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File #: 18-0699    Version: 1 Name: CC - Argument Writers
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/10/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/14/2018 Final action: 8/14/2018
Title: Recommendation to receive and confirm the Mayor’s designation of argument writers for the four City Measures and one initiative measure submitted to voters for the Consolidated Special Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Sponsors: City Clerk
Attachments: 1. 081418-NB-26sr&att.pdf, 2. 081418-NB-26 Argument Writers-Revised.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to receive and confirm the Mayor’s designation of argument writers for the four City Measures and one initiative measure submitted to voters for the Consolidated Special Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

DISCUSSION
The Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, may designate a person, or association of persons, to write arguments either for or against or both for and against the adoption of any measure or proposition placed on the ballot.

In making such designation the Mayor shall designate one of the following:

[1] The Mayor;
[2] An elected officer of the City;
[3] An association of citizens;
[4] Appointive officer of the City; or
[5] An individual voter.

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS
Argument writer designations by the Mayor were not available at the time this letter was prepared, however, as soon as such designations are made, the names of the writers will be forwarded to the City Council and posted on-line as a part of the legislative file.

Designation and confirmation of argument writers by the above date is required so that direct arguments (not to exceed 300 words) can be submitted to the City Clerk Department by 4:30 p.m. on August 17, 2018.

Rebuttal arguments (not to exceed 250 words) will be due to the City Clerk Department August 27, 2018, by 4:30 p.m.

The public examination period for direct arguments will begin August 18, 2018 to August 29, 2018, while the examination period for rebuttal arguments will be August 28, 2018, to September 7, 2018.

As may be required, all arguments will be submitted on official forms required by the Los Angeles County Registrar (See sample forms attached). Direct and rebuttal arguments will be published in the Official Sample Ballot that will be mailed to all City of Long Beach registered voters.

FISCAL IMPACT
The estimated cost to consolidate four City measures and one initiative measure on the Statewide General Election ballot is estimated to be $650...

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