website www.TehachapiCityHall.com where you can type in your address and it will provide the corresponding district. You can also view a City Council District map at City Hall, 115 S. Robinson Street.
If I’m interested in running for a City Council seat, what is the process?
You must be a registered voter residing in the City limits. The nomination period will open on July 16 and close on August 9 at 5:30 pm. Appointments to pull election materials can be made by calling 822-2200, ex.101.
If I have more questions, who do I contact?
Please contact the City elections official Ashley Whitmore at 822-2200 ex. 101 or via email at email@example.com.