Re: Fwd: Jurisdictional focus

From: Steve Chessin <steve_dot_chessin_at_sun_dot_com>
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 22:29:51 CDT

>From Wed Apr 28 21:30:27 2004
>From: "Ed Kennedy" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: Re: [voting-project] Fwd: Jurisdictional focus
>Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 21:30:14 -0700
>Hello Arthur:
> I like your analysis. Just so you know, some counties, including San
>Diego, have 'rationalized' their election cycle so that interim posts are
>filled by appointment until the next regular election and ballot proposals
>cannot get their own elections. They have to be combined with regular

Not according to my reading of San Diego's charter and election law. A
referendum has to be held within roughly 13 months of its being filed
with the City Clerk. And your regular elections are only in even

The city council may call a special election for initiatives if it
so chooses.

And elections on charter amendments are done in accordance with state
law, meaning within 88 days of presentation of a valid petition to the
governing body.

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