Frank Gruber’s Santa Monica City Council campaign kickoff barbecue, which took place on Saturday, May 19, was held at the Santa Monica Airport studio of Bob Olodort.
A campaign organizer said the event was a success; it was attended by roughly 100 local opinion leaders and voters.
The Santa Monica City Council is made up of seven members elected at-large for staggered four-year terms. Every two years, after each election, the City Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another to serve as Mayor Pro Tempore.
The election will be held in November 2012 — there are three City Council seats up for election this time around.
This will be the first bid for elected office for Gruber, who is an entertainment lawyer who has lived in Santa Monica for the past 29 years.