2018 General Municipal Election

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About the 2018 General Municipal Election

  • Registered voters living in the City of Sausalito will cast ballots in a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • Sausalito voters will elect two members to the City Council
  • Sausalito voters will also vote on two local ballot measures, Measure L and Measure M
  • Important note: Because the November 2018 election will include two Sausalito ballot measures, the names of the two qualified candidates for the two open seats on the City Council, Jill James Hoffman and Susan Cleveland-Knowles, will also appear on the ballot. (California Elections Code Section 10229(a) provides that when there is an uncontested election, the Council can appoint the candidates to the positions that are open instead of having to hold the election. However, Section 10229(b) specifically provides that subsection (a) is not applicable if "...a city measure has qualified and is to be submitted to the voters at that municipal election." Because the City has two measures on the ballot in November, the candidates' names will also appear).
  • This page will be updated throughout the election

2018 Qualifying Candidates

The names of the candidates who qualified for the 2018 General Municipal Election on November 6, 2018, appear below.

Jill James Hoffman
Note: Links to the documents below will be posted soon

  • Nomination Papers
  • Candidate Statement
  • Form 410 - Recipient Committee Statement of Organization
  • Form 460 - Campaign Financial Filings - 1st pre-election filing
  • Form 460 - Campaign Financial Filings - 2nd pre-election filing
  • Form 460 - Campaign Financial Filings - semi-annual
  • Form 410 - Recipient Committee Statement - Termination

Susan Cleveland-Knowles
Note: Links to the documents below will be posted soon

  • Nomination Papers
  • Candidate Statement
  • Form 410 - Recipient Committee Statement of Organization
  • Form 460 - Campaign Financial Filings - 1st pre-election filing
  • Form 460 - Campaign Financial Filings - 2nd pre-election filing
  • Form 460 - Campaign Financial Filings - semi-annual
  • Form 410 - Recipient Committee Statement - Termination 

Ballot Measures L and M

  • On July 31, 2018, the Sausalito City Council voted unanimously to place Measures L and M on the 2018 November ballot
  • More information about Measures L and M is available on the Hot Topics page on the City website

Measure L

For the voters of the City of Sausalito whether or not to approve raising the transient occupancy tax rate charged to hotel guests by 2% to improve essential City of Sausalito services.

Measure L reads:

“City of Sausalito Hotel Tax/Tourism Mitigation Measure. To address the effects of tourism by improving traffic enforcement for pedestrian, cyclist and driver safety; managing the number of bikes, buses, taxis; reinvesting in local businesses; and other essential city services, shall an ordinance raising the transient occupancy tax rate charged to hotel guests by 2% be adopted until ended by voters, providing additional $300,000 annually, with independent audits, all funds used locally in Sausalito?”

 All registered voters within the City of Sausalito will have the opportunity to vote YES or NO.

Documents Associated with Measure L:
Note: Links to the documents below will be posted soon

  • Resolution Calling Election with attached Ordinance
  • Impartial Analysis
  • Argument in Favor of Measure L
  • (No Argument Against Measure L was received)

Measure M

For the voters of the City of Sausalito whether or not to approve a business license rate update ordinance for fairness to businesses of all sizes, to maintain city services all funds to be used locally.

Measure M reads:

City of Sausalito Business Tax Equity Measure.  To maintain city services, including police protection; fixing streets, sidewalks, and storm drains; supporting local businesses; and other general services, shall an ordinance simplifying Sausalito’s business license ordinance for fairness to businesses of all sizes, be adopted until ended by voters, updating business license rates to $125 per business and between $1 - $3 per $1,000 of gross receipts, generating approximately $896,750 annually, requiring audits and all funds used locally?”

All registered voters within the City of Sausalito will have the opportunity to vote YES or NO.

Documents Associated with Measure M:
Note: Links to the documents below will be posted soon

  • Resolution Calling Election with attached Ordinance
  • Impartial Analysis
  • Argument in Favor of Measure M
  • (No Argument Against Measure M was received)

Important Deadlines

  • October 22, 2018: Last day to apply for a vote by mail ballot, by mail from Registrar of Voters
  • November 6, 2018: Election Day. Election Polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • December 6, 2018: Election certification. Deadline for the Marin County Elections Office to certify the election results

Campaign Signs

Register to Vote

  • Residents who have moved or changed their name must re-register to be eligible to vote in future elections. Postage-paid, pre-addressed registration forms may be obtained from any post office, city/town hall, public library or fire station in Marin County.
  • You may also register to vote online via the California Online Voter Registration website.

Register to Vote in Person

  • Residents may also register to vote in person at the Marin County Registrar of Voters' Office. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is (415) 499-6456, and the fax number is (415) 499-6447.
  • If you have moved or changed your name you must re-register to be eligible to vote in any future elections.
  • The address of the Marin County Registrar of Voters is Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 121, San Rafael, California.
  • For more voting information, please visit the Marin County Registrar of Voters website.
  • Please contact the City Clerk at (415) 289-4134 to obtain any election forms you may require.    

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