In 2002, Santa Rosa voters passed a City Charter amendment that provides public financing for City Council election campaigns. The purpose of public financing is to reduce the cost of Council election campaigns and increase the accessibility of Council candidates to the voters.
To qualify for public financing, a candidate must sign a Voluntary Election Campaign Spending Limit Agreement in which the candidate agrees to a total campaign expenditure limit of $55,574. Candidates who agree to this expenditure limit are entitled to include candidate information on the City's website at and in a Voter Update mailed to each Santa Rosa residence.
The following candidates have agreed to receive public financing for the 2018 City Council election: