City of Alameda Obsolete Language in City Charter, Measure Q (November 2008)

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A City of Alameda Deletion of Obsolete and Unclear Language from the City Charter, Measure Q ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the City of Alameda in Alameda County, where it was approved.

Measure Q revised over a dozen sections of Alameda's city charter that had included "obsolete and unclear language."

According to Alameda's city attorney, "Certain provisions of the Charter are obsolete because some of the duties stated therein have already been performed or because of changes in state law or practice. This measure would amend numerous provisions of the City of Alameda City Charter to remove these obsolete provisions, to eliminate inconsistencies, and to adopt state law provisions for certain procedural matters."

Election results

Measure Q
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 22,846 79.25%
No5,98120.75%
These final election results are from the Alameda County election office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure Q: "Shall the Charter of the City of Alameda be amended to delete obsolete and unclear language? Said amendments will be accomplished by amending Sections 2-4, 2- 6, 2-9, 3-7(A), 3-7(B), 3-7(C), 3-7(F), 3-7(I), 3-15, 9-1(E), 12-3(D), 17-10, 22-4, and 28- 6(A), deleting Sections 3-7(E), 3-15.1, 17-11, 23-4, 23-5, Art. XXV, and 28-6(B), and adding Section 2-16 to said Charter, all as more fully set forth in Resolution No. 14246 of the Council of the City of Alameda."[1]

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