Review of Initiative Measure by City Governing Body
|Meeting Date:||August 4, 2008||Primary Staff Contact:||Barbara Christensen|
|Secondary Dept.:||None||Secondary Contact:||Richard Appicello|
|Approval:||Martha Bennett, City Administrator||Estimate Time:||15 minutes|
Will the Council reject the initiated measure which requires food establishments post grade based on health services and submit the initiated measure to the voters on November 4, 2008?
A citizen initiative was filed with the City Elections Officer on April 6, 2007 and a ballot title prepared by the legal department on April 13, 2007. All proper noticing requirements of the ballot title was completed and approval to circulate petitions was given on April 26, 2007. The required 1,582 signatures were presented and then approved by the County Elections Department on July 7, 2008.
Oregon State Election law requires that an initiated measure be filed with the city government to either adopt or reject.
If the measure is rejected, the initiated measure must be submitted to the city electors at the next available election (November 4, 2008).
The governing body may also refer a competing measure to the ballot at the same election where the initiated measure will appear.
|Related City Policies:|
Ashland Municipal Code Chapter 2.36
Accept or Reject the initiated measure.
Council motions to reject the citizen initiative and place it before the voters at the November 4, 2008 General Election.
Council motions to accept the citizen initiative and place it on the agenda for first reading of ordinance.
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Proposed City Initiative/Text of proposed ordinance
Proposed Explanatory Statement
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