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City of Hercules

Special Election November 3, 2015

The Hercules City Council unanimously approved placing the City of Hercules Financial Stability and Essential Services Continuation Measures, on the November 3, 2015 ballot to protect and maintain local city services and fiscal stability, with no increase in taxes.

Funding from this locally-controlled revenue has helped the City avoid insolvency and reduce a $9 million deficit, while improving fiscal stability and enhancing fiscal accountability. This has greatly increased trust and restored confidence among the community.

If enacted, the continuation measures will help protect and maintain essential City services that make our community a safe, well-maintained place to live and raise families, including:

· Maintaining the City’s financial stability and enhancing fiscal accountability

· Maintaining the local Hercules Police Department, including:

    o Maintaining the number of police officers patrolling neighborhood streets

    o Improving 9-1-1 response times

    o Expanding neighborhood crime prevention programs

· Attracting business to Hercules

· Preventing cuts to street maintenance

If we are forced to continue cutting basic services, the character of our community and its quality of life will decline. Most importantly, these continuation measures do not create new taxes. They simply continue existing funding previously approved by voters which the City uses to maintain essential services for our community.

Both continuation measures require strict fiscal accountability, including Independent Citizen Oversight and mandatory annual financial audits.

The City of Hercules will continue to keep the community informed about the City’s ongoing efforts to maintain financial stability, accountability and essential City services. I would also be glad to make a presentation to any organization to which you belong, or recommend. For more information, please contact my office at 510-799-8200 or email

Primary Arguments are due to the City Clerk's office by 5:00 p.m. on August 18, 2015

Rebuttal Arguments are due to the City Clerk's office by 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2015


Elections for the City of Hercules are held in November of even numbered years. Mayor and Vice Mayor appointments are made annually at the Council's first meeting in December. Council Members also serve as the Board of Directors for the Successor Agency to the Hercules Redevelopment Agency.

Meetings of the City Council are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 111 Civic Drive, Hercules, CA.

Current Council Term Expires
Sherry McCoy, Mayor November 2016
Dan Romero, Vice Mayor November 2016
Bill Kelly, Council Member November 2016
Myrna de Vera, Council Member November 2018
Chris, Kelley, Council Member November 2018

November 2014 Election Information



Christine "Chris" Kelley July 14, 2014 August 1, 2014
Myrna de Vera July 17, 2014 August 8, 2014
Anton Jungherr July 31, 2014 Did not Qualify
Onkar Mahay August 6, 2014 August 11, 2014

For additional information regarding the Qualified Candidates for City Council



July 31, 2014

October 6, 2014 October 23, 2014
Semi-Annual Pre-Election Pre-Election
Myrna de Vera

No Committee

Form 460

Form 460

Chris Kelley

Form 460

Form 460

From 460

Onkar Mahay

No Committee

Form 460

Form 460

Open Committee List

Statement of Economic Interests for City Council Candidates

Myrna de Vera         Chris Kelley         Onkar Mahay        

Candidate Statements

Myrna de Vera  Chris Kelley Onkar Mahay

For additional information contact Margaret S. Roberts, Administrative Services Director/City Clerk at 799.8215 or

Last updated: 8/4/2015 4:22:37 PM