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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City of Culver City
Measure CB - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results

Passed

11,749 votes yes (70.21%)

4,986 votes no (29.79%)

100% of precincts reporting (25/25).

Council Resignation Waiting Period to Run Again
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Shall Section 602 of the Charter of the City of Culver City be amended to provide for the ineligibility of a person who has resigned from the City Council to run for the Office of City Council Member for a period of two years from the date of such resignation?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

Impartial analysis / Proposal

The Culver City City Council has placed Measure CB on the ballot, which would

amend Culver City Charter Section 602 to modify the eligibility requirements to

run for City Council, by providing that a person who has resigned from the City

Council would not be eligible to run for the Office of City Council Member in a

future election for a period of two years from the date of his or her resignation.

Existing law, as set forth in City Charter Section 602, provides eligibility

requirements for holding the Office of City Council Member. The Charter is

silent regarding what effect the resignation of a Council Member has on his or

her eligibility to run for an elective City office in a future election. The proposed

Measure CB would amend Section 602 to include the following restriction, which

would be applicable to a person who has resigned from the Office of City

Council Member:

“Residents who have resigned from an elective City office shall not be eligible to

hold an elective City office nor be eligible for candidacy for election until two

years have elapsed from the date of resignation.”

To be adopted, State law requires that this Measure be approved by a simple

majority of the voters. A “Yes” vote on Measure CB would modify the eligibility

requirements to run for City Council, by requiring a Council Member who has

previously resigned to wait until two years have elapsed from the date of

resignation before running for City Council in a future election. A “No” vote

would mean there would be no ineligibility period if a person resigns from City

Council Office.

Dated: August 12, 2016

CAROL A. SCHWAB

City Attorney

City of Culver City

 

The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure CB. If you desire a

copy of the measure, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 253-5851 or

city.clerk@culvercity.org and a copy will be mailed or emailed to you at no

charge. You may also access the text from the internet at

www.culvercity.org.

 

 

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Arguments FOR

Measure CB imposes an ineligibility period of two years (one election cycle) to

run for City Council on a person who has resigned from City Council. Currently,

the Culver City Charter allows members of the City Council to serve two

consecutive four-year terms for a total of eight years. It also allows a

Councilmember who has “termed out” to run again for City Council after taking

a break in service by sitting out one election cycle of two years. This proposed

change closes an unintended loophole by treating a Councilmember who resigns

from office the same as a termed out Councilmember who desires to run again.

It fairly requires the resigned member to also have a break of service and sit out

one election cycle of two years before being allowed to run again.

 

JIM B. CLARKE

Mayor, City of Culver City

JEFFREY COOPER

Vice Mayor, City of Culver City

MEGHAN SAHLI-WELLS

Council Member, City of Culver City

THOMAS SMALL

Council Member, City of Culver City

GÖRAN ERIKSSON

Council Member, City of Culver City

 

 

Arguments AGAINST

NO ARGUMENT AGAINST THIS MEASURE WAS SUBMITTED

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