Argument Writers Needed for Upcoming Ballot Measures

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Long Beach City Clerk Maria de la Luz Garcia, has announced that the City of Long Beach is calling for argument writers for the two City of Long Beach ballot measures appearing on the June 7, 2016 California Statewide Election ballot.

The two ballot measures would 1.) Establish a City of Long Beach, transactions and use tax to be administered by the State Board of Equalization and 2.) Establish a City of Long Beach budget stabilization (“Rainy Day”) fund.

Argument writers are designated by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council. 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 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 must not exceed 300 words and rebuttal arguments must 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.

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