The filing period for Lodi City Council candidates begins today for the November election.
Candidates must file by 5 p.m. Aug. 6. The deadline could be extended to Aug. 11 if one of the three incumbents do not file for re-election. Mayor Phil Katzakian, Councilwoman Susan Hitchcock and Councilman Larry Hansen are up for re-election.
Candidates wanting to file should call the City Clerk's office at 333-6702 and schedule an appointment to receive nomination papers and a candidate's instruction manual.
Anyone who wants additional information about the filing process can visit www.lodi.gov/ election.