By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
Two seats on the Stanton City Council will be contested in November, those of Carol Warren and Al Ethans. Another seat, vacated by Ed Royce, is to be filled by appointment through an application process, the deadline for which is Monday, Feb. 27.
The application for the appointment is available on the City of Stanton website at http://www.ci.stanton.ca.us/
The results of the appointment process will be announced at the end of March.
There is a ballot measure to increase the utility users fee in Stanton to 7.5 percent in order to raise annual revenue to pay for the contracted services of police and fire to the city.
The special election for the ballot measure is going to be held on June 5 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To pose an argument for or against the ballot measure, residents can submit arguments to the city clerk until March 9.
In order to run for city council in Stanton, a potential candidate must be at least 18 years of age, reside in the city of Stanton, be a U.S. citizen and a registered voter.
A candidate must obtain nomination paperwork from the Orange County Registrar of Voters, at 1300 S. Grand Avenue, Building C, in Santa Ana.
The potential candidate must have 25 or more signatures of registered voters in favor of their running for office. The signatures are to be presented to the Stanton city clerk with a $25 fee.
To place a candidates’ statement in the voter’s handbook is an additional fee of $200.