City of Oakland Appointed City Attorney, Measure H (November 2011)
If Measure H had been approved, Oakland's City Attorney would have become an appointed position. Since Measure H lost, the city attorney position will remain as an elective office. The city attorney's position first became elective in 1998, when voters passed Measure X.
In addition to making the city attorney's office an appointed position, Measure H would also have allowed the city council to determine the salary for the position, unhindered by several salary-setting restrictions that otherwise exist.
24.92% of Oakland's registered voters, or 49,058, cast a ballot in the election.
- Election results are from the Alameda County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE H: "Shall the Oakland City Charter be amended to return the City Attorney to an appointed position?"|
- Oakland Local, "Oakland Council appoints Parker City Attorney, puts $80 parcel tax on ballot", July 22, 2011
- Oakland North, "Election results: All Oakland city ballot measures fail", November 15, 2011
- Oakland North, "Election day: A look at what the three ballot measures could mean for Oakland", November 15, 2011