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Full Text of Measure BB

Ordinance No. 1691

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA, ADDING A NEW SECTION 2.04.090 TO CHAPTER 2.04 OF TITLE 2 OF THE SAN CLEMENTE MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING CITY COUNCIL TERM LIMITS, SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF A MAJORITY OF THE ELECTORS VOTING ON THE MEASURE AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020

NOW THEREFORE, THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.   Pursuant to California Government Code section 36502(b) and subject to the approval of a majority of the voters of the City of San Clemente, the San Clemente Municipal Code is hereby amended to add a new Section 2.04.090 to Chapter 2.04 of Title 2 of the Municipal Code to read as follows:

“2.04.090.  Term Limits.

A.       No person shall be eligible to serve in the office of City Council Member for more than two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms.      

1.       The limits set forth in this ordinance shall apply to any four (4) year term to which a person was elected to serve in the office of City Council at the November 3, 2020 general election or at any future election. 

2.       The limits set forth in this ordinance shall also apply to any four (4) year term to which a person was appointed by the City Council in lieu of a general election scheduled for November 3, 2020 or any future election to serve in the office of City Council, pursuant to California Elections Code Section 10229 or similar State law.

3.       Except as set forth in subsection (B) below, the limits set forth in this ordinance shall not apply to any partial term (less than four (4) years) to which a person is appointed by the City Council or elected at a special election to fill a vacant City Council office.

B.       No person who has been elected to or held office as a member of the City Council for two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms shall again be eligible for election or appointment as a member of the City Council unless and until not less than two years has or will have elapsed between the most recent date of such person’s prior service as a member of the City Council and the effective date of such person’s most recent election or appointment to such office.  Notwithstanding subsection (A)(3) above, a former member of the City Council shall not be appointed or specially elected to a partial City Council term in order to fill a vacant City Council office during this two year period.  

C.      The phrase “two years” as used in this subparagraph B of this section shall mean the period between the date of the declaration of the results of any general municipal election held in November of any even numbered year and the date of the declaration of the results of any general municipal election held in November of any immediately preceding or immediately succeeding even numbered year even though such period may be more or less than an actual period of two years.

D.      The City Clerk, or other election official authorized by law, shall not accept or verify the signatures on any nomination paper for any person, including any paper for the purpose of seeking election as a write-in candidate, nor shall he or she certify or place on the list of certified candidates, nor print or cause to be printed on any ballot, ballot pamphlet, sample ballot or ballot label, the name of any person whose candidacy, if successful, will result in a new City Council term that exceeds the limits set forth herein.”   

Section 2.   If any part of this ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of the ordinance. The City declares that it would have adopted this ordinance, and each part of it, irrespective of the possibility that some part or parts of it might be declared invalid or unconstitutional.

 Section 3.  This Ordinance shall take effect if it is approved by a majority of the eligible voters of the City of San Clemente voting at a General Municipal Election to be held on November 3, 2020, and shall only apply prospectively beginning with four (4) year City Council member terms that are elected or appointed in lieu of an election at the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election and for each General Municipal Election thereafter. If so approved, the ordinance becomes effective 10 days after the City Council declares and certifies the results of the election by resolution.

Section 4:  The City Clerk is hereby directed to publish this ordinance at least once, within 15 days after the election results are certified, in a newspaper of general circulation published and circulated in the City of San Clemente. 

I certify that Ordinance No. 1691 was adopted by the electorate of the City of San Clemente at a General Municipal Election held on November 3, 2020. This Ordinance was adopted as a result of the passage of Measure BB.  Please refer to Resolution No. 20-65 for the recitation of the election results.

/s/ Joanne M. Baade                   

CITY CLERK of the City of

San Clemente, California

/s/ Laura Ferguson                                         

MAYOR PRO TEM of the City of

San Clemente, California

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