Measures - November 8, 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the General Municipal Election is to be held in the City of Watsonville on November 8, 2022, at which there will be submitted to the voters the following measures:


Public Display of Election Documents

Q - City of Watsonville Planned Growth and Farmland Protection Initiative Measure

Shall the City of Watsonville amend provisions of the Watsonville General Plan as provided in the Watsonville Planned Growth and Farmland Protection Initiative?

Resolution

Argument For Measure Q

Argument Against Measure Q

Rebbutal to the Argument Against Measure Q 

Rebuttal to the Argument for Measure Q 

R - City of Watsonville Community Investment Tax Measure

Community Investment Tax. To provide locally-controlled funding for Watsonville’s essential general services, including: after-school and anti-gang programs that keep kids safe; creating safe places to play; keeping parks/ Watsonville Slough trails safe and clean; repairing, expanding, improving parks/playgrounds; fixing potholes; maintaining streets; creating jobs; supporting local businesses, libraries, senior meal programs and general government use; shall the City of Watsonville measure be adopted levying one-half cent sales tax, until ended by voters, providing $5 million dollars annually, with community oversight?

Resolution

Argument for Measure R

S - City of Watsonville Planning for Watsonville's Future Measure

Shall the City of Watsonville maintain the restrictions on growth approved by the voters in 2002 until 2040, with the exception of any property identified by the City Council during the General Plan update, subject to community input, as being well suited for development that would create local jobs, parks, and safe spaces for kids to play, or housing for working families, seniors, and residents with disabilities?

Resolution 

Argument for Measure S

Argument against Measure S

Rebbutal to Argument for Measure S

Rebuttal to the Argument against Measure S  

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that pursuant to Article 4, Chapter 3, Division 9 of the Elections Code of the State of California, the Council of the City of Watsonville, or any member or members thereof authorized by the body, or any individual voter or bona fide association of citizens, or any combination of voter and associations, may file a written argument, not to exceed 300 words in length, accompanied by the printed name(s) and signature(s) of the author(s) submitting it, or if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization, and the printed name and signature of at least one of its principal officers who is the author of the argument, for or against the City measure.

         NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that, based upon the time reasonably necessary to prepare and print the arguments and Voter Information Guide for the election, the City Council has fixed the date of August 19, 2022, during normal office hours, as posted, as the date after which no arguments for or against the above City measure may be submitted to the City Clerk for printing and distribution to the voters as provided in Article 4. Arguments shall be submitted to the City Clerk, accompanied by the printed name(s) and signature(s) of the author(s) submitting it, or if submitted on behalf or an organization, the name of the organization and the printed name and signature of at least one of its principal officers who is the author of the argument, at the City Clerk’s Office, 275 Main Street, Top Floor, Watsonville, California. Arguments may be changed or withdrawn until and including the date fixed by the City Clerk.

      NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City Council had determined the rebuttal arguments, not to exceed 250 words in length, as submitted by the authors of the opposing direct arguments, may be filed with the City Clerk, accompanied by the printed name(s) signature(s) of the author(s) submitting it, or if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization and the printed name and signature of at least one of its principal officers who is the author of the argument, no later than August 26, 2022.

      NOTICE IS FURTHER that any ordinance, impartial analysis, or direct argument filed under the authority of the elections code will be available for public examination in the clerk’s office for not less than 10-calendar days from the deadline for the filing of the arguments and analysis(es). Any rebuttal argument filed under the authority of the elections code will be available for public examination in the clerk’s office for not less than 10-calendar days from the deadline for filing rebuttal arguments.