On April 17, 2022, the City of Hemet Council Member Karlee Meyer passed away, leaving the Council Member - District One seat vacant. On May 9, 2023, at the City Council Regular Meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to direct the City Clerk to start the application process to fill the vacancy of the Council Member - District One seat. Starting on May 10, 2023, the City Clerk began soliciting applications to fill the vacancy. The City Clerk will accept applications no later than Friday, June 2, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. The City Clerk will provide a report of all qualified applicants to the City Council for consideration at a future Regular Scheduled City Council Meeting to be held on June 13, 2023.
Please contact the City Clerk’s office for additional information at 951-765-2395 or email the City Clerk at email@example.com. Please contact the City Clerk's Office to schedule an appointment to submit an application.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR CANDIDACY
To qualify as a candidate for Council Member - District One, you must reside and be registered to vote within the District One jurisdiction when the application is issued. Additionally, you must be:
- A registered voter of the City of Hemet, District 1.
- A citizen of the United States.
- 18 years of age or older.
- Not disqualified from holding office by the Constitution or laws of the State of California.
On November 2, 2010, the voters of the City of Hemet adopted Measure W limiting the number of terms a person may serve as an elected official to three terms. The language is codified in Hemet Municipal Code Section 2-37 and reads as follows:
During their lifetime, no person shall serve, whether by means of election or appointment, more than three terms of office as a city council member, as the treasurer, or as any other elected city official. This term limit shall be applied separately to each different type of elected office held. A partial term of office shall be considered to be a full term where more than one-half of the regular term of office has been served. This measure shall apply prospectively, taking effect as to terms commencing in 2012 and thereafter.
Terms that commenced prior to 2012 are not counted for the purposes of Section 2-37. At this time, the Council Member - District One vacancy will fulfill the position for the remainder of the term, ending on December 2024.