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City of Oakland Appointed City Attorney, Measure H (November 2011)

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A City of Oakland Appointed City Attorney, Measure H ballot question was on the November 15, 2011 ballot for voters in the City of Oakland in Alameda County, where it was handily defeated.[1]

If Measure H had been approved, Oakland's City Attorney would have become an appointed position. Since Measure H lost, the city attorney position will remain as an elective office.[2] The city attorney's position first became elective in 1998, when voters passed Measure X.[3]

In addition to making the city attorney's office an appointed position, Measure H would also have allowed the city council to determine the salary for the position, unhindered by several salary-setting restrictions that otherwise exist.[3]

24.92% of Oakland's registered voters, or 49,058, cast a ballot in the election.[2]

Election results

Measure H
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No36,36573.24%
Yes 13,287 26.87%
Election results are from the Alameda County elections office.

Ballot text

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE H: "Shall the Oakland City Charter be amended to return the City Attorney to an appointed position?"[4]

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