Arvada City Charter Amendments, 5 (November 2011)

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Five Arvada City Charter Amendment measures were on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the city of Arvada which is in Jefferson and Adams Counties.

Four of the five measures were approved in both counties.

The first measure sought to update and modernize designated sections of the city charter.
Adams

  • YES 342 (73.55%)Approveda
  • NO 123 (26.45%)

Jefferson

  • YES 19,822 (78.96%)Approveda
  • NO 5,281 (21.04%)

The second measure sought to delete the qualification for City Council that a candidate cannot be from another municipality.
Adams

  • YES 148 (32.1%)
  • NO 313 (67.9%)Defeatedd

Jefferson

  • YES 8,733 (34.64%)
  • NO 16,481 (65.36%)Defeatedd

The third measure sought to make it that emergency ordinances can only be adopted with super majority votes.
Adams

  • YES 251 (57.7%)Approveda
  • NO 184 (42.3%)

Jefferson

  • YES 14,431 (59%)Approveda
  • NO 10,027 (41%)

The fourth measure sought to make it that the City Manager must be a resident for at least 6 months prior to starting the job.
Adams

  • YES 256 (58.05%)Approveda
  • NO 185 (41.95%)

Jefferson

  • YES 15,876 (62.71%)Approveda
  • NO 9,440 (37.29%)

The fifth measure sought to delete designated language in Chapter VI section 6.5 so as to coincide with the National Civic League Model Charter.[1]
Adams

  • YES 268 (62.04%)Approveda
  • NO 164 (37.96%)[2]

Jefferson

  • YES 15,118 (62.24%)Approveda
  • NO 9,171 (37.76%)[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure 2A: Shall various sections (3.1, 3.3, 3.6, 4.1.1, 4.2.1, 4.5, 4.7, 5.6, 5.8, 6.2, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.9, 13.5) of the Arvada City Charter be amended to update (modernize) language, delete obsolete language, clarify language, make language more uniform,delete gender specific language, correct typographical and grammatical errors?[4]

References

  1. Adams County Elections, November Sample Ballot
  2. Adams County Elections, Unofficial November Election Results
  3. Jefferson County Elections, November Unofficial Election Results
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.