Ballot Measures & Charter Amendments - November 2018

The City Council approved placement of three measures (Measure L, M, N) on the ballot for the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election.

The following provides information on the ballot measures including ballot measure question, full text of the measure, and City Attorney impartial analysis.  Arguments received either in favor or against the ballot measures, if any, will be uploaded after submission deadline.

Deadline for filing Arguments: Friday, August 17, 2018, 12:00 PM
Deadline for filing Rebuttals: Friday, August 24, 2018, 12:00 PM

Here are the forms and instructions for persons wishing to submit ballot arguments and/or rebuttal arguments for measures on the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Ballot.

 

November 6, 2018 Ballot Measure Materials:

  • MEASURE L - HALF-CENT SALES TAX 
    To continue providing and maintaining essential City services, such as: fire and police protection, public safety and emergency response, facilities maintenance, and environmental preservation, shall the City of Albany measure making its existing one-half cent transactions and use (sales) tax permanent, providing $1.4 million annually for unrestricted general revenue purposes, without increasing the rate, with annual independent audits, and all funds spent only in Albany, be adopted?

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    City Attorney Impartial Analysis

ARGUMENTS:

In Favor

Against

Rebuttal to In Favor

Rebuttal to Against

 

  • MEASURE M - SPECIAL PARCEL TAX 
    To maintain and improve park and open space facilities, with funding that cannot be taken by Sacramento, including maintaining: City parks, ballfields, play structures, picnic areas and restrooms; vegetation management to prevent wildfires; creek habitat; and Albany Hill open space; shall the City of Albany measure levying an ongoing park and open space parcel tax with a typical rate of $69 for a single-family residence, providing $463,675 annually, exempting low-income residents, with annual independent audits, be adopted?

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    City Attorney Impartial Analysis

    ARGUMENTS:

In Favor

Against

Rebuttal to In Favor

Rebuttal to Against

 

  • MEASURE N - CHARTER AMENDMENT (CITY TREASURER POSITION)
    Shall Section 3.01 of the Albany City Charter be amended, as set forth in the voter pamphlet, to provide that the City Treasurer shall be appointed by the City Council effective December 10, 2020, or sooner if there is a vacancy in the office?

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    City Attorney Impartial Analysis

    Arguments: 

In Favor

Against

Rebuttal to In Favor

Rebuttal to Against

 

Ballot Measures - Historical
The following provides a history of City Measures & Charter Amendments since 1990: City Measures & Charter Amendments