NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special municipal election will be held in the City of Pacific Grove on the 12th day of April 2022 to submit to the electorate a ballot measure with the following ballot measure question:

Shall Pacific Grove Municipal Code be amended to increase the City’s current 1% transactions and use tax to 1.5%, until amended by subsequent vote, as a general tax to generate an estimated $­­­­1,126,000 or $1.1 million annually, to fund capital needs; maintain public safety and emergency preparation; enhance City infrastructure including roads, parks, trees, trails, and beaches, and invest in community facilities; and provide general City services, with all revenues requiring an annual independent audit?
Yes (_____)
No  (_____)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that primary arguments (300 words) in favor of or against the above measure may be submitted in writing to the Pacific Grove City Clerk’s office, 300 Forest Avenue, Second Floor, Pacific Grove, for printing and distribution to the voters, pursuant to provisions of the California Elections Code, by noon on or before January 20, 2022.  Rebuttal arguments (250) by authors of said primary arguments may be filed with the Pacific Grove City Clerk in like manner by noon on or before January 27, 2022. 

The City Attorney shall prepare an impartial analysis of the measure pursuant to Elections Code section 9280 no later than January 20, 2022.

Printed arguments submitted to voters shall be titled “Argument in Favor of Measure _____” or “Argument Against Measure _____” and “Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure _____” or “Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure _____” respectively. 

All arguments concerning the above measure must be accompanied by the following form statement (forms may be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office) to be signed by each author and proponent, if different, of the argument. 

The undersigned proponent(s) or author(s) of the ____________________ (primary/rebuttal) argument ____________________ (in favor of/against) Ballot Measure _____ at the Special Election for the City of Pacific Grove to be held on April 12, 2022, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of ____________________ (his/her/their) knowledge and belief.
Signed                                                                  Date
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No primary argument shall exceed 300 words and no rebuttal argument shall exceed 250 words in length. One argument for and one rebuttal thereto, if any, on the measure will be selected for printing and distribution to the voters.  No more than five signatures shall appear with any argument. 

The authors of the primary argument in favor of or against such measure may prepare and submit rebuttal arguments not exceeding 250 words or may authorize in writing any other person or persons to prepare, submit, or sign the rebuttal argument. Please contact the City Clerk for the Authorization form to allow any other person to prepare, submit, or sign the rebuttal argument. 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that there shall be set a 10-calendar day examination period for public review.

The polls will be open between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on April 12, 2022.

Sandra Kandell
City Elections Official
Published December 23, 2021.

This page will contain all relative documents, future arguments for and against, the City Attorney's impartial analysis, and any rebuttal arguments. Please continue to check back for updates or request notifications to be automatically notified when page is updated.

Resolution 21-035 Declaring the Existence of an Emergency
Resolution 21-035 Calling for a Special Election, Placing A Ballot Measure to the Electorate with Ballot Measure attached 

Notice of Election
City Specific Elections Calendar
County Elections Calendar
County Website re City's Special Election
FPPC Filing Schedule for Committees Primarily Formed to Support/Oppose Measure on April 12, 2022 Special Election

Prospective Treasurer Guidebook
City Attorney's Impartial Analysis
Argument in Favor of
Argument Against - NOT APPLICABLE
Rebuttal Argument in Favor of - NOT APPLICABLE
Rebuttal Argument Against - NOT APPLICABLE
For questions/concerns, please contact the City Clerk at cityclerk@cityofpacificgrove.org or 831-648-3181.

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