The Clerk’s Office performs a variety of legal and administrative duties/responsibilities. The City Clerk is responsible for the preparation of the City Council meeting agendas, minutes, legal publications and for processing resolutions and ordinances. The City Clerk acts as the official custodian of records for the City and is responsible for the City’s Records Management Program. The City Clerk is responsible for election activities and assists in the recruitment of members for various boards, commissions, and committees. The City Clerk acts as filing officer for the City Conflict of Interest Code and Fair Political Practices Commission Statements of Economic Interest, as well as election campaign reports for City Council and Council candidates. The City Clerk acts as service agent for the City regarding claims, subpoenas and summons; and provides access to public records and information.
City Council Agendas/Staff Reports/Minutes
Regular meetings of the City of Carpinteria City Council are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 P.M. in the City’s Council Chambers, located at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue. Meetings are broadcast live on local GATV Channel 21 and rebroadcast on the following Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. and Saturday at 5:00 P.M.
Applications are accepted throughout the year and are kept on file to assist in filing an unscheduled vacancy or for the Bi-Annual Recruitment. All terms are 2 year terms and begin January 31 (odd year) and end January 30 (even year). Appointments are made by the City Mayor at a public meeting. The following is a list of Boards/Commissions/Committees.
- Architectural Review Board
- Carpinteria Open Space Management Advisory Board
- Community Development Block Grant Committee
- Downtown-T Business Advisory Board
- Environmental Review Committee
- Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee
- Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization Board
- Planning Commission
- Tree Advisory Board
- Library Advisory Commission
Please print, complete, and return your application to the City Clerk’s Office, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Local Appointments List shows current appointees and their terms of appointment.
The Municipal Code is a codification of all the applicable ordinances of the City of Carpinteria. The Muni Code is updated electronically in January of each year; therefore the Municipal Code in the link below may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the City. Please contact the City Clerk at (805) 755-4446, to verify.
On April 11, 2022 the City Council adopted Ordinance Nos. 752 and 753 , adopting a Council district map and establishing the sequence of elections for Councilmember districts, respectively. The City’s first district election will occur on November 8, 2022.
General Election Information
General Municipal Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even years. Special Municipal Elections may be scheduled as a result of City Council action. General Municipal Elections are for the election of Councilmembers and for other purposes the City Council may prescribe. Councilmembers serve four-year terms of office. The terms are staggered so that three terms expire in 2022 and two terms expire in 2024. This year, only residents in Council District Numbers 1, 3, and 5 will be able to vote for Council candidates in their respective Districts. Residents in Council District Numbers 2 and 4 will elect Councilmembers in their respective Districts in November 2024.
November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election
Offices to be Elected
Three full-term City Council seats representing Council District Numbers 1, 3, and 5 will be up for election as part of the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election. The terms for these seats will end in November 2026.
Eligibility Requirements to Run for Elective Office
In order to be eligible to hold an elective office to the Carpinteria City Council, an individual must be:
- A United States citizen
- 18 years of age or older on Election Day
- Registered to vote within the City limits and applicable Council District at the time nomination papers are issued
How to Run for Office
Every election starts with a “Nominating period.” This is the only period of time during which candidates can obtain and return the “nomination papers,” which are the forms necessary to run for office.
The nomination period begins 8 A.M. on July 18, 2022, and ends (deadline to file papers) 5 P.M. on August 12, 2022. If an incumbent does not file, the deadline is extended to August 17, 2022, 5:00 P.M.
The City Clerk will meet with each candidate individually to review information in the candidate nomination packet and to issue nomination papers. This orientation meeting typically takes one hour and is conducted by appointment.
To qualify, candidates must obtain no fewer than 20 signatures and no more than 30 signatures from voters registered in the City of Carpinteria and applicable Council District.
There is a charge to have a candidate statement printed in the sample ballot. Payment is due at the time the nomination paper is filed. A candidate statement is optional.
For information on how to run a Candidate Campaign and what to do before, during and after an election, please refer to the Fair Political Practices Commission’s Candidate ToolKit for guidance and general overview of the rules for campaigns.
Please contact the City Clerk by phone at (805) 755-4403 or by email at email@example.com to schedule your candidate orientation appointment.
- 2022 Municipal Election Fact Sheet
- Resolution Calling for the Holding of a General Municipal Election To Be Held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the Election of Certain Officers as Required by the Provisions of the Laws of the State of California Relating to General Law Cities
- Notice of Election (English/Español)
- Notice of Nominees for Public Office (English/Español)
Other Election Informational Resources
- Rebuttal to Argument In Favor of Measure T2022
- Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure T2022
- Argument Against Measure T2022
- Argument In Favor of Measure T2022
- Impartial Analysis of Measure T2022 by City Attorney
- Initiative Measure Text
- Elections Code Section 9212 Report
- Resolution Calling for a Regular Municipal Election To Be Held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the submission of an Initiative Measure to Change and/or Readopt the City of Carpinteria’s General Plan Designation and Zoning Designation for Two Parcels of City-Owned Property (APN 004-105-011 and APN 004-105-026) Located Adjacent to the Railroad Tracks to the West of Linden Avenue and to Amend the Definition of the Open Space/Recreation (OSR) Land Use Category of the General Plan Land Use Element
- Resolution Setting Priorities for Filing Written Arguments Regarding an Initiative Measure
- Resolution Providing for the Filing of Rebuttal Arguments for an Initiative Measure
- Notice to Voters of Date After Which No Arguments For Or Against (A) City Measure(s) May Be Submitted to the City Clerk
- Santa Barbara County Clerk, Recorder and Assessor & Registrar of Voters
- Register to Vote
- Find Your Polling Place
- Ballot Drop Box Locations
- Where’s My Ballot?
- Where’s My Ballot – Troubleshooting
- Election Results
- Fair Political Practices Commission or call (866) ASK-FPPC (275-3772)
- Voter Complaint Information or call (800) 345-VOTE (8683)
For additional information regarding elections or candidate campaign disclosure statements, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 755-4403.