Placer County Counsel Terms of Employment, Measure S (November 2008)
Measure S changed the terms of employment of Placer County's attorney (counsel). The county counsel had been serving at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors, meaning that the person in the position could be terminated at will by the board of supervisors. With Measure S, the person hired into the position is guaranteed a four-year term. To be removed from office during that four-year term, it would have to be established that neglect of duty or other poor conduct had occurred.
- These final, certified, election results are from the Placer County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Measure S: "Shall Article V, Section 507 of the Placer County Charter be amended to change the terms of the County Counsel’s employment from serving at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors to employment consistent with state general law, which provides for a four year term and removal during that term for neglect of duty, malfeasance or misconduct in office, or other good cause shown?"|
- Text of Measure S (PDF file)