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    Candidate Packets Available Beginning July 13th Deadline for Filing Nomination Papers is August 7th

    On November 3, 2020, Port Hueneme residents will have the opportunity to vote for two open Councilmember seats. Each position serves a four-year term. The initial period for filing Nomination Papers is July 13 – August 7, 2020. However, if a seated incumbent does not file nomination papers for their respective Councilmember seat, the filing period to submit nomination papers will be extended to August 12, 2020.

    Candidate Packets (Nomination Papers) will be available beginning July 13, 2020 at the Port Hueneme City Clerk’s Office. An appointment is required  with the City Clerk to pick up a Candidate Packet.  Please call 805-986-6503 to schedule an appointment. Additional election information and the list of current candidates will be available online at

    We encourage all candidates to initiate the process early to ensure completion of all required paperwork and secure a nominated spot on the ballot.

    About Our City Government: The City of Port Hueneme has a “Council-Manager” general law form of government and is a Charter City. The City Manager, appointed by the City Council, is the administrative head of government, including being empowered to appoint all City department heads with the exception of the City Attorney.

    Residents elect Councilmembers at large making each accountable to the entire citizenry. The Council acts as the board of directors of the municipal corporation and meets in a public forum where residents may participate in the governmental process.

    Regular meetings of the Port Hueneme City Council are held on the first and third Mondays of the month, beginning at 6:30 p.m.; the Port Hueneme Housing Authority meetings are held the first Monday of each month; and the Port Hueneme Water Agency meetings are held the second Monday of each month, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall. Copies of the staff reports and related materials are prepared in support of individual scheduled agenda items and available in the City Clerk’s Office, or can be viewed/downloaded from the City’s website. City Council meetings are open to the public with the exception of Closed Sessions. The Mayor chairs City Council meetings and is the presiding officer for the City Council, but does not have veto power.

    The City Council establishes City policies, approves ordinances and resolutions, makes land use decisions, approves agreements and contracts, takes into consideration recommendations made by City staff or advisory committees, and sets  utility rates. The Mayor and City Councilmembers receive a monthly stipend set by resolution. Mayor and City Councilmembers are required, pursuant to the Political Reform Act (Government Code Section 81000), to submit a statement of economic interests disclosure statement, as well as, complete AB 1234 Ethics Training, and submit other Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) campaign and annual statements.

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