City Clerk

City Clerk
The City Clerk’s Office administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public.  The City Clerk also act as the compliance officer for federal, state and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act and the Public Records Act. Please contact the City Clerk Christian Horvath by phone at 310-377-1521 or by email at cityclerk@cityofrh.net

Public Records Search
The public can click here to search through historical records including Agenda Packets, Minutes, Resolutions, Ordinances, Newsletters and Planning Documents. The Laserfiche search capabilities are robust to aid in your examination of public records.

General Election Information
General Municipal Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even years. Special Municipal Elections may be scheduled as a result of City Council action. General Municipal Elections are for the election of Councilmembers and for other purposes the City Council may prescribe. Councilmembers serve four-year terms of office. The at-large terms are staggered so that three terms expire in 2022 and two terms expire in 2024.

This year, the three council seats currently held by Mayor James Black, Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Wilson and Councilmember Leah Mirsch are on the Tuesday, November 8th ballot. 

November 8, 2022 - Candidates
The following individuals have qualified for the November 8, 2022 Election:
Mayor James Black, M.D.
Form 700 | Form 501
Mayor Pro Tem Pat Wilson
Form 700 | Form 501 | Form 470
Councilmember Leah Mirsch
Form 700 | Form 501 | Form 470
James H. Aichele
Form 700 | Form 501 | Form 470
Arun K. Bhumitra
Form 700 | Form 501 | Form 410 | Form 460

Please contact the City Clerk for any public contact information at 310-377-1521 or by email at cityclerk@cityofrh.net

Eligibility Requirements to Run for Elective Office
In order to be eligible to hold an elective office to the Rolling Hills City Council, an individual must be:
- A United States citizen
- 18 years of age or older on Election Day
- Registered to vote within the City limits and applicable Council District at the time nomination papers are issued

How to Run for Office 
Every election starts with a “Nominating period.” This is the only period of time during which candidates can obtain and return the “nomination papers,” which are the forms necessary to run for office.

The nomination period for the November 8, 2022 Election began at 8am on July 18, 2022, and ended at 5pm on August 12, 2022.

The City Clerk will meet with each candidate individually to review information in the candidate nomination packet and to issue nomination papers. This orientation meeting typically takes one hour and is conducted by appointment. To qualify, candidates must obtain no fewer than 20 signatures and no more than 30 signatures from voters registered in the City of Rolling Hills.

There is a charge to have a candidate statement printed in the sample ballot. Payment is due at the time the nomination paper is filed. A candidate statement is optional.

For information on how to run a Candidate Campaign and what to do before, during and after an election, please refer to the Fair Political Practices Commission’s Candidate ToolKit for guidance and general overview of the rules for campaigns.

Please contact the City Clerk Christian Horvath  by phone at 310-377-1521 or by email at cityclerk@cityofrh.net to schedule your candidate orientation appointment.

Election Notices
- Resolution Calling for a Regular Municipal Election To Be Held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
- Resolution Adopting regulations for candidates for elective office pertaining to candidate statements submitted to the voters at an election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022
- Notice of Election
- Qualified Candidates
- Notice of Nominees for Public Office

How and Where To Register to Vote
You may register to vote at least 15 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election. You can fill out the registration form to vote online and verify your registration status. You may also complete the Same-Day Voter Registration form to register to vote within 15 days of the election or even on election day.
- Register To Vote
- Check your Voter Registration Status
- Same-Day Voter Registration

Political Reform Act

The City Clerk's office is also responsible for the administration of the local reporting requirements under the Political Reform Act. The City Councilmembers are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by these elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is  2 Portuguese Bend Road, Rolling Hills, California 90274.  The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/

Past Elections

General Municipal Election November 3, 2020
Registered voters in the City of Rolling Hills elected two members to the City Council on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. There were three candidates running for the two open positions.

NOTE: The City of Rolling Hills realigned their Elections to November of even years per SB 415.

General Municipal Election March 5, 2019
The City of Rolling Hills General Municipal Election that was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 was cancelled because there were not more candidates than offices to be elected.

During the City Council candidate nomination period from November 12 through December 7, 2018 only three candidates – the incumbents James Black, Leah Mirsch and Patrick Wilson– qualified to run for the three 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 three incumbents and cancelled the March election.

Special Municipal Election November 7, 2017
The registered voters in the City of Rolling Hills voted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to pass Measure C.
Please click here to view the the November 7, 2017 Official Election Canvass 

General Municipal Election March 7, 2017
The City of Rolling Hills General Municipal Election that was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 was cancelled 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 were sworn into their second term in office at the City Council meeting on March 27, 2017.

General Municipal Election March 3, 2015
Registered voters in the City of Rolling Hills elected three members to the City Council on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. There were eight candidates running for the three open positions.
Please click here to view the March 3, 2015 Official Election Canvas
 
General Municipal Election March 5, 2013
Registered voters in the City of Rolling Hills elected two members to the City Council on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 and voted to pass Measure B. There were four candidates running for the two open positions.
Click here to view the March 5, 2013 Official Election Canvass
 
General Municipal Election March 8, 2011
Registered voters in the City of Rolling Hills elected three members to the City Council on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. There were four candidates running for the three open positions.
Click here to view the March 8, 2011 Official Election Canvass

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