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Election Information: 2014 Ballot Measures 

Submitting Ballot Measure Arguments

 The City Clerk Department has prepared an information packet on the requirements for submitting arguments for or against city ballot measures.  These requirements are based on the regulations in the state Elections Code and the official City policy adopted in Resolution 66,579-N.S. Please review these forms and requirements carefully.  If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk Department at 981-6900 or elections@cityofberkeley.info.  

Ballot Measure Argument Instructions - Nov 2014
  

 Measures Placed on the Ballot

The City Council has approved the following ballot measures for the November 4, 2014 Election:

 

Measure D - Impose a General Tax on Distributors of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Ballot Question - REVISED 9/2/14
Full Text
City Attorney Impartial Analysis - REVISED 9/2/14
Argument in Favor of Measure D
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure D
Argument Against Measure D 
Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure D

Measure F - Increase the Existing Special Tax Supporting Parks, Playgrounds, City Trees and Landscaping Operations and Maintenance
Ballot Question 
Full Text
City Attorney Impartial Analysis 
Argument in Favor of Measure F
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure F
Argument Against Measure F 
Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure F

Measure O - Amendment to the Recall Provisions in Article IV of the Berkeley City Charter
Ballot Question 
Full Text 
City Attorney Impartial Analysis 
Argument in Favor of Measure O
No argument was filed in opposition to this measure.

Measure P - Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate Corporate Personhood
Ballot Question 
City Attorney Impartial Analysis 
The full text of the measure is contained within the ballot question. There is no additional text for this measure.  
Argument in Favor of Measure P
No argument was filed in opposition to this measure.

Measure Q - Advisory Initiative Measure Supporting Passage of Local and Federal Laws Allowing Workers to Request to Work Part-Time
Ballot Question 
Flex Work - Full Text 
City Attorney Impartial Analysis 
Argument in Favor of Measure Q
No argument was filed in opposition to this measure.

Measure R - Initiative Ordinance Amending Downtown Zoning Provisions and Creating Civic Center Historic District Overlay Zone
Ballot Question - REVISED 9/2/14
Full Text 
City Attorney Impartial Analysis - Revised 7/24/2014 
Argument in Favor of Measure R
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure R
Argument Against Measure R
Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure R
 
Measure S - Referendum Regarding Ordinance No. 7,320-N.S. Authorizing the Adjustment of Berkeley City Council District Boundaries
Ballot Question 
Full Text 
City Attorney Impartial Analysis 
Argument in Favor of Measure S
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure S 
Argument Against Measure S 
Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure S

 

 

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