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The following three measures will be placed on the ballot at the November 4, 2014 general municipal election. The Measures will receive an official “Letter” designation from the Orange County Registrar of Voters at a later date.


Measure Title (Click on Measure Title to view the Measure Text) Ballot Language/Question
MEASURE 1 - REQUIRE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS BE RESIDENTS OF AND ELECTED BY DISTRICTS. Shall City Charter Sections 500, 501 and 503 be amended and Section 500.1 be added to the Charter (i) requiring City Council member election from his/her residency district and only by registered voters of that district (but retaining Mayoral election from the City at large) and (ii) requiring the Council to establish districts and periodically adjust district boundaries, and (iii) making conforming amendments?
MEASURE 2 - CHARTER AMENDMENTS (Sections 500, 507, 508, 511): INCREASE CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO SIX. Shall the City Charter be amended to: (i) increase the number of City Council members from four (plus the Mayor) to six (plus the Mayor), (ii) provide for timing the election to fill newly created Council seats and therafter staggering Council member terms so that every two years, three of the Council members stand for election, and (iii) make conforming amendments?
MEASURE 3 - ANAHEIM LOCAL SERVICES MEASURE. Shall Section 1221 of the Anaheim City Charter regarding water and electric rates be amended to: update language regarding financial reserves, reaffirm and authorize the transfer of money to the City's general fund to support general City services, remove unnecessary language that duplicates a requirement of the California Constitution, and authorize programs to assist non-residential and residential cutomers?



MEASURE 1
Require City Council Members be Residents of and Elected by Districts

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MEASURE 2
Increase City Council Members to
Six (6)

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Argument Against

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MEASURE 3
Anaheim Local Services Measure

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Filing Arguments and Rebuttals, for or against a measure
Forms for filing Arguments and Rebuttals(click on the following links below)
 
(Arguments & Rebuttals are required to be submitted using the folowing forms.)

Direct Argument Form

Direct Arguments: 300 word maximum

Rebuttal Argument Form

Rebuttal Arguments: 250 word maximum

Statement of Authors

Must accompany arguments and rebuttals

Release for Rebuttal Argument

Must accompany rebuttal if anyone other than the original author will be signing the rebuttal

 

Resolution No. 2014-17         

Setting priorities for filing of written arguments & rebuttal arguments for Measure 1 -
"Require City Council Members be Residents of and Elected by Districts."

Resolution No. 2014-18         

Setting priorities for filing of written arguments & rebuttal arguments for Measure 2 -
"Increase City Council Members to Six (6)."

Resolution No. 2014-139      

Setting priorities for filing of written arguments & rebuttal arguments for Measure 3 -
"Anaheim Local Services Measure."

Ordinance No. 6295

Ordinance establishing regulations regarding ballot arguments & rebuttal arguments for
measures 1 & 2 on the November 4, 2014 General Municipal Election ballot.

 


Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections & Community Involvement

The City of Anaheim established a Citizens Advisory Committee to promote the full participation of all residents, neighborhoods, community groups and ethnic groups in studying the City's electoral system. The Committee held its final meeting on May 9, 2013.

Please visit the Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections & Community Involvement (CAC) webpage for more information and to view their final report.