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City of El Monte Rotating Mayor, Measure RM (November 2013)

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A City of El Monte Rotating Mayor, Measure RM ballot question was on the November 5, 2013, election ballot for voters in city of El Monte in Los Angeles County, which is in California. It was defeated.

This measure was one of two options the city voters had for how the mayor was elected. Both were defeated. This measure would have approved a council with five members all with four year terms, who would have shared the title of mayor on a rotating basis. The other option, Measure EM, would have simply extended the term of the Mayor to four years instead of the current two. Whichever measure had received more than 50% approval was supposed to go into effect. If both measures had received more than 50% approval, the measure with the greatest number of "yes" votes would have been approved, taking effect in 2015.[1][2]

Election results

Measure RM
Defeatedd No2,68659.90%
Yes 1,798 40.10%
These final, certified results are from the Los Angeles County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the City Council be reorganized to replace the current structure of one elected Mayor serving a two-year term and four elected Council Members serving staggered four-year terms with a structure composed of five elected City Council Members who will share the title of Mayor on a rotating basis subject to voter approved procedures for accomplishing the rotation?[1][3]

Support endorsed Measure RM and opposed Measure EM.[4]

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