City of Buellton Term Limits, Measure C (November 2012)
Measure C limited an individual from serving more than three consecutive terms of office (a total of twelve years) as a City Council member of the City of Buellton. Measure C does not impose a lifetime limit, which means that an individual could serve for twelve years, take a break, and then come back and serve another twelve years, and so on.
Previously, there were no term limits on members of the Buellton City Council.
A simple majority vote was required for approval.
- Final certified results from the Santa Barbara County elections office.
Holly Sierra, who is the mayor of Buellton, wrote the argument in favor of Measure C for the official voter pamphlet. In that argument, she says, "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."
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure C: "Shall there be a limit of three consecutive terms in office for Buellton City Council Members?"|