City Clerk calls for argument writers for the 2020 city ballot measures

On March 3, 2020, the City of Long Beach will hold a Consolidated Municipal Election with the Statewide Direct Primary Election at which voters will consider a ballot measure relating to the Measure A Extension Transactions and Use (Sales) Tax and subject to Council action on November 19, 2019, may consider a ballot measure relating to the City of Long Beach Transient Occupancy (Hotel Bed Tax) Measure.

To make sure there is adequate time for those interested in writing arguments for or against the measure, the Interest Form for Argument Writers is available today on the Office of the City Clerk webpage www.longbeach.gov/cityclerk/elections/ballot-measures/. All interest forms must be received by the City Clerk at 411 West Ocean Boulevard, Lobby Level, Window #12, Long Beach, CA 90802, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019. A separate form must be submitted for each ballot measure.

The Mayor will announce his nominees for argument writers at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019. The City Council will vote on those nominations at the City Council meeting on December 3, 2019.

Arguments FOR or AGAINST the ballot measure are due to the City Clerk by Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:30 p.m., while rebuttal arguments are due by Monday, December 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Arguments must not exceed 300 words and rebuttal arguments must not exceed 250 words.

For more information, please contact the Office of the City Clerk, at (562) 570-6101.

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