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R-98-87

Meeting 98-15

June 24, 1998

AGENDA ITEM 2

Adoption of Resolution Calling for an Advisory Election on District Annexation of San Mateo County Coastal Area and Requesting Election Consolidation and Administrative Services from San Mateo County

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AD HOC COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS

1. Adopt the attached Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Calling an Advisory Election and Requesting Election Consolidation and Administrative Services - San Mateo County.

2. Authorize the budget expenditure of $18,100 for the election expenses for this advisory measure.

 

BACKGROUND

At your meeting of June 10, 1998 (see report R-98-75) you had an initial discussion about ballot language for the possible advisory election on the San Mateo County coast. At that meeting, language was proposed and many additional ideas were discussed at some length. The Ad Hoc Committee has met again to debate this language further, and unanimously recommends the following wording for the ballot measure:

 

"In order to preserve open space resources on the San Mateo County coast, shall the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District extend its boundary west of Skyline to the San Mateo County coast, from the southern boundary of Pacifica to the Santa Cruz County line?"

 

DISCUSSION

The Elections Code permits the District to hold an advisory election for the purpose of enabling voters within the area to voice their opinions on an issue. In order to place such an advisory measure on potential District annexation of the San Mateo County coastal area on the November 3, 1998 ballot, it is necessary for you to call an advisory election and request consolidation and administrative services from San Mateo County. The attached resolution calls an advisory election on Tuesday, November 3, 1998; identifies the territory in which the advisory election will be called; consolidates the advisory election with the statewide general election on November 3, 1998; requests election administrative services from San Mateo County; and includes the exact form of the advisory measure and the ballot wording of the advisory measure.

The cost of an advisory election in the San Mateo County coastal area is based on the number of voters and is estimated to be $18,100.

 

Prepared by:

Ad Hoc Committee - Directors Crowder, Davey, and Hanko
Craig Britton, General Manager
Sue Schectman, District Legal Counsel

 

Contact person:
L. Craig Britton, General Manager

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