Notice of Election – Measures to be voted on- Nov 3, 2020





Tuesday, November 3, 2020


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Guadalupe on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for the following Measures and Officers:


 ESSENTIAL SERVICES. To maintain/enhance essential services, including public safety, crime/graffiti/vandalism prevention, and opportunities for youth, including parks, recreation, library, and other vital services, reduce debt, and provide durable fiscal stability; shall the measure be approved adopting an ordinance reauthorizing transaction and use tax funding at the one cent rate until ended by voters, proving $625,000 annually, with no funds able to be taken by Sacramento and all fund used locally.

 One (1) Mayor – Full Term of Two Years

Two (2) Members of the City Council – Full Term of Four Years

One (1) City Clerk – Full Term of Four Years

 The nomination period for these offices begins on July 13, 2020 through August 7, 2020.  Between those dates, candidates must obtain and file nomination papers in the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Guadalupe.  If nomination documents for an incumbent officer of the city are not filed by August 7, 2020, non-incumbents have a five (5) day extension period in which to file nomination documents and candidates’ statement pursuant to Election Code§ 10407.

If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by Section 10229, Election Code of the State of California.

The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Todd Bodem

City Administrator

Dated this 9th day of July 2020

* Letters designating measures will be assigned by the Elections Official at a later time.


General Plan Update – 2020

The City of Guadalupe is utilizing a $160,000 State planning grant to update the 2002 General Plan.  We released a Request for Proposal (RFP) on April 10, 2020, to solicit proposals from several planning agencies. The proposals are due no later than June 5, 2020.  The RFP and all supporting documents can be viewed below.  This web page will provide updates during the review process.

Updates and Correspondence:

This is where I’ll be sending you info from time to time to update the page.  According to the RFP, if I receive questions from any of the planning firms through an email, I need to put their question and my answer in this section.

Release: clarifications issued to stay well at home order.

Santa Barara County Public Health Department,

To provide clarity to select businesses in the County of Santa Barbara regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 19, 2020 “stay well at home” executive order, Santa Barbara County Health Officer Henning Ansorg, M.D. has issued a Health Officer Order. It will be effective starting 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 5, 2020, until 5:00 p.m., on May 4, 2020, unless extended. click on the link below to open the press release.


Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Barara,

Para proporcionar claridad a las empresas seleccionadas en el Condado de Santa Bárbara con respecto a la orden ejecutiva del 19 de marzo de 2020 del Gobernador Gavin Newsom de “mantenerse en casa”, el Oficial de Salud del Condado de Santa Bárbara Henning Ansorg, M.D., emitió una Orden de Oficial de Salud. Será efectivo a partir de las 5:00 p.m., domingo 5 de abril de 2020, hasta las 5:00 p.m., el 4 de mayo de 2020, a menos que se extienda. Seleccione el enlace de abajo para abrir el comunicado de prensa.


Public Safety Announcement (COVID-19 precautions Mixteco)

Every member of our community deserves to be as safe as they can be during this pandemic. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has posted a webpage of videos of COVID-19 information in the Mixteco language. It includes four quick public service announcement (PSA) videos of about 30 seconds each, and one longer video of about 4.5 minutes. These videos provide information that every person needs to enhance their safety during this epidemic. The videos include:

  • PSA 1 – COVID-19 Explanation – Explicando el COVID-19 – Mixteco Alto – 30 sec
  • PSA 2 – Handwashing – Lávase las manos – Mixteco Alto – 30 sec
  • PSA 3 – Social Distancing – Distanciamiento social – Mixteco Alto – 30 sec
  • PSA 4 – Stay At Home – Quédese en casa – Mixteco Alto – 30 sec.
  • Understanding COVID-19 – Entendiendo el COVID-19 – Mixteco Bajo – 4.5 min

These videos are free to use and share online. We hope they will be helpful to our Mixteco-speaking neighbors and the agencies, schools, and clinics that serve them. Either the whole page or individual videos can be shared, and they are free to post on websites, social media, television and so on. We plan to make audio-only public service announcements are available for radio stations soon as well. The webpage is