Palmdale mayoral and two city council seats open
Incumbeents expected to file paperwork
PALMDALE, Calif.—It’s that time again for the city of Palmdale to cast votes. There are three major positions available, including the mayor’s office and two council seats, those of Councilmembers Steve Hofbauer and Mike Dispenza. The term for mayor is two years and the terms for councilmember are four years.
The official filing period for the Nov. 8, 2011, general election for the Palmdale council seats opened on Monday, July 18, and will close on Friday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m.
As of Wednesday night, only Desmond Kester, a former mayoral candidate, had submitted papers to officially run for the top spot. Others who have taken out papers, but have not officially announced their candidacy include, incumbent Mayor Jim Ledford, as well as current Councilmembers Hofbauer and Dispenza. Also in the running for mayor is local politician Maggie Campbell.
Paperwork may still be filed with the city clerk. Election handbooks will be available during the nomination period for candidates or their designee that include the official filing papers and election information. Those wishing to take out papers must be registered voters and live within the boundaries of the city of Palmdale.
Those interested in filing paper work are encouraged to contact the city clerk at (661) 267-5151. Names of candidates who have taken out papers and those who have filed papers will be available on a daily basis.
The city clerk’s office is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and closed Fridays, except on Aug. 12 when the department will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accept the return of nomination papers. For more information, please call City Clerk Rebecca Smith at 267-5151.
Voters made a lackluster showing at the polls in Palmdale Tuesday just as they did around the rest of the region.
Incumbent Mayor James C. Ledford Jr. has two other candidates nipping at his heels in the Palmdale mayoral election on Tuesday. They are Maggie Campbell and Desmond Kester.
Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and an honorary doctorate of divinity degree. She is the pastor of the Church of the Living God in Palmdale.
PALMDALE, Calif.—It’s election time again in the city of Palmdale and this time, incumbent Mayor Jim Ledford has competition. Running against him are two A.V. locals, both of whom have tried their hand at politics in the past.
PALMDALE, Calif.—The California Energy Commission approved Palmdale’s Application for Certification of a power plant in mid August, and the next step in the process was for the city to obtain the Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which was expected to be issued in October.
In the meantime, the city was working on securing financing for the project.
PALMDALE, Calif.—With the green light on the controversial hybrid power plant, the city of Palmdale can now move forward with plans to build.
The California Energy Commission approved the city’s Application for Certification on Aug. 10, enacting the decision on Monday, Aug. 15. The next step is obtaining the Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is expected to be issued in October. In the meantime, the city is working on securing financing for the project.