"I've deferred a lot of professional and family projects," Mr. Toben said by way of explaining his decision during the public comment period at the start of the council meeting.
Two of the five seats on the council are up for election in November. The other is occupied by Ann Wengert who has not announced yet whether she will run.
The 20-day filing period to register as a candidate for public office began July 18 and ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. The filing period is five days longer — to Aug. 17, this year — if an incumbent chooses not to run for re-election.
Candidate filing papers are available at the Portola Valley Town Hall at 765 Portola Road. The Town Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a two-hour break between 1 and 3 p.m.
To get your name on the ballot, you need at least 20 signatures of voters registered in the town, Town Clerk Sharon Hanlon told the Almanac. For more information, call Ms. Hanlon at 851-1700, ext. 210.
Visit shapethefuture.org for more information, or call the San Mateo County Elections Office