The Rohnert Park City Council held a short 9-minute special meeting on June 29. They adopted resolution 2020-064 on a vote of 3-0. Mayor Callinan and Vice Mayor Mackenzie recused themselves since they are announced candidates.
The resolution had two parts. The first part was to approve the city paying for candidate statements in both English and Spanish. The given rationale was to afford all candidates an even playing field, so that a candidate who could afford to self-pay wouldn't have an advantage over a candidate who could not. The second part was a word limitation for these statements. It was set at 200 words. This limitation is the same word limit used in past elections.