City of Porterville City Expenditure Approval Requirements Amendment, Measure Q (June 2014)

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A City of Porterville City Expenditure Approval Requirements Amendment, Measure Q 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 Q amended the city charter with regard to city council approval of expenditures and indebtedness as summarized below in the ballot question.[1]

Election results

Measure Q
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,158 53.80%
No1,85346.20%
Election results from Tulare County Registrar of Voters

Text of measure

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:[1]

Should the Charter be amended to require majority vote approval of expenditures, allow the City Council to set, by majority vote and resolution after each Council election, the maximum amount of expenditure of City funds allowed without prior Council approval; require a 4/5 majority vote approval for indebtedness, and allow the Council to set, by 4/5 majority vote and resolution after each Council election, the maximum amount of indebtedness allowed without prior Council approval?[2]

Path to the ballot

Measure Q 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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