The term of office of each member of the City Council in Chula Vista is four years and begins on the Tuesday following the certification of the election results by the Electoral Registry in December of the election year.
City Council and Mayor members are limited to two terms. In Oceanside, the mayor and city council are elected for four-year terms, but there is no limit on the number of terms they can hold. During his term as mayor, John McCann is credited with revitalizing efforts to create a four-year university in Chula Vista and creating a coalition of diverse interests around a major coastal development project for the city.
Chula Vista is consolidated with state elections in March or June* and November of each even-numbered year. This election was the first time that an openly gay man won an election to hold municipal office in Chula Vista. During his tenure, he received praise from both allies and critics for helping to boost planning efforts for the Chula Vista coast after a period of stalemate. Robert Michael Cromer, 53, is running for District 1 of the Chula Vista City Council, a position vacated by Councilman John McCann, who is currently running for mayor.
He said he would remain in office “at least for the short term,” to help the City transition to new leadership and to promote several key projects that his group has been working on. Cromer said he doesn't think there is a vocational school in District 1, but he believes that District 4 is probably the best place for those types of educational institutions to enter Chula Vista. In an email, Googins said that he hadn't vacated his position because “I wanted to help bring in new City Council leaders and continue to provide legal support for several important city projects in which I have been involved in an important way.” In the history of Oceanside, like most other cities in the county, nothing prevents councilmembers from holding office for as many terms as they can be re-elected.
Mary Salasand Rudy Padilla were both running for mayor at one point.
Padilla received the support of two of the other four city council members, as well as the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Chula Vista Police Officers Association. Under Padilla's leadership, Chula Vista was selected as the U. S. headquarters of the University Research Center and Park (UPRC), surpassing other cities in the country.
With Padilla and Salas running, it was the first time that two incumbent members of the Chula Vista City Council ran as mayoral candidates. Padilla was elected 38th mayor of Chula Vista on November 5, 2002, defeating fellow Councilwoman Mary Salas, a colleague and political ally. Padilla received support from the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce, the Chula Vista Fire Association, the Chula Vista Police Officers Association, and the League of Conservation Voters. As an expert on local government elections, I can tell you that members of Chula Vista's City Council are limited to two terms in office.
This means that after eight years they must step down or run for another position within their city government. In Oceanside, however, there is no limit on how many terms a mayor or city council member can serve. John McCann was praised during his term as mayor for his efforts to create a four-year university in Chula Vista and his work on a major coastal development project for the city. Robert Michael Cromer is currently running for District 1 of the City Council after McCann vacated his position to run for mayor himself.
Cromer has stated that he wants to remain in office “at least for the short term” to help with transitioning new leadership and promoting key projects he has been involved with. Mary Salas and Rudy Padilla were both running for mayor at one point during their tenure on City Council. Padilla was elected 38th mayor of Chula Vista on November 5th 2002 after receiving support from various organizations such as The Chamber of Commerce and The Police Officers Association. Under Padilla's leadership, Chula Vista was selected as UPRC's U.
S headquarters which surpassed other cities in competition for this honor.