The City of Rolling Hills General Municipal Election that was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 has been canceled because there were not more candidates than offices to be elected.
During the City Council candidate nomination period from November 14 through December 9, 2016 only two candidates – the incumbents Bea Dieringer and Jeff Pieper – qualified to run for the two seats being elected. Therefore, pursuant to the State Elections Code and to save the expense associated with conducting an election, the City Council removed the measure from the ballot, appointed the two incumbents and cancelled the March election.
Councilmembers Dieringer and Pieper will be sworn into their second term in office at the City Council meeting on March 13, 2017.
City Council Member Terms
Rolling Hills City Councilmembers serve four-year terms that are staggered, with an election every two years. Beginning in November 2020, the City’s General Municipal Election is slated to move to November of even years, instead of March of odd years. Because of this change, the terms for the individuals elected to the City Council in March 2017 and March 2019 will be shortened by four months and those Councilmembers will serve a three-year eight month term.