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November 7, 2017 — Local Elections
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City of Compton
Measure A Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results

Failed

887 votes yes (26.84%)

2,418 votes no (73.16%)

100% of precincts reporting (23/23).

Amend City Charter to set Council Members' & Mayor's Salaries
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Shall the Compton City Charter be amended to set the salary of Council members to $43,000, and to set the Mayor's annual salary to $54,000?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

Impartial analysis / Proposal

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

This Charter Amendment (“Measure”) was placed on the ballot by the City Council. If approved by the voters, it would amend City Charter Section 504 to increase the salaries for the Mayor and members of the City Council. Section 504 of the City Charter currently provides that the Mayor and each member of the City Council receive a salary of $600.00 per month, which amounts to an annual salary of $7,200.00. This Measure would amend Section 504 to:

1. Increase the annual salary of the Mayor to $54,000.00.

2. Increase the annual salary of each member of the City Council to $43,000.00.

This Measure requires a majority vote for approval. A “yes” vote is a vote in favor of amending the City Charter to increase the salaries for the Mayor and members of the City Council. A “no” vote is a vote in favor of rejecting the proposed amendment to the City Charter and maintaining the current salaries for the Mayor and members of the City Council.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Arguments FOR

NO ARGUMENTS WERE SUBMITTED FOR OR AGAINST THIS MEASURE

— Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Arguments AGAINST

NO ARGUMENTS WERE SUBMITTED FOR OR AGAINST THIS MEASURE

— Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Read the proposed legislation

Proposed legislation

The People of the City of Compton do hereby amend the Charter of the City of Compton as follows:

1. Section 504 of Article V of the Charter of the City of Compton is amended in its entirety to read as follows (text to be deleted shown in strikethrough and text to be added shown in double underline):

“Section 504. Compensation of the Mayor and Members of the City Council, Various Boards and Commissions. The salary of the Mayor shall be set at $54,000 annually and the salary of the Members of the City Council shall be set at $43,000 annually.

The Mayor and members of the City Council shall receive reimbursement for necessary traveling and other expenses when on official duty out of the City on order of the City Council. In addition, members of the City Council, and the Mayor, shall receive a salary of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) per month.

Other Elective Officers. The other elective officers, shall severally receive at stated times a compensation for their services in their respective capacities to be fixed by ordinance adopted by the City Council, which compensation for such services shall not be increased or diminished as to any such officer after his election or appointment and during his term of office, nor within thirty days prior to the date when nomination papers for the position may be filed.”

2. The City Clerk is directed to certify to the passage of this Charter Amendment and to file it in the Office of the Secretary of State forthwith, and to take such other actions as are necessary to give effect to its passage.

 

Comment from Voter's Edge:  On the actual Proposed Charter Amendment - Measure A, the text in bold italics above is noted with a double-underline.  Voter's Edge cannot duplicate a double-underline at this time.

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