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City of Riverside Electronic Bids for Public Works Contracts, Measure J (June 2012)

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A City of Riverside Electronic Bids for Public Works Contracts, Measure J 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 J had been approved, it would have amended the City of Riverside's City Charter to "provide that bids for public works contracts be advertised by electronic means instead of in the newspaper."

A simple majority was required for approval.

Election results

Measure J
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No16,39253.71%
Yes 14,126 46.29%
These final results are from the Riverside County elections office.

Opposition

The editorial board of the Press Enterprise opposed Measure J. They wrote, "No. Online-only niche advertising for bids on public works projects would save money by limiting public knowledge of government business."[1]

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

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

MEASURE J: "Shall the Charter of the City of Riverside be amended to provide that bids for public works contracts be advertised by electronic means instead of in the newspaper?"

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