Incumbents Cheryl Hansen and Linda Mayo are facing challengers Herbert Lee, Michael Langley, Debra Mason and James Ryan. Incumbent Lynne Dennler, a retired teacher who has served one term, is not seeking re-election.  
City leaders must continue tightly controlling spending to avoid another financial crisis. That's why we endorse school board Trustee Diane Gibson-Gray and real estate agent Lori Ogorchock for City Council in the Nov. 4 election. They understand, and talk honestly about, the need for fiscal restraint  
Tweeting clerk debacle shows need to professionalize the position so that council can fire someone who fails to carry out the job