Raise your hand if you’re running for City Council …

Maybe this will be the first year someone announces candidacy via blog comment. Just don’t raise money that way.

As revealed this weekend, at least two nonincumbents are already setting their sights on some of the five open seats.

UPDATE at Tuesday 2:45 p.m.: And they’re off … Incumbent city council members Barbara Halliday, Olden Henson and Bill Quirk have all confirmed this week that they are indeed running for re-election in June. That leaves just Bill Ward who said on Sunday that it’s too early to say if he’s running or not.