Updated 12:10 p.m. Aug. 10.
Two city council seats are up for election in November—and there is still time for potential candidates to file nomination papers with the City Clerk. The filing period has been extended to Wednesday.
Mary England, who has served on the Lemon Grove City Council since 2000, will not seek re-election to her seat, as she is running for higer office.
England, president of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce since 2008, won one of two top spots in for the 79th Assembly District seat. The Republican will face Dr. Shirley Weber, a Democrat, on the Novemer ballot.
Planning Commissioner Raquel Vasquez she will run for a City Council seat. Other candidates have yet to be announced.
The filing period for the City Council seat has been extended to Aug. 15, said City Clerk Susan Garcia.
Want to run for City Council? Those who wish to fill out nomination papers for the Nov. 6 general election can pick up the forms and file them with the City Clerk from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday—which is the new deadline—at City Hall, 3232 Main St.
Candidates are required to be registered voters in Lemon Grove, and must obtain 20 signatures of valid registered voters in Lemon Grove on their nomination papers before filing.
It is free for candidates to file nomination papers, but if a candidate choses to file an optional Candidate's Statement of Qualifications in the voter's pamphlet, there is a $480 printing fee.
Candidates who are interested in placing their statement in the pamphlet must schedule an appointment with Garcia. To do so, call 619-825-3800 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. City Hall is closed Fridays.