La Pine City Municipal Charter Enactment Question (May 2011)

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A La Pine City Municipal Charter Enactment Question was on the May 17, 2011 ballot in the city of La Pine, which is in Deschutes County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 145 (81.01%)Approveda
  • NO 34 (18.99%)[1]

This measure sought to enact the proposed city Municipal Charter.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

QUESTION: Shall the legal voters of the City of La Pine enact a municipal charter?

SUMMARY: Analogous to a constitution, a municipal charter is a written instrument governing how a municipal government functions. If this measure is approved, the City would be governed by its municipal charter. Among other things, the proposed municipal charter would (a) clarify the City’s powers and how such powers would be distributed, (b) set forth the make-up of the council, how and when the council would meet, and how the council would take action, (c) set forth how the council would exercise its legislative, administrative, and quasi-judicial authority, (d) set forth the qualifications and term lengths for councilors and the mayor, (e) set forth the requirements for a valid election, (f) set forth the process by which the council would appoint a city manager and his or her duties and responsibilities, and (g) set forth the process by which the council may appoint a municipal judge and his or her jurisdiction and authority. A copy of the proposed municipal charter is available at http://www.ci.la-pine.or.us/.

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