MAY 21, 2019 ELECTION
A ballot title for a measure referred by the Lake Oswego City Council to voters at the May 21, 2019 Election was filed with the Lake Oswego Elections Officer on February 25, 2019.
Any voter may file a petition for review of the ballot title with the Clackamas County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. March 6, 2019 (the 7th business day after the ballot title was filed with the City Elections Officer) under ORS 250.296. The voter must notify the City Elections Officer (City Recorder) in writing that the petition has been filed. That notice must be given by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the next business day following the day the petition is filed.
The ballot title is:
CAPTION: CHARTER AMENDMENT REGARDING
FREQUENCY OF THE CITY MANAGER’S
QUESTION: Shall the Lake Oswego Charter be amended to eliminate the requirement for the City Manager to submit annual proposed budgets?
SUMMARY: Oregon Local Budget Law currently allows cities to adopt either one-year or two-year budgets. However, the duties of the City Manager listed in the Lake Oswego City Charter currently include, in Subsection 20.B.3, a requirement for the City Manager to “annually prepare and submit a proposed City budget for the ensuing fiscal year . . .”
Approval of this measure amends Subsection 20.B.3 of the Lake Oswego City Charter to require the City Manager to “prepare and submit proposed City budgets for budget periods specified by the City Council and authorized by state law . . . ,” instead of requiring annual budget submittals. This change would make the frequency of the City Manager’s budget submittal duties under the Charter consistent with whatever budget periods may be chosen by the City Council under Oregon Local Budget Law: currently either annual or biennial budgets.
For more information contact the City Recorder/City Elections Officer at (503) 635-0215.
Publish Feb. 28, 2019. LOR95427