City of Albany Charter and Code Revisions, Measures AA-EE (November 2008)

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Five City of Albany Charter and Code Revision Changes, Measures AA-EE were on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the City of Albany in Alameda County.
  • Measures AA, BB and CC were approved.
  • Measures DD and EE were defeated.
  • Measure AA "set threshold limits for the requirements for formal competitive bidding."
  • Measure BB provided that city council members are to receive $300.00 per month in salary.
  • Measure CC provided that the City Council sets the time when City Council meetings are held.
  • Measure DD, if it had been approved, would have increased the city's real estate transfer tax rate from $11.50 per $1,000.00 to $14.50 per $1,000.00.
  • Measure EE, if it had been approved, would have authorized the city council to increase the city's parcel tax by 4% a year.

Election results

The final election results in each subsection below are from the Alameda County election office.

Measure AA

Measure AA
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 5,390 80.91%
No1,27219.09%

Measure BB

Measure BB
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 3,844 54.76%
No3,17645.24%

Measure CC

Measure CC
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 5,522 81.81%
No1,22818.19%

Measure DD

Measure DD
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No3,84255.11%
Yes 3,130 44.89%

Measure EE

Measure EE
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,53936.02%
Yes 4,509 63.98%

For Measure EE, a 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.

Ballot questions

Measure AA

Measure AA: "Do you approve the modification of Section 4.03 of the City Charter, as is fully set forth in the voter pamphlet, to provide that the City Council shall by ordinance set threshold limits for the requirements for formal competitive bidding and shall establish such other procedures as are necessary for undertaking the completion of any public projects?"

Measure BB

Measure BB: "Do you approve the modification of amending the Albany City Charter to provide that council members shall receive $300.00 per month as salary, as is now authorized for general law cities of a similar size by Government Code Section 36516(a)?"

Measure CC

Measure CC:"Do you approve the modification of Section 2.04, MEETINGS, of the City Charter, as is set forth in the voter pamphlet, to provide that the City Council, by resolution or ordinance, shall set the time when City Council meetings are held?"

Measure DD

Measure DD:"Shall the Albany Municipal Code, Chapter 4-5 entitled "Real Property Transfer Tax" be amended in Section 4-5.2 to provide for an increase in the tax rate from $11.50 per $1,000.00 to $14.50 per $1,000.00 of the value of consideration?"

Measure EE

Measure EE: "Shall the Albany Municipal Code, Chapter 4-8 entitled "Paramedic Advanced Life Support Fire Engines and Ambulance Special Tax" be amended to provide that the City Council may increase the tax commencing in fiscal year 2010 ­ 2011 and on an annual basis thereafter by 4%?"

See also

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