City of Riverside Appointed City Auditor, Measure E (June 2012)

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A City of Riverside Appointed City Auditor, Measure E ballot question was on the June 5, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Riverside in Riverside County, where it was defeated.

If Measure E had been approved, the city would have henceforward appointed people to fill the role of city auditor rather than having the position filled by the city's manager.[1]

Riverside has had an internal city audit function since 2005.

A simple majority was required for approval.

Election results

Measure E
Defeatedd No16,39954.04%
Yes 13,947 45.96%
These final results are from the Riverside County elections office.


Supporters said that Measure E would bring about greater accountability in how the city's finances are administered.[1]

Measure E was endorsed by the editorial board of the Press Enterprise. They wrote, "Yes. This city charter amendment would make the auditor independent of the city manager."[2]


Opponents said that Measure E would increase city costs and decrease efficiency.[1]

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE E: "Shall the Charter of the City of Riverside be amended to include a new Charter officer, the City Auditor, appointed by the City Council, with the powers and duties of the City Auditor set by ordinance of the City Council?"[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Press Enterprise, "Charter proposal would change city auditor’s boss," May 7, 2012
  2. Press Enterprise, "ELECTION: The P-E endorses," May 13, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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