That didn't take long.
Councilman Rob Fong's decision not to seek another term was public for barely 12 hours before I received my first phone call from a candidate seeking to replace him.
That candidate is Steve Hansen, a downtown advocate, who said he decided to run today. While Hansen said he chose to run independent of Fong's decision not to seek a third term, the news did "make it easier."
"I've been thinking about the city and what the city needs for a long time," Hansen, 32, told me.
Hansen said his priorities would be to "retain the jobs we have" and make the city "more competitive in the region in attracting new economic sectors and growing them." He is on the board of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and is a recent grad of the McGeorge School of Law.
Hansen, a member of a City Council-appointed redistricting advisory committee, got some attention over the summer when it was revealed one of the preferred maps of the panel had been submitted anonymously by him.
Labor leader Bill Camp, another committee member, and Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy reacted with rage over the revelation and the panel's maps were eventually tossed out in favor of maps drawn by council members in private.
Come to think of it, Camp - head of the large and influential Central Labor Council - also lives in Fong's district. I wonder if he'd ever think about a run.