Long Beach Civil Service Reform, Measure GG (November 2010)
Measure GG was a proposed amendment to the Long Beach City Charter. The amendment would have transferred certain powers from the Civil Service Commission to the City Manager. Powers that would have been transferred include:
- Examination and certification for employment
- Creation of classifications
- Maintenance of eligibility lists
- Appointment and management of a professional staff.
Results are from the Los Angeles County election results website, as of November 11, 2010.
Measure GG was proposed by Long Beach City Manager Pat West. City Auditor Laura Doud supported it, as did Director of Human Resources Debbie Mills and Fire Chief Alan Patalano.
Arguments made in favor of Measure GG were:
- It will allow the City of Long Beach to merge two similar City departments.
- This will save the city about $400,000/year by eliminating duplication.
Former Vice-Mayor Doris Topsy-Elvord and retired Police Commander Charles Parks opposed Measure GG.
An argument made against Measure GG is that it would diminish the role of the Civil Service Commission’s role.
- See also: Polls, 2010 ballot measures
|Date of Poll||Pollster||Support||Oppose||Undecided||Number polled|
|October 6-7, 2010||Probolsky Research/Long Beach Post||30.8%||42.5%||26.8%||325|
- Long Beach Post, "Long Beach Voters Say Yes On Measures B, C And D", November 3, 2010
- Long Beach Post, " Long Beach Divided On Local Ballot Measures, Pot Tax and Vet Proposition Poised to Pass", October 12, 2010
- Long Beach Gazette, "Four Major City Measures To Be Decided On Nov. 2", October 13, 2010