PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE TO VOTERS OF DATE AFTER WHICH NO ARGUMENTS FOR OR AGAINST A CITY MEASURE MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE CITY CLERK

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the Consolidated Municipal Election to be held in the City of Alameda on Tuesday, the 6th day of November, 2018, the following Measure is to be voted on:

  • City of Alameda Essential Services Protection Measure. Shall the measure maintaining the City of Alameda’s financial stability and protecting services and infrastructure such as police response to violent crimes and burglaries; 9-1-1 emergency medical and fire response; maintaining neighborhood parks; repairing potholes, maintaining streets and protecting the Bay from pollution by enacting a 0.5% sales tax until repealed by voters, providing approximately $5,000,000 annually in locally controlled revenues, requiring independent audits and public spending review, be adopted?

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to Article 4, Chapter 3, Division 9 of the Elections Code of the State of California, that the City Council, or any member or members thereof authorized by the City Council, or any individual voter or bona fide association of citizens, or any combination of voters and associations, may file a written argument not to exceed 300 words in length, accompanied by the printed name(s) and signature(s) of the author(s) submitting it, or if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization and the printed name and signature of the person authorized to sign on behalf of the organization who is the author of the argument, for or against the City measure.  No more than five authors’ names shall appear with any argument.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that, based upon the time reasonably necessary to prepare and print the arguments and Voter Information Guide for the election, the City Clerk has fixed Monday, July 23, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. as the date after which no arguments for or against the City measure may be submitted to the City Clerk for printing and distribution to the voters as provided in Elections Code Article 4.  Arguments shall be submitted to the City Clerk at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 380, Alameda, California 94501 accompanied by the printed name(s) and signature(s) of the author(s) submitting it, or if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization, and the printed name and signature of the person authorized to sign on behalf of the organization who is the author of the argument.  A Declaration by Author(s) Form, available from the City Clerk, Room 380, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda.  Arguments may be changed or withdrawn by their proponents until and including the date fixed by the City Clerk.  If more than one argument for or against the measure is submitted, the City Clerk shall select one of the arguments for and one of the arguments against the measure, in accordance with Elections Code Section 9287.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City Council has determined that rebuttal arguments, not to exceed 250 words in length, as submitted by the author(s) of the opposing direct arguments, may be filed with the City Clerk, accompanied by the printed name(s) and signature(s) of the author(s) submitting it, or if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization, and the printed name and signature of the person authorized to sign on behalf of the organization who is the author of the argument.  When the City Clerk has selected the arguments for and against the measure, a copy of the argument against the measure will be sent to the author(s) of the argument for the measure and the argument for the measure will be sent to the author(s) of the argument against the measure.  Rebuttal arguments must be filed in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, Room 380, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA, no later than 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any ordinance, impartial analysis or direct arguments filed under the authority of the Elections Code will be available for public examination in the Clerk’s office for not less than 10 calendar days from the deadline for the filing of the arguments and analysis.  Any rebuttal arguments filed under the authority of the Elections Code will be available for public examination in the Clerk’s office not less than 10 calendar days from the deadline for filing rebuttal arguments.  Copies of the measure are available in the Office of the City Clerk.

Lara Weisiger

City Clerk, City of Alameda