Palo Alto City Elections in Even-Numbered Years, Measure S (November 2010)
Measure S allows the city to hold city elections in even-numbered years instead of odd-numbered years.
Holding elections in even-numbered years is viewed by supporters as a cost-cutting measure. Because it would allow the city to consolidate city elections with county, state and national elections, Measure S might save the city up to $200,000 every two years.
Those who prefer to hold city elections in odd-numbered years said that voters can focus more on city issues when the election features just city candidates and ballot measures.
These election results are from the Santa Clara County elections division as of November 27, 2010.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure S: To consolidate with county and State elections and help reduce the City’s election costs, shall Article III, section 3 of the Palo Alto City Charter be amended to change the City’s general municipal elections to each even-numbered year, with the next election scheduled for 2012, and to extend the terms of all current council members by one year in order to complete the transition to even-numbered year elections?|
- Palo Alto Daily News, "Palo Alto's Nov. ballot takes shape; binding arbitration measure doesn't make it," August 3, 2010
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