City of Riverside Commission on Sustainability, Measure F (June 2012)

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A City of Riverside Commission on Sustainability, Measure H ballot question was on the June 5, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Riverside in Riverside County, where it was defeated.[1]

If Measure H had been approved, the city's charter would have called for the creation of a Commission on Sustainability. This Commission would have "advise[d] the Mayor and City Council on matters of sustainability as it pertains to environmental stewardship, economic development, and regional advantages as a means of pursuing a higher quality of life."

A simple majority was required for approval.

Election results

Measure F
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No19,70464.84%
Yes 10,683 35.16%
These final results are from the Riverside County elections office.

Opposition

The editorial board of the Press Enterprise opposed Measure F. They wrote, "No. Riverside does not need to write a Commission on Sustainability into the charter."[2]

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE F: "Shall the Charter of the City of Riverside be amended by adding a new section 811, entitled "Commission on Sustainability," which would create a new commission to advise the Mayor and City Council on matters of sustainability as it pertains to environmental stewardship, economic development, and regional advantages as a means of pursuing a higher quality of life, with the powers and duties of that commission set by ordinance of the City Council?"[3]

References

  1. 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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