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City of Morgan Hill Appointed City Clerk and City Treasurer, Measure P (November 2010)

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A City of Morgan Hill Appointed City Clerk and City Treasurer, Measure P ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of Morgan Hill in Santa Clara County. It was defeated.

If Measure P had been approved, the positions of city clerk and city treasurer in Morgan Hill would have become appointed rather the elected positions. Both of the positions have been elected positions in Morgan Hill since the city was founded in 1906.[1]

Election results

  • Yes: 5,158 (45,97%)
  • No: 6,062 (54.03%) Defeatedd

These election results are from the Santa Clara County elections division as of November 27, 2010.

Support

Morgan Hill City Council member Greg Sellers supported Measure P. He said, "I'm going to vote 'Yes,' because (the responsibilities of the two offices) are highly professional services that have evolved from the basic duties they were 100 years ago. We'll be vulnerable if we don't have somebody that has experience."[1]

Opposition

Frank Manocchio, a Morgan Hill resident, opposed Measure P, saying that when the city clerk and treasurer are elected, they can more effectively be independent of the city council and city manager. He also said the fact that the current city clerk and treasurer have performed without controversy shows that the voters can elect adequately experienced office holders.[1]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure P: Shall the offices of City Clerk and City Treasurer be appointive?[2]

Similar ballot questions

A number of local ballot measures in other cities are grappling with similar local ballot questions on November 2, about whether to elect or appoint their city clerk, including:

Other cities are weighing in on the same question, but with regard to the offices of city treasurer and city attorney, including:

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