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Sierra Madre Police Benefits Act, Measure P (April 2008)

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A City of Sierra Madre "Police Benefits Act," Measure P ballot question was on the April 8, 2008 ballot for voters in the City of Sierra Madre in Los Angeles County, where it was overwhelmingly defeated.

If Measure P had been approved, it would have:

  • Prohibited paying Sierra Madre's police officers less than the lowest of the ten police departments in the San Gabriel Valley.
  • Prohibited providing benefits for the City police officers at less than the average of benefits to police officers in those 10 departments.
  • Prohibited reducing the number of police department positions from the number budgeted in the 2004-2005 fiscal year or contracting our general police services without voter approval.

Election results

Measure P
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,97178.6%
Yes 537 21.4%
These final, certified, election results are from the Los Angeles County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure P: "Shall an ordinance be adopted to: 1) prohibit paying City police officers less than the lowest of 10 San Gabriel Valley police departments; 2) prohibit providing benefits for the City police officers at less than the average of benefits to police officers in those 10 departments; and 3) prohibit reducing the number of police department positions from the number budgeted in the 2004-2005 fiscal year or contracting our general police services without voter approval?"[1]

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