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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
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City of Santa Ana
Measure Z Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

37,066 votos si (67%)

18,224 votos no (33%)

100% de distritos activos (78/78).

Charter Amendment Measure
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Shall the Charter be amended to: modernize and remove outdated language to reflect changes or conflicts in the City or State law concerning gifts and campaign contributions and designated City funds; create consistency in the Municipal Code regarding boards or commissions; and move the qualifications for the Finance Director to the Municipal Code?

¿Qué es esta propuesta?

Información básica sobre la iniciativa de ley — Información oficial sobre esta iniciativa

Un voto por el SÍ significa

yes vote is a vote in favor of amending the city charter to update language regarding gifts, campaign contributions, and designated city funds; update laws regarding boards and commissions; and move the qualifications for the finance director to the municipal code.

Un voto por el NO significa

no vote is a vote against amending the city charter to update language regarding gifts, campaign contributions, and designated city funds; update laws regarding boards and commissions; and move the qualifications for the finance director to the municipal code.

Análisis del analista legislativo / Proposal

Santa Ana City Attorney

Measure Z was put on the ballot by a vote of the Santa Ana City Council. The Measure calls for amendments to the Santa Ana City Charter to modernize and remove outdated language to reflect changes or conflicts in the City or State law concerning gifts and campaign contributions and designated City funds; create consistency in the Municipal Code regarding Boards and Commission; and move the qualifications for the Finance Director to the Municipal Code.

Measure Z amends Article IX of the City Charter entitled “Appointive Boards and Commissions.” The amendment provides that the City Council shall establish appointive boards and commissions by ordinance and shall specify in such ordinance the powers and duties of each appointive board and commission. If Measure Z is approved by the voters, the appointive boards and commission can then be established by the City Council in the Municipal Code.

Measure Z repeals sections 425 and 1107 of the City Charter related to gifts and campaign contributions. The City Municipal Code contains Article IX entitled “Gifts to Public Officials.”

Measure Z repeals section 704 of the City Charter regarding the qualifications, powers and duties of the Finance Director. The duties and powers of all other Executive Directors are contained in the Municipal Code.

Measure Z requires a majority of the Santa Ana voters that vote in the election on November 6, 2018 to approve the measure in order for it to become law. If approved, the Charter amendments would go into effect on December 7, 2018.

In summary:

A “YES” vote on the measure is a vote in favor of amending Article IX of the City Charter and repealing sections 425, 1107, and 704 of the City Charter.

A “NO” vote on the measure is a vote against amending Article IX of the City Charter and repealing sections 425, 1107, and 704 of the City Charter.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Argumento A FAVOR

This measure is effectively a clean up of technical language in the City Charter. It will clarify sections that need updating without interfering with City operations in any noteworthy ways.

 

Some of the proposed changes would transfer information from the Charter to the Municipal Code, including the qualifications, powers, and duties of the Executive Director of Finance and the listing of three of the City’s Boards and Commissions.

 

These technical adjustments are to ensure that all of the Executive Directors, and Boards and Commissions are listed in one place (the City’s Municipal Code). They do not alter how the Executive Directors are selected or how Boards and Commission Members are appointed.

 

This measure will also update provisions in the City Charter related to City Council Campaign Contributions and Gift Limits so that they are not in conflict with State Law.

 

Voting YES on Measure Z will correct outdated language for greater clarity to the public and ensure consistency in the City’s official practices. This measure was unanimously supported, without opposition, by the City Council.

 

s/ Juan Villegas Council Member

 

s/ P. David Benavides Councilmember

 

s/ Jose Solorio

City Council Member

Argumento EN CONTRA

No argument against this measure was submitted.

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