Receipt of Ballot Title – Charter Amendment Establishing Term Limits

Public Notice City of Troutdale Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for an initiative petition has been filed with the City’s Election Official on December 15, 2017. The City Attorney has determined that the prospective initiative petition complies with the constitutional requirements. The ballot title is as follows: CAPTION: Charter Amendment Establishing Term Limits for Mayor and City Councilors. QUESTION: Shall Mayor and City Councilors be term limited to serving no more than eight years in any sixteen year period? SUMMARY: This Measure would amend the Troutdale City Charter to impose term limits on the offices of Mayor and City Council. The Measure would restrict any individual from serving more than eight years as Mayor or a City Councilor, in any sixteen year period. The eight year term limit would apply to the total time served, regardless of whether the person served as Mayor, Councilor, or both, during the sixteen year period. The Measure would also prohibit a person from serving as Mayor or City Councilor if that person could possibly exceed the term limit by completing the term of office. The measure will retroactively apply to the current Mayor and current City Councilors, but the Measure will not prevent them from completing their current terms of office. This Measure would calculate a year of service to mean 365.25 days. Pursuant to ORS 250.296 any elector dissatisfied with this ballot title may file a petition for review of this ballot title in Multnomah County Circuit Court no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Petitions must be filed in accordance with the requirements of ORS 250.296. Any elector that files a petition must notify the City Elections Official in writing by 5:00pm on the day following the day the petition was filed. Published 12/22 GO21481

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Publication: Gresham Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2017/12/22

End Date: 2017/12/22

Owner: City of Troutdale

City: TROUTDALE

County: Multnomah