City of Vernon Housing Commission Requirement, Measure E (November 2011)
Measure E amended the Vernon City Charter to require that the City of Vernon maintain a Housing Commission. The Housing Commission will be in charge of overseeing the day-to-day management, leasing and maintenance of city-owned housing stock.
The city already had a Housing Commission. It was created by ordinance on June 7, 2011. Its members were appointed on August 2, 2011. Measure E, by inserting a requirement that there be a Housing Commission in the city charter, ensures the continuation of the Housing Commission even if the ordinance passed in June 2011 that created the commission is amended or repealed in the future.
Measures E, F: Vernon Independent Reform Monitor, G: Vernon Vacancies Filled by Special Elections, H: Vernon Prohibition on City Council Members Increasing Their Own Compensation, I: Vernon Use of Revenue from the Light and Power Fund and J: Vernon Open and Competitive Bidding Process were on the same ballot. All of them were approved.
The editors of Eastern Group Publications endorsed a "yes" vote on Measure E.
November 8 election
The vote on Measure J and its companion measures on the November 22, 2011 ballot came two weeks after City of Vernon voters weighed in on four other city governance measures: Measure A (term limits), B (prevailing wages), C (at-will employment) and D (city administrator). All four of those measures were approved.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure E: "Shall the Vernon City Charter be amended to require that the City maintain a Housing Commission?"|
- Voter pamphlet for the City of Vernon November 22, 2011 local ballot measures (E, F, G, H, I, J)]
- Website of the City of Vernon