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Elections

Sonoma City Council Members are elected at large to serve four-year terms. There are no limits to the number of terms a person may serve. The term expirations are staggered so that not all terms expire at the same time. The next regular election will be held November 10, 2020 at which time three Councilmembers will be elected.

2016 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS 

A General Municipal election was conducted inthe City of Sonoma on November 8,2016 for the purpose of electing two members of the City Council and to vote on three measures. The County of Sonoma Elections Department has completed its canvass of the returns of the election and has certified the results.
David Cook and Amy Harrington were the successful candidates and have been elected to the City Council for full terms of fours years.  All three of the measures were in voted in favor or and thereby deemed adopted.

  • Measure U - Enacted as Ordinance #14-2016, it will continue the imposition of a .5%  sales tax, established by the passage of Measure J, until September 30, 2022. The funds derived from the sales tax will assist the City in maintaining the financial vialibiltiy of the City and maintaining staffing and service levels within the City.  
 
  • Measure V -  On March 21, 2016, the Sonoma City Council adopted Ordinance #01-2016. This Ordinance banned the use of gas leaf blowers within the City’s limits but allowed the continued use of battery- and electric-powered leaf blowers subject to specified regulations.  Thereafter, a referendum petition against the Ordinance was timely circulated, signed and delivered to the City Clerk and the City Council decided to submit the Ordinance to the voters. A majority of the voters voted in favor, so the Ordinance became effective December 22, 2016.  Guidelines will be posted shortly.
 
  • Measure W - Enacted as Ordinance #15-2016, the Ordinance prohibits smoking in the following areas and places, among others:  enclosed public places, multi-unit residences, hotels and motels, enclosed common areas, enclosed dining areas, outdoor recreational areas and parks, outdoor public places (including public streets and sidewalks), outdoor dining areas and within 25 feet of any area where smoking is prohibited. The New Smoking Ordinance regulates the release of smoke, defined to include tobacco smoke and electronic smoking device vapors, among others. Also included in the ordinance is a provision granting to the City Council the authority to amend it, as conditions warrant.
     

City Council

Madolyn Agrimonti, Term Expires November 2018

David Cook, Term Expires November 2020

Gary Edwards, Term Exires November 2018

Amy Harrington, Term Expires November 2020

Rachel Hundley, Term Expires November 2018

Candidate Qualifications

If you are interested in running for public office in the City of Sonoma, you must meet the following requirements:

Must be at least eighteen years of age and a citizen of the United States.  Must be a registered voter of the City of Sonoma at the time nomination papers are issued.

Nomination Process

Nomination and election forms for municipal offices will be available at the City Clerk's office during normal office hours during the Nomination Period. Nomination papers are issued without charge.

During the nomination period, each candidate shall secure (upon their official nomination paper) not less than twenty, or more than thirty signatures of registered voters residing within the City of Sonoma.

All nomination documents must be completed and submitted to the Office of the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date of the nomination period. Other required and/or optional documents include but are not limited to a Statement of Economic Interests Form 700, a Candidate Statement and fee, and a Code of Fair Campaign Practices form.