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Election of Mayor and Council
City of Atascadero
Ordinance - Majority Approval Required
Pass: 8562 / 83.54% Yes votes ...... 1687 / 16.46% No votes
Index of all Measures
Results as of Nov 23 11:12am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (15/15)|
92.7% Voter Turnout (10249/11059)
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments ||
Shall the electors elect a Mayor and four Council Members?
Currently, one of the five Council Members serves as Mayor, who is
selected by a majority vote of the Council. This procedure is authorized
by Government Code Section 36801. However, upon a majority vote of
the citizens of a city on a ballot measure, there can be a direct election
of the mayor by voters pursuant to Government Code Sections 34900 -
A mayor elected by the voters is a member of the city council and has all of the powers and duties of a member of the city council. A mayor elected by the voters has the same powers as a mayor selected by a vote of the City Council. Government Code § 34903.
There are three measures on the ballot relating to the election of Mayor
in the City of Atascadero:
1. Shall the electors elect a Mayor and four Council Members? Yes or No.
Voters may vote on one, two or all three of these measures. The first measure asks whether the voters shall elect the Mayor and four Council Members. Since the Council Members in Atascadero are currently elected by the voters, the only change if the first measure is passed would be to provide for the Mayor to be elected by the voters rather than selected by the City Council. If the first measure receives a majority of yes votes at the election, then the term of the Mayor, two years or four years, shall be that preferred by a majority of those voting on the measures.
|Arguments For Measure E-10|
Atascadero should have an elected mayor. Every city in San Luis
Obispo County has an elected mayor + all except Atascadero + our
mayor is selected from among the sitting City Council members
annually. With a one year term of office, the Atascadero mayor is just
becoming effective when they are replaced by another council member.
An elected mayor is better than an appointed mayor for the following reasons:
s/ Roberta Fonzi, Mayor, City of Atascadero
(No arguments against Measure E-10 were submitted)