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Sec. 421.  Declaration of Intention.
 
   (a)   Form and Timing.  Each candidate for nomination to any elected office shall sign and file with the City Clerk a sworn Declaration of Intention to become a candidate for the office designated in the Declaration.  The Declaration of Intention must be made on a form furnished by the City Clerk, and shall include an affidavit by the candidate that he or she possesses all necessary legal qualifications to be a candidate for the designated office.  The Declaration of Intention shall be filed not earlier than 120 days, nor later than 115 days prior to the primary nominating election.
 
   (b)   Restrictions; Withdrawal.  A candidate may not file a Declaration of Intention to become a candidate for more than one office at the same primary nominating election.  Prior to the issuance of a Nominating Petition, a candidate may withdraw the Declaration of Intention to become a candidate for the office designated therein by filing a written statement with the City Clerk.  In that case, a candidate may file a new Declaration of Intention to become a candidate for another office not later than 115 days prior to the primary nominating election.
 
   (c)   Statement of Economic Interests.  Each candidate for Mayor, City Attorney, Controller and member of the City Council shall file a Statement of Economic Interests that itemizes investments, interests in real property and income, except for gifts, received in the previous 12 month period.  The Statement shall be filed with the City Ethics Commission no later than the final filing date for filing the Declaration of Intention.  A Declaration of Intention shall not be valid unless a Statement of Economic Interests has been submitted by the final filing date for the Declaration of Intention.
 
SECTION HISTORY
 
Amended by:  Charter Amendment R § 3, approved March 5, 2002, effective April 12, 2002.