City of Porterville City Council Automatic Vacancy Amendment, Measure O (June 2014)

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A City of Porterville City Council Automatic Vacancy Amendment, Measure O ballot question was on the June 3, 2014 election ballot for voters in the city of Porterville in Tulare County, California, where it was approved.

Measure O amended the city charter to require that a council seat automatically become vacant if a council member leaves the city for more than 45 days or fails to attend five consecutive city council meetings.[1]

Election results

Measure O
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,849 69.25%
No1,26530.75%
Election results from Tulare County Elections Office

Text of measure

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:[1]

Should the Charter be amended to provide that a council member seat becomes vacant if, without permission from the Council, a council member removes or absents himself/herself from the City for more than forty-five (45) days, fails to attend five (5) consecutive regular meetings, unless prevented from attending by sickness, and in that event after ninety (90) days?[2]

Path to the ballot

Measure O was put on the ballot as part of comprehensive charter reform recommended by the city's charter review committee.[3]

Charter review committee

The members of the charter review committee were:[3]

  • Allan Bailey (Chair)
  • Amber Bush
  • Stephanie Cortez
  • Gary Giraudi (Vice Chair)
  • Matthew Green
  • John Hardin
  • Teri Irish
  • Jenna Salazar
  • Milt Stowe

Other amendments

All together, fourteen measures recommended by the Porterville Charter Review Committee were put on the ballot by the city council:[1]

Defeatedd Measure L: City of Porterville Non-Substantive Revisions Amendment
Approveda Measure M: City of Porterville Council Election Date Amendment
Approveda Measure N: City of Porterville City Council Meetings Location Amendment
Approveda Measure O: City of Porterville City Council Automatic Vacancy Amendment
Approveda Measure P: City of Porterville City Manager Severance Pay Limitation Amendment
Approveda Measure Q: City of Porterville City Expenditure Approval Requirements Amendment
Defeatedd Measure R: City of Porterville Public Projects Approval Amendment
Defeatedd Measure S: City of Porterville Public Projects Bid Limit Amendment
Approveda Measure T: City of Porterville Interference with Duties of City Manager Amendment
Defeatedd Measure U: City of Porterville City Property Lease Termination Amendment
Approveda Measure V: City of Porterville Violations of Charter Amendment
Defeatedd Measure W: City of Porterville City Council Minimum Wage Amendment
Approveda Measure X: City of Porterville Ordinance Publication Requirements Amendment
Approveda Measure Y: City of Porterville Authority over City Employee Benefits Amendment


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