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City of Buellton
Ordinance - Majority Approval Required
Pass: 1600 / 77.29% Yes votes ...... 470 / 22.71% No votes
Index of all Measures
|Results as of Dec 4 3:18pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (2/2)|
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Shall there be a limit of three consecutive terms in office for Buellton City Council Members?
|Arguments For Measure C2012||Arguments Against Measure C2012|
|VOTE YES FOR MEASURE C2012
The undersigned author of the argument in MEASURE C2012
City of Buellton
ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE
Currently, the City of Buellton has no limits on the number of years a
person can run for office and sit as a Council Member.
If passed, this measure would limit a person from serving more than
three (3) consecutive terms of office as a City Council Member of the
City of Buellton. After 12 years of serving as a Council Member, the
person must take a break from service for two years but could run for
City Council again after the two year break is finished.
This measure provides maximum choice and flexibility for voters and
candidates. For each Council seat, voters may elect a new member, reelect
an incumbent for a second or third term, or elect any former
Council Member who is not an incumbent. This would be in the best
interest for our community and our City government by providing voters
a wide range of candidates.
Term limits for Council Members would allow others to run for office and
encourage alternative opinions and decision making. There is an
abundant supply of qualified candidates in our City who are willing to
give their time and effort to being a Council Member. Buellton needs to
value and encourage new candidates and new perspectives and term
limits would ensure that there are always vacancies on the City Council
for new candidates to pursue.
favor of Measure C2012 at
the General Election for the City of Buellton to be held on November 6,
2012 hereby states that this argument is true and correct to the best of
her knowledge and belief.
/s/ Holly Sierra
Mayor, City of Buellton|
|No formal arguments against have been submitted|
|Full Text of Measure C2012|
|THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF BUELLTON DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: Chapter 2.04 of the Buellton Municipal Code is hereby amended to add a new Section 2.04.090, to be read, as follows: "2.04.090 Initiative Measure Establishing Term Limits for City Council Members. No person shall serve whether by means of election or appointment, more than three (3) consecutive terms of office as a City Council Member of the City of Buellton. A partial term of office shall be considered to be a full term where more than one-half of the regular term of office has been served. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event one or more City Council Members have served three (3) consecutive terms and no one has been nominated at the next election to serve such vacant Council seat(s), such City Council Member(s) is entitled to serve a fourth term of office either by election or appointment by the City Council."|