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El Dorado County
Measure A Charter Amendment - Majority Approval Required

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Election Results

Passed

28,454 votes yes (52.97%)

25,260 votes no (47.03%)

100% of precincts reporting (102/102).

53,714 ballots counted.

Shall the Preamble of the El Dorado County Charter, be amended, to change the wording of the introductoty statement of the County Charter, the Preamble, to reflect a new statement of intent and purpose of the Charter?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

 A “yes” vote is a vote in favor of amending the El Dorado County Charter Preamble from:

 

“We, the people of El Dorado County, with our geographical and cultural diversity, adopt this charter to provide a local government responsive to our social, economic, physical and environmental needs and goals in a democratic, just and efficient manner."

 

to:

 

“We, the people of El Dorado County, adopt the charter to provide a county government that is responsive to the public safety, infrastructure and other appropriate needs as to be provided by county government in a democratic and just manner.

The people expect that the business of the county will be conducted using equitable methods and that the results shall benefit no individual or group(s) of individuals to the detriment of the people.”

 

NO vote means

 A “no” vote is a vote against amending the current El Dorado County Charter Preamble.

 

Impartial analysis / Proposal

Michael Ciccozzi, Interim County Counsel

 

The County of El Dorado operates under a County Charter that was ratified by the voters on November 8, 1994.  The California Constitution provides that a county may adopt a charter to govern itself in regard to specific matters that are identified in Article XI section 4 and the voters may amend the charter by a majority vote of the electors voting on the question.

On December 09, 2014, the Board of Supervisors of the County of El Dorado (Board) placed this measure on the ballot to seek voter approval to amend the El Dorado County Charter Preamble.  Measure A proposes to amend and update the El Dorado County Charter by deleting language and adding language to the Preamble that changes the introductory statement to reflect the purpose and intent of the El Dorado County Charter.


A “yes” vote is a vote in favor of amending the El Dorado County Charter Preamble from:

 

“We, the people of El Dorado County, with our geographical and cultural diversity, adopt this charter to provide a local government responsive to our social, economic, physical and environmental needs and goals in a democratic, just and efficient manner.”

 

to:

 

“We, the people of El Dorado County, adopt the charter to provide a county government that is responsive to the public safety, infrastructure and other appropriate needs as to be provided by county government in a democratic and just manner.

 

The people expect that the business of the county will be conducted using equitable methods and that the results shall benefit no individual or group(s) of individuals to the detriment of the people.”

 

A “no” vote is a vote against amending the current El Dorado County Charter Preamble.

 

Michael Ciccozzi, Interim County Counsel

 

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Read the proposed legislation

Proposed legislation

 El Dorado County Charter (Proposed Changes)

 PREAMBLE

 

We the people of El Dorado County, adopt  the charter to provide a county government that is responsive to the public safety, infrastructure and other appropriate needs as to be provided by county government in a democratic and just manner.

The people expect that the business of the County will be conducted using equitable methods and that the results shall benefit no individual or group(s) of individuals to the detriment of the people.

 

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