November 4, 2014, General Municipal Election

As the Elections Official, the City Clerk is responsible for overseeing the municipal elections, distributing and receiving nomination papers, and maintaining all campaign statements and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

This webpage will be updated on a regular basis as more information pertaining to candidates and ballot measures becomes available.  Should you have any questions regarding the election process, candidates, ballot measures, deadlines, etc., please do not hesitate to call us at 805.773.7003.

The following information is for individuals wishing to run for Pismo Beach Mayor - Full Term of Two(2) Years and (2) City Council Members - Full Term of Four(4) Years.

The Candidate Handbook is an additional resource that has a wealth of information for those who are interested in running for elected office in the City of Pismo Beach.  Additional copies can be provided by contacting the City Clerk's office.
 
To view the September 11th Candidate Forum, please click on the following link:  http://pismobeach.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=6&clip_id=675

PLACEMENT OF POLITICAL SIGNS

Temporary political signs are allowed provided that such signs comply with the following conditions of the Pismo Beach Municipal Code Section 17.36.060(D):

Such signs shall not be allowed on sidewalks, street medians, public rights-of-way, public parks or other property, or where they may interfere with vehicular or pedestrian sight distance, nor shall they be affixed to utility poles, street signs or any public utility company or railroad property without the specific permission of the utility, railroad, or public agency.  In addition Political signs must remain in compliance with the following requirements:
 
  • Total sign area shall not exceed three square feet per sign in all zoning districts and on any signs attached to or displayed from a vehicle or trailer;
  • Signs shall not be illuminated;
  • The signs shall be removed within seven days after the election;
  • The signs shall not be located within one hundred feet of any polling place;
  • Adhesive signs shall not be placed on structures in any location other than on a glass surface; and
  • The signs shall not be placed without the written consent of the property owner.
The main purpose of the City’s sign ordinance is to allow freedom of expression while preserving the public safety and aesthetics. City staff consistently enforces the provision of this ordinance. Collected signs will be held at the Public Works Department Corporation Yard located at 550 Frady Lane.

VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The last day to register to vote to be eligible to vote in the November 4, 2014 election is October 20, 2014.  You will need to re-register if there has been a change in your status since the last election (name change, new address, etc).  Registration forms are available at City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, and you can also register to vote online at  www.sos.ca.gov.

ELECTION DAY

The polls will be open on Election Day (November 4, 2014) between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Your polling place will be indicated on your Sample Ballot that you receive in the mail.  You may also learn your polling place by calling the San Luis Obispo Registrar of Voters at 805-781-5000, or by logging on to the San Luis Obispo Registrar of Voters' website at www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk.


CANDIDATE INFORMATION
All election related documents for Candidates can be found by clicking here http://ca-pismobeach.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/Index/1688.

MAYORAL CANDIDATES


Shelly Higginbotham
Kevin Kreowski

COUNCIL MEMBER CANDIDATES

Sheila Blake
Marcia Guthrie
Mary Ann Reiss
Kris Vardas

BALLOT MEASURE INFORMATION
At its July 1, 2014, meeting, the Pismo Beach City Council voted to add the following measures to the November 4, 2014, ballot:

Measure H-14

"Shall the Initiative of the People of the City of Pismo Beach amending the City's General Plan to alter development standards within the City's Sphere of Influence in Planning Area R and other specified areas be adopted?"

AND

Measure I-14

"The Pismo Beach Vital Public Service Protection Measure. To continue to help preserve, enhance and improve the infrastructure, safety and character of Pismo Beach, shall an ordinance be adopted to extend the existing one-half cent increase to the City of Pismo Beach sales tax, approved by the voters in 2008, for a period of twelve (12) years?"

All documents pertaining to these two Measures can be found by clicking on the following link:   http://ca-pismobeach.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/Index/1688.