Shall the Pasadena City Charter be amended consistent with state law to: 1) change the City’s primary and general election dates to coincide with statewide primary and general election dates, beginning with the November 2018 general election; 2) extend the current terms for the Mayor and Councilmembers by 19 months on a one-time basis in order to transition to the statewide election cycle; and 3) move the Mayor’s thematic budget message to February? [ YES / NO ]
- This measure will amend the City Charter to shift the dates for City Council Elections from a March-April primary –general election in odd years to a March-November primary-general election in even years. This is to be consistent with the California Voter Participation Rights Act (CVPRA) which prohibits the holding of local elections on any date other than a statewide election date if it results in a voter turnout 25% less than the average for the last four statewide general elections.
No arguments were submitted in opposition to any of the four measures.
RESO 9621 – CALLING FOR AN GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018, FOR THE SUBMISSION OF TWO CHARTER AMENDMENTS MEASURES RELATED TO THE TIMING OF FUTURE CITY AND PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS