A City of Blythe City Clerk and City Treasurer Appointment, Measure C
ballot question was on the November 5, 2013, election ballot
for voters in the city of Blythe in Riverside County
, which is in California
. It was defeated
The city clerk and city treasurer, without the approval of Measure C, remained elected positions. Measure C would have made them appointed positions.
| Measure C|
|Yes|| 350|| 29.22%|
- These final, certified results are from the Riverside County elections office.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|| Measure C:
Shall the city clerk and the city treasurer be appointed positions?
Measure C proponents argued that the appointment of the City Clerk and City Treasurer would be more efficient than elections and would avoid the unnecessary election costs for these positions. They also proposed that with elected positions the positions would be filled by people who are less qualified and skilled in the particular areas necessary for these positions, while if the clerk and treasurer were appointed, the hiring process would allow the most qualified person to get the job.
Opponents of Measure C pointed to the importance of the democratic process and the power of voting. They stated that these positions are important to the community and those filling them should answer to the people, not the city council or manager.