The City of Chico Council is comprised of seven members each
elected by district. Citizens interested in serving on
Council need to make an appointment to meet with the City Clerk
in person to begin this process. Notice of Election
can be found here. Candidate Nomination Period - Press Release
The upcoming November 8, 2022 Election will be for the selection
of three (3) members of the City Council to serve four-year terms
of office representing Districts 2, 4, and 6. In addition,
a vacancy needs to be filled for the original District 3, created
On November 8, 2022, the City of Chico General Municipal Election
for the selection of Councilmembers will be held for District 2,
4, and 6. In addition, the Councilmember for the
remaining two years left on the District 3 term will be selected
by the original District 3 voters in the 2020 election.
The original District 3 Map information can be found
here. Final District Map
Currently seated Councilmembers up for reelection include Vice
Mayor Reynolds for District 2 and Councilmember Brown in District
4. Councilmember Bennett was appointed to fill the vacancy
in District 3, with the remaining two years of that term being
determined at the 2022 election. Once each election is
over, the Council appoints two of its members to serve as Mayor
and Vice Mayor for a period of two years.
Interested in running?
Nomination papers were available until mid July when the official
Nomination Period opens. The next election will be in 2024.
If you are interested in running, please note that before you
begin to accept contributions for your campaign, you must first
file a Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) with the City of
Chico’s City Clerk & Elections Official. Once you have
raised or expended $2,000, you need to form a committee through
the Secretary of States Office (SOS) using a Form 410
(Statement of Organization). The original of the Form 410
is provided to the SOS, with a courtesy copy filed with the City
of Chico’s City Clerk & Elections Official.
Form 501 – Candidate Intention Statement - Form 501
Starting with the 2020 Election, four Councilmembers were elected
by Districts with the remaining three Councilmembers to be
elected by Districts in 2022. Until a Councilmember is
elected by Districts, they remain “at-large.”
Districts 1, 3, 5, & 7 will be determined during the 2020
election. Please find your district in the following
map. Final District Map
2020 Candidate’s Form 501 - Intention to Run Statement
The City of Chico General Municipal Election was held on Tuesday,
November 8, 2016 where four seats on the Council and three
measures to amend the City’s Charter were considered by the
voters. The four City Council seats were filled by Councilmembers
Ory, Schwab, Stone and Mayor Morgan. The term of office commenced
on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and ends in December 2020.
Official 2016 City Council Candidates
The nomination period ended on August 12. While 12 individuals
took out nomination papers, 11 citizens became official
candidates after their signatures were certified by the County.
An official “certified list of candidates with contact
information is available here.
Public Review Period: Elections Code Section 13313 provides for a
10-calendar day public examination period for Candidates’
Statements. During this 10-calendar-day period, any voter of the
City of Chico may seek court action to require any or all
candidates’ statements be amended or deleted.
Shall Section 602 of the Chico City Charter be amended to change
the time of the City Council Meeting held on the first Tuesday in
December of each even-numbered year from 7:30 p.m. to 6:00
p.m.? Impartial Analysis
Shall Section 1110 of the Chico City Charter be amended to allow
for notice of intention to receive proposals for public works
contracts to be provided on the city’s website or other approved
methods? Impartial Analysis Argument in Favor of Measure O
Shall Section 1114 of the Chico City Charter be amended to permit
the council to contract with a newspaper for publication of legal
notices and official advertisements without advertising for the
contract when there is only one newspaper of general circulation
in the City? Impartial Analysis
Filed by Candidates, Officeholders, and Committees
All open campaign committees and City Council candidates raising
or expending $500 or more are required under the State’s
Political Reform Act to file campaign statements with the City
Clerk within the prescribed deadlines.