Tarpon Springs City Referendum Questions, 9 (March 2010)

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There were nine Tarpon Springs City Referendum Questions on the March 9 ballot in Pinellas County for voters in the city of Tarpon Springs.

All nine measures were approved

The first referendum question sought to prohibit the disbanding of the fire department by the city council unless voted on my city residents.

  • YES 2,714 (67.5%)Approveda
  • NO 1,307 (32.5%)

The second referendum question sought to make it so that any city public office job can only be held by a city resident.

  • YES 3,046 (76.09%)Approveda
  • NO 957 (23.91%)

The third referendum question sought to change the date that the mayor and city council members are sworn into office.

  • YES 2,155 (54.28%)Approveda
  • NO 1,815 (45.72%)

The fourth referendum question sought to amend the charter so that it specifically states that terms of office are for three years.

  • YES 3,561 (88.76%)Approveda
  • NO 451 (11.24%)

The fifth creferendum question sought to allow the commission to elect an individual to fill a vacant seat until the post can be elected int he next election.

  • YES 3,154 (81.46%)Approveda
  • NO 718 (18.54%)

The sixth referendum question sought to allow only the city clerk to disband or hire new employees under their office.

  • YES 2,674 (69.24%)Approveda
  • NO 1,188 (30.76%)

The seventh referendum question sought to allow the deputy clerk to fill the vacancy left by the clerk at a time of absence.

  • YES 3,589 (92.91%)Approveda
  • NO 274 (7.09%)

The eighth referendum question sought to redefine the duties of the civil service board.

  • YES 2,538 (67.14%)Approveda
  • NO 1,242 (32.86%)

The ninth referendum question sought to make it so that the city manager and development officers must have lived in the city one year in order to be elected to office.[1]

  • YES 3,395 (86.98%)Approveda
  • NO 508 (13.02%)[2]