Fresno County Services Performed by Independent Contractors, Measure O (November 2012)
If Measure O had been approved, it would have allowed Fresno County to employ independent contractors for services performed by County employees by majority vote of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. There are five members on the Fresno County Board of Supervisors; it takes a vote of four of them to allow the county to hire independent contractors. Measure O would have lowered the number of required votes from four to three.
- These final, certified, results are from the Fresno County elections office.
After its defeat, she said, "I don't think we're closing the book on this at all. We wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't look at every opportunity to save the taxpayers money."
The question on the ballot:
|MEASURE O: "Shall Fresno County Charter, Section 13, be amended to allow the County to employ independent contractors for services performed by County employees by majority vote of the Board of Supervisors and to read: SECTION 13: Notwithstanding Section 44 of this Charter or other provisions of law, the County may employ independent contractors to perform any County service, including service then being performed by County employees, with three affirmative votes of the Board of Supervisors?"|
- Fresno Bee, "Election: Fresno County privatization measure fails," December 4, 2012
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