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City of Eureka
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Eureka, CA 95501-1165

Phone: (707) 441-4144


7/21/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE 20200721
Subject :

Ballot Measure Argument Deadlines
Contact : Pam Powell, City Clerk,     707.441.4175
    ppowell@ci.eureka.ca.gov
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NOTICE TO VOTERS OF DATE AFTER WHICH NO ARGUMENTS FOR OR AGAINST CITY MEASURES MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE CITY CLERK

NOTICE IS GIVEN that a General Municipal Election is to be held in the City of Eureka on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at which there will be submitted to the voters the following measures: 

To maintain police, fire, 911 emergency medical response; youth/senior services; local business and jobs support; street repair/road safety; community health services; homeless prevention programs; parks and recreation; and other essential services; shall an ordinance renewing the City of Eureka’s voter-approved sales tax at the 1.25c rate be adopted until ended by voters, providing an estimated   $9,600,000 annually, with independent citizen oversight, annual audits, and all funds spent to benefit local residents?

 

 


 

           

 

Shall Sections 202 and 207 of the Eureka City Charter be amended to require the Eureka City Council to adopt an ordinance providing for ranked choice voting for offices of Mayor and Councilmembers?

 


 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to Article 4, Chapter 3, Division 9 of the Elections Code of the State of California, the legislative body of the City, or any member or members thereof authorized by the body, or any individual voter or bona fide association of citizens, or any combination of voters and associations, may file a written argument, not to exceed 300 words in length, accompanied by the printed name(s) and signature(s) of the author(s) submitting it, or if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization, and the printed name and signature of at least one of its principal officers, who is the author of the argument, for or against the City measure. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that, based upon the time reasonably necessary to prepare and print the arguments and sample ballots for the election, the City Clerk has fixed August 4, 2020, during normal office hours, as posted, as the date after which no arguments for or against the City measure may be submitted to the clerk for printing and distribution to the voters as provided in Article 4. Arguments shall be submitted to the City Clerk, accompanied by the printed name(s) and signature(s) of the author(s) submitting it, or if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization, and the printed name and signature of at least one of its principal officers who is the author of the argument, at the City Hall, Eureka, California. Arguments may be changed or withdrawn until and including the date fixed by the City Clerk. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City Council has determined that rebuttal arguments, not to exceed 250 words in length, as submitted by the authors of the opposing direct arguments, may be filed with the City Clerk, accompanied by the printed name(s) and signature(s) of the author(s) submitting it, or if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization, and the printed name and signature of at least one of its principal officers who is the author of the argument, not more than 10 days after the final date for filing direct arguments, or August 14, 2020. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any ordinance, impartial analysis, or direct argument filed under the authority of the elections code will be available for public examination in the City Clerk’s office for not less than ten (10) calendar days from the deadline for the filing of the arguments and analysis. Any rebuttal argument filed under the authority of the elections code will be available for public examination in the clerk’s office during regular office hours for not less than ten (10) calendar days from the deadline for filing rebuttal arguments, or August 24, 2020.






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