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Election Information - November 2018
Mayor and City Council - Election of Officers and City Measures 

General Election Information

The General Municipal Election is held in Grover Beach on the first Tuesday (after the first Monday) in November of even-numbered years and is consolidated with the County of San Luis Obispo. The City Clerk serves as the City’s Election Official and, in compliance with the California Elections Code, administers all municipal elections for elected and appointed officials.

Elected Officials
The Grover Beach City Council consists of five members elected at-large on a nonpartisan basis. In November of even-numbered years, three seats will be open on the City Council - two for the office of Council Member (a four-year term of office) and the office of Mayor (a two-year term of office). Elected officials may serve no more than two consecutive terms for the same office.

Requirements for Running for a Seat on the City Council 
  • A candidate must live in Grover Beach and be a registered voter of the city. For additional information, please see our Press Release.  

Nomination of Officers
The nomination period for the Office of Mayor and the Office of Council Member began on Mon, July 16, 2018 and closed on Fri, August 10, 2018.  

Candidates Running for Elective Office
(listed in alphabetical order by last name) 
  • For the Office of Mayor(vote for one)
        Elizabeth "Liz" Doukas
        Jeff Lee
        Debbie D. Peterson
  • For the Office of Council Member(vote for two)
        Barbara Nicolls 
        Robert Robert
        Mariam Shah    

To view campaign finance disclosure forms for candidates and committees, see Campaign Financial Disclosures - November 6, 2018.

To view the Candidate Forum held on Monday, September 24, 2018, see Candidate Forum Video.

At the City Council meeting of July 23, 2018, the Council took formal action to place the following two (2) measures on the November 6, 2018 ballot:

City of Grover Beach
Measure L-18

To provide funding for maintaining fire and police services, repairing streets, maintaining parks, and other general city services; shall the City of Grover Beach adopt an ordinance amending an ordinance increasing the Transient Occupancy Tax rate charged for hotels and other visitor-serving accommodations from 10% to 12%, providing $70,000 annually in unrestricted funding with all funds staying in Grover Beach?
 
Yes
  

No


Voter Information on City of Grover Beach - Measure L-18
 
  • Resolution No. 18-79 - Placing a measure on the November 2018 ballot to increase the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate from 10% to 12% for the purpose of raising revenue to fund general municipal services, which would amend Chapter 6, Article X of the Grover Beach Municipal Code relating to the Transient Occupancy Tax
  • Notice to Voters - Regarding Filing Arguments For or Against a City Measure
  • City Attorney's Impartial Analysis of Measure L-18
  • Argument in Favor of Measure L-18
  • Argument Against Measure L-18 
    (No Argument Against was received by the filing deadline)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Measure L-18 (TOT)

City of Grover Beach
Measure M-18

To provide funding for maintaining fire and police services, repairing streets, maintaining parks, and other general city services; shall the City of Grover Beach adopt an ordinance amending the annual Business Tax Certificate rate from $55 to a range of $60 to $950 based on building square footage and a separate flat rate of $60 for businesses located outside Grover Beach, providing $90,000 annually in unrestricted funding with all funds staying in Grover Beach?

Yes


No


Voter Information on City of Grover Beach - Measure M-18
 
  • Resolution No. 18-82 - Placing a measure on the November 2018 ballot to restructure the Business Tax Certificate (BTC) rate for the purpose of raising revenue to fund general municipal services, which would repeal and adopt a new Chapter 2, Article X of the Grover Beach Municipal Code relating to Business Tax Certificates 
  • Notice to Voters - Regarding Filing Arguments For or Against a City Measure
  • City Attorney's Impartial Analysis of Measure M-18
  • Argument in Favor of Measure M-18
  • Argument Against Measure M-18 
    (No Argument Against was received by the filing deadline)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Measure M-18 (BTC)

Additional Voter Information 

To be eligible to vote for candidates and issues appearing on the ballot in Grover Beach, you must be a registered voter of the city.

  • Information on previous elections, see General Municipal Election: November 2014 | November 2016 
  • San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder's Office: Voter registration information or to look up your polling location. You may also contact the County Clerk-Recorder's Office by calling (805) 781-5080. 
  • California Secretary of State: Elections and voter information.
  • Fair Political Practices Commission: Campaign filing requirements and conflicts of interest. The FPPC Technical Assistance Division is available by telephone Mon-Thurs, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at (866) 275-3772.
  • Voter's Edge California: A joint project of MapLight and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund to provide a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in the state of California. 

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