City of Porterville City Council Minimum Wage Amendment, Measure W (June 2014)

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A City of Porterville City Council Minimum Wage Amendment, Measure W ballot question was on the June 3, 2014 election ballot for voters in the city of Porterville in Tulare County, California, where it was defeated.[1]

Measure W would have established that city council members be paid at least as much as the state minimum wage for all meetings attended, if it had been approved.[2]

Election results

Measure W
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,41360.48%
Yes 1,577 39.52%
Election results from Tulare County Registrar of Voters

Text of measure

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:[2]

Should the Charter be amended to provide that council members shall receive compensation equivalent to the hourly California State Minimum Wage, as from time-to-time may be adjusted by State law and then by ordinance, for all meetings attended by the members as approved by the City Council, with compensation only becoming effective upon commencement of each council-member's new term and subject to any other applicable statutory or constitutional restrictions?[3]

Path to the ballot

Measure W was put on the ballot as part of comprehensive charter reform recommended by the city's charter review committee.[4]

Charter review committee

The members of the charter review committee were:[4]

  • 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:[2]

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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