Tag: ballot measure

LA County Supervisors Approve Proposal Enabling Removal of Sheriff

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which has repeatedly clashed with Sheriff Alex Villanueva on a variety of topics, directed its attorneys on July 12 to draft a proposed ballot measure that would give the panel power to remove an elected sheriff from office for cause. The issue will still need to return…


Huntington Beach Council Puts City Attorney Measure on November Ballot

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—The city council voted 5–2 on July 5 to put on the November ballot a measure that would give the council control over all legal matters concerning the city. The change to the city charter would include the power to “contract with other attorneys if the city attorney has a conflict of interest,”…


Huntington Beach City Council Puts 3 Charter Measures on November Ballot

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Surf City voters will decide on three measures this November to update the city charter. The measures, which soon will be given letters by the Orange County Registrar, include a total of 17 charter amendments. The measures were given final approval by the city council at its July 5 meeting. The 6–1 vote…


Voter ID Ballot Measures Face Pressing Deadlines, Progressive Counter Initiatives, Lawsuits

When the Arizona House on Feb. 28 passed a resolution to place a proposed statute expanding voter identification requirements on November’s ballot, it became the first election integrity measure to qualify for public referendum in 2022. Sponsors of similar citizen-initiated proposed voter ID statutes and constitutional amendments are collecting signatures in four states—Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska,…


Orange County Supervisors Place Term Limits Measure on Recall Ballot

SANTA ANA—Orange County supervisors voted 3-2 June 22 to place a measure on the gubernatorial recall ballot to change term limits for supervisors. Supervisors are limited to two consecutive terms, but can run for two more terms if they skip an election. The proposal that will appear on the recall ballot would allow supervisors to…


Rossmoor Taxpayers Get Answer to Sales Tax Confusion

Residents of an unincorporated Orange County, Calif. town said they were recently overcharged taxes for sharing the same zip code as a neighboring, higher-taxed city. The issue dates back to last November, when Los Alamitos voters narrowly passed Measure Y, which allowed the city to raise its sales tax by 1.5 percent. The tax hike…