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City of Buellton Urban Growth Boundaries, Measures E and F (November 2008)

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Two City of Buellton Urban Growth Boundary ballot measures, Measures E and F, were on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the City of Buellton in Santa Barbara County.

Measure E, a citizen-initiated measure, was approved with 68.58% of the vote.

Meausure F, a measure placed on the ballot by the city council, was defeated with 23.35% of the vote.

Under the terms of the successful Measure E:

  • Voter approval is required for expansion outside the city limits or to develop sewer or water services outside the existing city limits.
  • The initiative amends the city's current General Plan.
  • The initiative will be in effect until December 31, 2025.

Measure E

Logo of "Yes on E" campaign

Support

"Buellton Is Our Town" was the group behind Measure E. Containing urban sprawl was their primary goal.

Election results

Measure E
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,427 68.47%
No65731.53%
These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Barbara County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE E: "Should the Buellton General Plan be amended, until December 31, 2025, to prohibit (with limited exceptions) changes to existing city limits or the provision of water or sewer services beyond the existing city limits of Buellton, except by another initiative election?"[1]

Measure F

Election results

Measure F
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,57976.72%
Yes 479 23.28%
These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Barbara County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE F: "Should the Buellton General Plan be amended, until December 31, 2014, to prohibit (with limited exceptions) changes to existing city limits or the provision of water or sewer services beyond the existing city limits of Buellton, except by another initiative election? "[1]

Path to the ballot

608 signatures to qualify Measure E for the city's ballot were turned in to city election officials on May 2, 2008.[2] The signatures were checked by Santa Barbara County clerks.

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  2. Lompoc Record, Initiative backers turn in petitions, May 4, 2008