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    16.    
City Council Regular
Meeting Date: 06/12/2018  

SUBJECT:
GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 6, 2018
RECOMMENDATION:
Adopt the following resolutions entitled:
  1. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS, CALIFORNIA, CALLING FOR THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018, FOR THE ELECTION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS AS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA RELATING TO GENERAL LAW CITIES.                                                                                                                 
  2. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS, CALIFORNIA, REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO TO CONSOLIDATE A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018, WITH THE STATEWIDE GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THE DATE PURSUANT TO SECTION 10403 OF THE ELECTIONS CODE.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  3. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHINO HILLS, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING REGULATIONS FOR CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE PERTAINING TO CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018.
BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS:
Pursuant to Chino Hills Municipal Code Section 1.16.010, the City will hold its next General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to elect three Members of the City Council for full terms of four years each.  The Elections Code of the State of California requires that certain resolutions be adopted by the City Council prior to the Municipal Election, the call for election, request for consolidation with the Board of Supervisors, and adoption of regulations relating to candidate’s statements.  The resolutions have been prepared in accordance with the State Elections Code, as well as County regulations and requirements, and are submitted for consideration.

The first resolution calls and gives notice of the Election to be held November 6, 2018, with polls to be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
 
The second resolution requests consolidation with the Statewide General Election, authorizes the County Registrar of Voters to canvass the returns of the General Municipal Election, and guarantees that the City will reimburse the County for costs incurred in the conduct of the General Municipal Election. The resolution also directs the City Clerk to give further notice of the Election in the time, form, and manner required by law. 
 
The third resolution adopts regulations pertaining to candidates’ statements for the General Election.  Candidates have the option of filing a candidate’s statement, which may include name, age, and occupation of the candidate and a brief description of not more than 200 words of the candidate’s education and qualifications.  The Voting Rights Act requires the City to translate candidates’ statements into Spanish.  The County will translate the statements into Spanish, but only print the statements in English.  The County will print a statement in English and Spanish in the voter information guide, which states Spanish translation, is available, upon request.  This resolution provides that a candidate opting to avail himself/herself of a candidate’s statement shall bear the pro rata share of translating, printing, handling, and mailing.  The estimated cost will be provided to each candidate at the time the nomination papers are issued.  A candidate must deposit the estimated amount with the City Clerk at the time of filing his/her nomination petition, with any shortage being billed or any excess being refunded, after actual charges are determined by the County.
 
Also submitted for your information is a preliminary calendar of events for the November 6, 2018, General Municipal Election
ENVIRONMENTAL (CEQA) REVIEW:
This action is not a project within the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15278 and is therefore exempt from CEQA as it is an administrative change that will not result in any direct or indirect physical change in the environment.
FISCAL IMPACT:
Based upon estimates for County services and City legal publication and miscellaneous expenses, $62,150 has been recommended for approval in the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget.
REVIEWED BY OTHERS:
This item has been reviewed by the City Attorney's office.
Attachments
Resolution - Calling Election
Resolution - Consolidation request
Resolution - Candidate statements
Calendar of Events

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