LONG BEACH - Long Beach City Clerk Monique De La Garza announced today that the City of Long Beach is looking for argument writers for a City of Long Beach ballot measure that the City Council will consider placing on the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election ballot.
At a meeting on March 7, 2018 at 4p.m., the Long Beach City Council may decide to place a ballot measure entitled "City of Long Beach Utility Revenue Transfer Charter Amendment" on the June 5th ballot.
To make sure there is adequate time for those interested in writing arguments for or against the measure, the Interest Form for Argument Writers is available today on the Office of the City Clerk webpage longbeach.gov/citycler/elections/election-notices/. All interest forms must be received by the City Clerk at 411 West Ocean Boulevard, Lobby Level, Long Beach, CA 90802, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018.
The Mayor will announce his nominees for argument writers at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018. The City Council will vote to approve those nominations at the City Council meeting on March 13, 2018.
In making such designation, the Mayor designates one of the following:
- The Mayor;
- An elected officer of the City;
- An appointive officer of the City;
- An association of citizens; or
- An individual voter.
Arguments FOR or AGAINST the ballot measure are due to the City Clerk by Friday, March 16, 2018 at 4:30 p.m., while rebuttal arguments are due by Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Arguments must not exceed 300 words and rebuttal arguments must not exceed 250 words.