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File #: 22-207    Version: 1 Name: Position Opposing Recall of the Governor California
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 8/12/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 8/23/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - Consideration of Adoption of a Position Opposing the Recall Election of the Governor of California.
Attachments: 1. 2021-08-23 Gubernatorial Recall Elections Cost dept-finance-letter dated 2021-07-01.pdf, 2. 2021-08-23 Preliminary County Estimate of Recall Election Costs dated 2021-06-10.pdf
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CC - Consideration of Adoption of a Position Opposing the Recall Election of the Governor of California.

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Meeting Date: August 23, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Shelly Wolfberg/City Manager's Office
Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [ ] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]

Commission Action Required: Yes [ ] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (08/18/2021)

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar, City Manager (08/16/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council consider adopting a position opposing the recall election of the Governor of California.


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

At the August 9, 2021 City Council Meeting, the City Council directed staff to place an item on the agenda to consider opposing the recall election of the Governor of California and remarked about the high cost of a recall election.

The California Secretary of State provides the following information on its website:

Elections in California

For the September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election, there will be a recall question presented on the ballot: "Shall GAVIN NEWSOM be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?" Following that recall question, all qualified replacement candidates for the office of governor will be listed. Write-in replacement candidates for the office of governor can also run in the California Gubernatorial Recall Election.

If a majority of the votes on the recall question are "Yes," Governor Newsom shall be removed from office and the replacement candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected for the remainder of the governor's term of office. If one-half or more of the votes on the recall question are "No," Governor Newsom shall remain in office. This guide...

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