If you have strong feelings about this one way or the other, he's the guy to contact. Probably via email, not on E-Democracy.
Cam Gordon, sic & abridged, wrote:There seems to be a growing interest in having the Council consider amending
the charter to raise the filing fee. From teh charter Commission action it
seems clear that they think this is an appropriate thing for the current
council to consider. This would put it at a great distance from the next
election. In order for the Council to change the charter there would need to
be a unanimous, 13 - 0 vote.
I am curous about how other people feel about doing this in December 2013. A
case could be made for waiting to make this decision untilafter there has been
more time for public discourse on it and that it is something the new coundil
should be allowed to decide. If you have an opinion on the timeing fo this I
would wlecome hearing it.
Also, in terms of the amount I think it might make sense for us to see what is
already required for other offices. I would like to use this as a basis for
any fee structure we set.
Here is what some of what state law says about filing fees:
"a filing fee shall be paid by each candidate who files an affidavit of
candidacy. The fee shall be paid at the time the affidavit is filed. The amount
of the filing fee shall vary with the office sought as follows:
(a) for the office of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state
auditor, secretary of state, representative in Congress, judge of the Supreme
Court, judge of the Court of Appeals, or judge of the district court, $300;
(b) for the office of senator in Congress, $400;
(c) for office of senator or representative in the legislature, $100;
(d) for a county office, $50; and
(e) for the office of soil and water conservation district supervisor, $20.