San Diego Good Cause Requirement for Firing Deputy City Attorneys, Proposition B (November 2010)

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A San Diego Good Cause Requirement for Firing Deputy City Attorneys, Proposition B ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the City of San Diego in San Diego County. It was approved.

Proposition B requires San Diego's elected city attorney to establish "good cause" before suspending or terminating deputy city attorneys who have had two or more years of continuous service in their position.[1]

San Diego has 135 deputy city attorneys.

Election results

  • Yes: 238,573 (72.26%) Approveda
  • No: 91,570 (27.74%)

Election results are from the San Diego County elections division as of November 26, 2010.

A simple majority vote was required for approval.


  • San Diego Republican Councilman Carl DeMaio.[1]
  • San Diego Democratic Councilman Todd Gloria.[1]
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune has endorsed Proposition B, saying, "... provisions of the measure ... leave the city attorney, not the clunky civil service system, in charge of his own staff while still giving the deputies the independence they need to provide the best legal advice they can."[2]


Former City Attorney Michael Aguirre.[1]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposition B: Shall the Charter be amended to establish a good cause requirement for the termination or suspension of Deputy City Attorneys who have served continuously for two years or more, except that any Deputy City Attorney may be subject to layoff due to lack of work or insufficient appropriations?[3]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 San Diego Union-Tribune, "Proposition B would protect some city officials," October 23, 2010
  2. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Yes on San Diego's Proposition B," October 15, 2010
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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