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Three Ripon council seats up for grabs
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The filing period is a month away.

The Ripon City Council recently paved the way for the Nov. 3 election, passing a resolution for three open seats.

Up for grabs are the posts currently occupied by Mayor Jake Parks, Vice Mayor Daniel de Graaf and Councilman Leo Zuber.

City Clerk Lisa Roos said Wednesday that July 13 will be the first day for the incumbents and those interested in running for City Council to take out papers for the four-year terms.

No discussion by elected leaders was necessary in passing the resolution at the June 9 meeting.

Details included requests that the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors consolidate the general municipal election with that of the statewide general election, determining that no filing fee be charged to candidates, and, in the event of a tie, a special run-off election would be held to determine the winner.

If for some reason there are not enough candidates for the post, Council would get the go-ahead to provide the necessary appointments.

The estimated cost for the consolidated election with no measures is $34,000, according to Roos in her June 9 report.