Candidates have until Aug. 26 to collect enough signatures to become a qualified candidate for City Council. Four of seven seats are up this year, including the mayor, two at-large seats and Ward 2. So far, there are four candidates for the at-large seats: incumbents Gabe Santos, Alex Sammoury and challengers Rod Gallegos and Trisa Baxter. Mayor Dennis Coombs has no opponent so far, and neither does Rick Accountius who hopes to replace Katie Witt in Ward 2. However, because packets can be downloaded online, other candidates could join the fray before the deadline.