Nominating Papers Can Be Pulled Next Week by City Council Candidates
• Campaigning for April Election Begins
BY BILL KOENEKER
The upcoming Malibu City Council election is set for April 10, 2012 and already City Hall observers are speculating about who will run.
Next April, there will be three seats open. Councilmember John Sibert is expected to run to keep his seat, as is Councilmember Jefferson Wagner. Councilmember Pamela Conley Ulich is termed out of office. Her seat will be up for grabs.
There have been several names bandied about, including former councilmember and current planning commissioner Joan House and former councilmember Missy Zeitsoff, who have both declined to publicly state their intentions.
Skylar Peak, another surfer who could join Wagner on the dais, has said he is inclined to throw his hat in the ring.
Former council candidate Mike Sidley was asked this week if he might give it another try. He said he has been thinking about it, but has been more inclined to not run.
John Mazza, another planning commissioner who has previously run, also declined to talk about whether he will try again for a council seat.
Folks may start to find out on Dec. 19, the first day nomination papers can be picked up at the city clerk's office, who may or may not be running for a council seat ,The last date to file nomination papers is Jan. 18. The filing period for write-in candidates is Feb. 13 through March 27.
Voters may request vote-by-mail ballots from March 12 to April 3. The last day to register to vote is March 26.