Today is the filing deadline for independent candidates in the general election this fall.
Usually, that means candidates from the Green Party, the Libertarians and a smattering of other affiliated and unaffiliated hopefuls.
The big name so far is Cherie Honkala for Sheriff. Honkala has been an activist to stop evictions based on foreclosures and intends to make that the centerpiece of her campaign.
The biggest name, of course, was former Mayor John Street, who changed his registration to independent earlier this year to consider running for mayor or an at-large seat on Council. He told us last week that he wouldn't seek either office, much to the dismay of political reporters - and to the detriment of the election's entertainment value.