Venice City Charter Amendment (November 2011)

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A Venice City Charter Amendment measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of Venice which is in Sarasota County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,751 (70.7%)Approveda
  • NO 1,140 (29.3%)[1]

This measure sought to ask residents if the mayor and City Council members should remain in the city group insurance program and if so make them pay the full rate for their coverage instead of a subsidized rate which they currently pay.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The mayor and councilmembers are currently eligible to participate in the city's group insurance program with subsidized premiums from the city. Should the mayor and councilmembers remain eligible to participate in the city's group insurance program and effective January 1, 2012 be required to pay the fully funded rate for their health insurance coverage without subsidized premiums from the city?[3]


  1. Sarasota County Elections, November Election Results
  2. Sarasota County Elections, November Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.