Office of the
City Clerk

333 W. Ocean Boulevard, Lobby Level
Long Beach, CA 90802
3/3/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 03032016
Subject:
A Call for Argument Writers
Contact:
Office of the City Clerk
(562) 570-6101
CityClerk@longbeach.gov





CALL FOR ARGUMENT WRITERS FOR TWO CITY OF LONG BEACH
BALLOT MEASURES APPEARING ON THE JUNE 7, 2016 ELECTION BALLOT
On June 7, 2016, the City of Long Beach will hold a Consolidated Municipal Election at which voters will consider two ballot measures relating to the City of Long Beach, Public Safety, Infrastructure Repair and Neighborhood Services Measure and the City of Long Beach Budget Stabilization (“Rainy Day”) Fund.
For this election, the Los Angeles County Registrar will mail Sample Ballots to all Long Beach voters. The Sample Ballot includes each measure’s ballot title, the City Attorney’s impartial analysis, proposed measure text, direct arguments for and against, and rebuttal arguments.
Argument writers are designated by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, to write arguments either for or against the adoption of any measure placed on the ballot. In making such designation, the Mayor shall designate one of the following:
A. The Mayor;
B. An elected officer of the City;
C. An appointive officer of the City;
D. An association of citizens; or
E. An individual voter.
Arguments either FOR or AGAINST the ballot measures are due to the City Clerk by Friday, March 18, 2016, while rebuttal arguments are due by Monday, March 28, 2016. Arguments shall not exceed 300 words and rebuttal arguments shall not exceed 250 words.
On March 8, 2016, the City Council will consider appointment of argument writers as designated by the Mayor. The Interest Form for Argument Writers is available on the Office of the City Clerk web page at www.longbeach.gov/cityclerk. All interest forms must be received in the Office of the City Clerk, 333 West Ocean Boulevard, Lobby Level, Long Beach, CA 90802, no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 7, 2016. A separate form must be submitted for each ballot measure.
For more information, please contact the Office of the City Clerk, at (562) 570-6101.