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Auburn City Charter, Measure A (June 2012)

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A City of Auburn Adoption of a City Charter, Measure A ballot measure was on the June 5, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Auburn in Placer County.[1]

Measure A was defeated; if it had been approved, the City of Auburn would have become what is known as a "charter city," instead of being what it is now--namely, a "general law city."

Both types of city are recognized under California state law. There are 482 cities in California and as of April 2012, 25% of them (or 120 cities altogether) have charters.

Cities close to Auburn that are charter cities include Grass Valley and Roseville.

Election results

Measure A
Defeatedd No2,61064.18%
Yes 1,457 35.82%
These final results are from the Placer County elections office.


The official voter guide arguments in favor of Measure A were signed by:

  • Robert Snyder, Former Mayor & McCann Award Winner
  • Wayne E. Manning, President-elect, Auburn Chamber of Commerce
  • Cheryl Maki, Small Business Owner, Former Mayor
  • Barbara Jicha, CPA
  • Richard Hall, President, Auburn Chamber of Commerce


The official voter guide arguments opposing Measure A were signed by:

  • Wally Reemelin, Former President, League of Placer County Taxpayers
  • Hank Gonzales, Business Owner, Former Auburn Councilman & Mayor
  • George Beland, Former Auburn Mayor, Former Placer County Supervisor
  • OC Taylor, Former Auburn Mayor
  • Bud Pisarek, Former Auburn Mayor

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Measure A: Shall the Home Rule for Auburn Charter of 2012 be adopted?

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