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File #: 2022-2119   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 7/5/2022
Title: Adoption of Resolution Calling for a General Municipal Election to be Consolidated with the Statewide General Election to be Held in the City of Alameda on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the Election of Certain Officers, and Requesting the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to Permit the Registrar of Voters to Render Specified Services to the City Relating to the Conduct of Said Election Pursuant to Section 10403 of the California Elections Code. (City Clerk 10022022)
Attachments: 1. Resolution

Title

 

Adoption of Resolution Calling for a General Municipal Election to be Consolidated with the Statewide General Election to be Held in the City of Alameda on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the Election of Certain Officers, and Requesting the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to Permit the Registrar of Voters to Render Specified Services to the City Relating to the Conduct of Said Election Pursuant to Section 10403 of the California Elections Code.  (City Clerk 10022022)

 

Body

 

To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

The City Council must adopt a resolution calling the November election for the offices of Mayor and Councilmember and requesting Alameda County to conduct the election.

 

BACKGROUND

 

City Charter Section 19-2 requires a General Municipal Election to be held biennially on the date of, and consolidated with, the Statewide General Election in each even-numbered year.

 

DISCUSSION

 

In accordance with the City Charter and the California Elections Code, the City Council shall call for the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election to be consolidated with the Statewide General Election.  The following City offices will appear on the ballot: Mayor and two City Councilmembers, as well as all ballot or advisory measures or propositions, which may lawfully be submitted.  At this meeting, the City Council will also consider two ballot measures: 1) amending the City Charter related to City Council compensation and 2) amending the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT).  If the City agrees to reimburse costs, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters will provide election-related services.

 

ALTERNATIVES

 

                     Calling for a General Municipal Election to be Consolidated with the Statewide General Election to be Held in the City of Alameda on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the Election of Certain Officers, and Requesting the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to Permit the Registrar of Voters to Render Specified Services to the City Relating to the Conduct of Said Election Pursuant to Section 10403 of the California Elections Code.

                     Amend and adopt the resolution calling for a General Municipal Election to be consolidated with the State Election on the November 8, 2022 ballot.

                     City Council also has alternatives related to drafting the argument, which are outlined above.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

The funds for this election are allocated in the City Clerk election division in the amount of $230,000 in Fiscal Year 2022-23.

 

MUNICIPAL CODE/POLICY DOCUMENT CROSS REFERENCE

 

City Charter Section 19-2.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

 

Environmental review is not required to call the City of Alameda’s municipal election and request consolidation.

 

CLIMATE IMPACT

 

There are no identifiable climate impacts or climate action opportunities associated with the subject of this report.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

Adopt a resolution calling for a General Municipal Election to be consolidated with the Statewide General Election to be held in the City on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the election of certain officers, and requesting the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to permit the Registrar of Voters to render specified services to the City relating to the conduct of said Election pursuant to Section 10403 of the Elections Code.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Lara Weisiger, City Clerk

 

Financial Impact section reviewed,

Margaret O’Brien, Finance Director

 

cc: Dirk Brazil, Interim City Manager