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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Press Release - City Council Appoints Qualified Candiates and Cancels November 2022 Election

PR - City Council Appoints Qualified Candidates and Cancels November 2022 Election

City of San Pablo City Council Appoints Four Qualified Candidates to Elective Office and Cancels November 8, 2022 Municipal Election

 (SAN PABLO, CA).  Due to an uncontested municipal election, at a noon Special Meeting today, the San Pablo City Council voted (a unanimous vote of the four Councilmembers present) to cancel the municipal election the City Council previously scheduled for November 8, 2022 and instead appoint the four (4) nominated and qualified candidates to the four vacant elective City offices, pursuant to applicable California Election Code provisions.  Cancellation of the municipal election does not impact the statewide election scheduled for the same day.

 The City Council appointed the following four (4) candidates who submitted nomination papers by the City’s August 11, 2022 Candidate Filing Deadline, and were later qualified by County Elections Department:

 City Councilmember:  (Two Seats)

Rita Xavier

Elizabeth Pabon-Alvarado

 City Treasurer:  (One Seat)

Viviana Toledo

 City Clerk: (One Seat)

Dorothy Gantt

 No other candidate for City office submitted nomination papers by the deadline and no City Measure qualified to be submitted to the voters at the November 8, 2022 municipal election.

 All four individuals appointed by the City Council will take office on December 5, 2022, and serve exactly as if elected at a municipal election for the office.

 Cancellation of the municipal election on November 8, 2022 will save local San Pablo taxpayers approximately $32,100 to $38,520 in election costs per County Election Department estimates.

 In August 2014, per Resolution 2014-139, a previous San Pablo City Council unanimously approved a similar action appointing three (3) qualified candidates for elective office due to an uncontested election, and saved the local San Pablo taxpayers $26, 000 in election costs.


For more information, contact:

Matt Rodriguez, San Pablo City Manager

Office: (510) 215-3016

Mobile: (510) 932-3594

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