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File #: 2018-6290   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 12/4/2018
Title: Recommendation to Accept the Certificate of Sufficiency for a Proposed Initiative Measure to Change the Land Use Designation for a 3.671 Acre Site on McKay Avenue, by Amending the General Plan Designation from Federal Facilities to Open Space, and by Amending the Zoning Ordinance from Administrative-Professional District, with Special Government Combining District Overlay, to Open Space District; and Select One of the Following Options: 1) Adopt the Ordinance; 2) Adopt a Resolution Submitting the Ordinance to the Voters; Decide Interest in Drafting Arguments and Direct City Attorney to Prepare Impartial Analysis; or 3) Order a Report on the Effect of the Proposed Initiative Measure. (City Clerk 2220)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Notice of Intent and Full Text, 2. Exhibit 2 - Title and Summary, 3. Exhibit 3 - Certificate of Sufficiency, 4. Correspondence - Updated 12-4, 5. Resolution
Title
Recommendation to Accept the Certificate of Sufficiency for a Proposed Initiative Measure to Change the Land Use Designation for a 3.671 Acre Site on McKay Avenue, by Amending the General Plan Designation from Federal Facilities to Open Space, and by Amending the Zoning Ordinance from Administrative-Professional District, with Special Government Combining District Overlay, to Open Space District; and

Select One of the Following Options: 1) Adopt the Ordinance; 2) Adopt a Resolution Submitting the Ordinance to the Voters; Decide Interest in Drafting Arguments and Direct City Attorney to Prepare Impartial Analysis; or 3) Order a Report on the Effect of the Proposed Initiative Measure. (City Clerk 2220)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: Lara Weisiger, City Clerk

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Election Code requires the City Council to take action after an initiative petition is found sufficient and provides three options: 1) adopt the ordinance, without alteration, tonight or within 10 days; 2) submit the ordinance, without alteration, to the voters by adopting a resolution placing the measure on the ballot; or 3) order a report on the effect of the proposed initiative, which must be presented to Council within 30 days.

BACKGROUND

On April 26, 2018, a Notice of Intent to Circulate a Petition was filed in the City Clerk's Office. The Notice of Intent and full text of the measure are attached (Exhibit 1). The City Attorney's Title and Summary (Exhibit 2) was transmitted to the initiative proponents on May 10, 2018. On November 5, 2018, the petition was filed with the City Clerk and transmitted to the Registrar of Voters to examine the signatures. Based on a random sample examination pursuant to Elections Code Section 9266, the Registrar determined that the initiative petitions contain sufficient valid signatures. The Certificate of Sufficiency is attached (Exhibit 3).

DISCUSSION

Since 10% of the qualified voters of Alamed...

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