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May 12th, 2015 Runoff Election

 The following City of Sarasota Charter Amendments will also appear on the ballot on Tuesday, May 12, 2015:

TITLE:

Charter Amendment: One Year Residency and Qualified Elector Requirement for persons filling vacancy on the City Commission - Passed

SUMMARY:

Requires persons elected or appointed to fill a vacancy in an at large City Commission seat to have been a resident and qualified elector of the city for one year prior to taking oath of office. Requires persons elected or appointed to fill a vacancy in a district City Commission seat to have been a resident and qualified elector of the district to be represented for one year prior to taking oath of office.

____ YES, for the Amendment

____ NO, against the Amendment

TITLE:

Charter Amendment: Citizens’ Initiative Petition to Amend Charter, Time to obtain signatures and adopt ordinance scheduling referendum - Passed

SUMMARY:

Provides that copy of a citizens’ initiative petition to amend the city charter must be filed with city clerk before signatures are collected; that 180 day period to obtain signatures on petition shall commence upon the date such copy is filed with clerk and certified as received; extends time to adopt an ordinance scheduling charter amendment proposed by citizens’ initiative for referendum from 30 to 60 days after petition is presented to the city commission.

____ YES, for the Amendment

____ NO, against the Amendment


 

Early voting for the Second Election (runoff) will be held Monday, May 4 through Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will take place at the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Office, 2001 Adams Lane. For more information on early voting, please call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 941-861-8600 or visit www.SarasotaVotes.com.

Ordinance 15-5115
Ordinance 15-5116
City Charter Amendment Brochure
City Charter Amendment Ad

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