Long Beach, CA
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File #: 17-1019    Version: 1 Name: CC - Req. for Cand Stmts
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/6/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/14/2017 Final action: 11/14/2017
Title: Recommendation to request City Attorney to prepare an ordinance by amending and temporarily suspending section Long Beach Municipal Code Section 1.21.010 relating to the canvass of returns, Section 1.21.040 relating to ballot designations, and Section 1.21.050 relating to candidates’ statements for the June 5, 2018 General Municipal Election only. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Clerk
Attachments: 1. 111417-C-4sr
TITLE
Recommendation to request City Attorney to prepare an ordinance by amending and temporarily suspending section Long Beach Municipal Code Section 1.21.010 relating to the canvass of returns, Section 1.21.040 relating to ballot designations, and Section 1.21.050 relating to candidates’ statements for the June 5, 2018 General Municipal Election only. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On October 24, 2017, the City of Long Beach, City Council adopted Resolution No. RES-17-0128 ordering the June 5, 2018 General Municipal Election to be coordinated with the County of Los Angeles California Statewide Election.

To conduct this coordinated effort with the County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, the following actions are required:

Adopt ordinance amending and temporarily suspending:

A. Long Beach Municipal Code Section 1.21.010 relating to the canvass of returns for the June 5, 2018 City of Long Beach General Municipal Election only. This section of the Municipal Code requires the City Clerk to certify the election results of the City Council within twenty-one (21) days after the date of the election. To allow the coordinated election, this amendment would permit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office to complete the canvass of returns within the 30-day time period after the election in accordance with California State Elections Code Section 15372. This amendment would sunset once the election was certified; and thereafter, the Municipal Code would revert to the original wording;

B. Long Beach Municipal Code Section 1.21.040 (B) relating to ballot designations for the June 5, 2018 City of Long Beach General Municipal Election only. This section of the Municipal Code currently provides candidates a period of seven (7) days following the April 10, 2018 City of Long Beach Primary Nominating Election to submit a request in writing to the City Clerk for an alternate designation; to allow the coordinated election, th...

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