South Daytona City Vacancy Filing Amendment Questions, 2 (August 2012)

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Two South Daytona City Vacancy Filing Amendment Questions were on the August 14, 2012 ballot in the city of South Dayton which is in Volusia County.

Both measures were approved

The first measure sought to change the amount of time given to fill a vacancy in the City Manager position to just being an appropriate time period to hire a new one.

  • YES 1,589 (58.9%)Approveda
  • NO 1,109 (41.1%)

The second measure sought to remove the current vacancy filling requirement for City Council members and make it that the time frame for a new members would just be as soon as possible.[1]

  • YES 1,727 (62.91%)Approveda
  • NO 1,018 (37.09%)[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Referendum 2: The City Charter currently requires a vacancy in the position of City Manager be filled within 120 days of the vacancy. The proposed amendment deletes the 120 day requirement and allows the City Council to establish an appropriate procedure and time frame to hire a City Manager. If approved this amendment takes effect January 1, 2013.

Referendum 3: The City Charter currently requires a special election to be held within 90 days of a vacancy on the City Council, which is very difficult under the requirements of the State Election Code. The proposed amendment would delete the 90-day requirement thereby allowing the special election to be held as soon as practicable. If approved this amendment takes effect January 1, 2013.[3]

References

  1. Volusia County Elections, August Sample Ballot
  2. Volusia County Elections, Current Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.