Charter Amendment Establishing Term Limits for Members of the City Council

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for an initiative petition was filed with the City Elections Official for the City of Gladstone on October 7, 2019. The ballot title is as follows: CAPTION: Charter Amendment Establishing Term Limits for Members of the City Council QUESTION: Should the Charter prohibit service on the Council for more than two consecutive, four year terms, in any twelve year period? SUMMARY: The City Council is composed of a Mayor and six Council members who are each elected to four year terms. Currently, there is no limit on the number of terms an individual may serve on the Council. This measure would amend the City Charter to prohibit any person from serving more than two consecutive, four year terms in any twelve year period, whether serving as the Mayor, a Council member or a combination of both. If approved, this limit would apply whether an individual was elected or appointed to the Council. The measure does not define what constitutes a four-year term or consecutive term. If the measure is adopted, the Council may clarify these ambiguities by ordinance. If approved, this measure would apply the limits to an individual’s previous service on Council. The measure would not prohibit current members of the Council from completing their existing terms of office. The City Elections Official has determined this measure meets the requirements of Article IV, Section 1(2)(d) and (5) of the Oregon Constitution. An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Clackamas County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019. Any elector who files a petition to review the ballot title must notify the City Elections Official in writing that the petition has been filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on the next business day following the day the petition is filed. Published 10/23/2019 CLK136070

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Publication: CLK OPC Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2019/10/23

End Date: 2019/10/24

Owner: City of Gladstone

City: GLADSTONE

County: Clackamas