Today marks the start of candidate filing season. Up for grabs are the two city council seats currently held by Doug deHaan and Marie Gilmore; three school board seats now filled by Bill Schaff (who says he’s not running again), David Forbes and Janet Gibson; city clerk (ed note: city clerk is not an elected office, per Tony D), auditor and treasurer; and a host of special district seats (including four seats on the city healthcare district). Interested? You’ve got until 5 p.m. August 8 to file the appropriate papers with the city clerk’s office for the council seats, auditor and treasurer (August 13 if the incumbents don’t run); all the paperwork is available in Room 380 of City Hall. For more information, call City Clerk Lara Weisiger at 747-4800 or look here. Same deal on the dates for school board, city clerk and special district seats; forms for these are at 1225 Fallon St., Oakland, Room G-1. Info on the process is here; offices up for grabs are here. To file for any of these positions, you need to be a registered voter here in Alameda, and need to have held that status for the past 30 days or more. So far, we’ve got a fella by the name of Justin Harrison running for city council; his info’s here. We’ll give you more as we get it confirmed. Or if you’re running, feel free to post a comment.