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GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION: NOVEMBER 3, 2020

The City of San Fernando is a general law city with a Council/Manager form of government. The City Council consists of five members who are elected at large to overlapping terms of four years and annually select one of their members to serve as Mayor.
 

The next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and will be consolidated with the Los Angeles County General Election. Registered voters in the City of San Fernando will have the opportunity to elect:

  • Two councilmembers for a term of four years – seats are presently occupied by incumbents Joel Fajardo and Robert C. Gonzales; and
  • One councilmember for a term of two years – seat is currently occupied by Councilmember Mary Mendoza who was appointed by City Council to complete the unfinished term of former Councilmember Antonio Lopez. 
  • San Fernando voters will also be presented with one (1) tax-related ballot measure. The measure entitled Keep Sales Tax Revenues Local Measure SF which poses the following question:To ensure that the maximum amount of sales tax revenues generated in San Fernando remain in San Fernando, and to increase funding for street and sidewalk improvements; public infrastructure; local business reinvestment; public Wi-Fi; long-term debt reduction; wages and other general municipal purposes, shall the existing transactions and use tax rate be increased from the current rate of 1/2% to a new rate of 3/4% to raise approximately $1,100,000 annually?  
     
    SYNOPSIS OF MEASURE SF TO BE VOTED ON:The Measure would increase City’s existing one half of one percent (1/2%) transactions (sales) and use tax indefinitely to a new rate of three quarters of one percent (3/4%).  This tax was first approved by San Fernando voters at a Special Election held in June of 2013.  The transactions and use tax is paid in addition to the existing County-wide sales tax on sales of tangible goods and is collected at the same time and in much the same manner as general Statewide sales tax.  At an increased rate of 3//4%, the tax  would adds approximately 75¢ to a retail purchase of $100 or three-fourths of a penny to a purchase of $1.00.  Because the tax is structured as a “general tax” within the meaning of Proposition 218, its proceeds may be used for any governmental or other public purpose, including, but not limited to, street and sidewalk improvements; public infrastructure; local business reinvestment; public Wi-Fi; long-term debt reduction; personnel costs; further restoration of the City’s emergency “rainy day” fund and any other general municipal purpose.  The Measure will continue to require the annual preparation of a publicly available report that tells how much revenue was collected under the tax and how those monies were used.  Because the tax continues to be structured as a general tax, it must be approved by at least a simple majority (50% plus 1) of votes cast by San Fernando voters at the City’s General Municipal Election of November 3, 2020. 

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be 18 years of age;
  • A citizen of the United States; and
  • A registered voter residing within the City of San Fernando at the time nomination papers are issued.    
     

NOTICE OF NOMINEES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE

CAMPAIGN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

The City Clerk’s Office is available to answer questions. A response is usually available within 24 hours, except on weekends and holidays, in which case it will be the next business day. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) provides free, expert advice. The FPPC contact information is as follows: Toll free (866) ASK FPPC (275-3772) Online at http://www.fppc.ca.gov All campaign forms are available on the FPPC website. The City Clerk’s office will also include copies in the handbook for your reference.

Candidates and committees must file the original campaign statements with the City Clerk’s office:

City Clerk’s Office |  City of San Fernando
117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
Phone: (818) 898-0710 | Fax: (818) 361-7631 | CityClerk@sfcity.org

LOS ANGELES COUNTY IS MODERNIZING HOW YOU VOTE

There are big changes coming to our San Fernando Municipal Elections and we want you to be informed and engaged! Los Angeles County’s effort to modernize our voting processes, known as Voting Solution for all People (VSAP) was developed in 2009 by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to address an aging voting system and an increasingly large and complex electorate. VSAP has several different components to it; such as flexible options for voting, a new ballot marking device, new Vote by Mail ballot, and new Vote Centers. 
 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION  

 

NEW VOTING EXPERIENCE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

VOTE CENTERS

Having a single day to vote in-person is now a thing of the past. Voters in L.A. County will now have 11 consecutive days to vote in-person at any Vote Center Countywide. During the voting period, Vote Centers will be open from 8 AM to 5 PM during the 10 days prior to Election Day. On Election Day, all Vote Centers will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM. 
 

Vote Safe In-Person

The Los Angeles County/Registrar-Recorder will provide safe and secure Vote Centers that follow all of the public health and safety guidelines, such as:

  • Social distancing of 6 feet
  • Election Workers wearing protective gloves and masks
  • Wiping down surfaces and Ballot Marking Devices after every voter
  • Limiting the number of voters in the voting area at one time

Vote Center Locator

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

To learn more about the new voting system and its components, please click the links below.

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CITY HALL | City Clerk Department
117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
Julia Fritz, City Clerk
(818) 898-1204 | CityClerk@sfcity.org
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Cynthia Alba Deputy City Clerk/Management Analyst (818) 898-7318 CAlba@sfcity.org

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