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Posted on: March 16, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Voters in Palm Springs pass 3 new Amendments to the Village Charter


During the Presidential Preference Primary Election on Tuesday, March 15th, Village voters were asked to consider three proposed changes to the Village Charter as required by law.With an approximate turnout of 23.6% of voters, all three Amendments passed.

The first ballot question included several changes to the Charter including those relating to the legal description of village boundaries, and modifying candidate-qualifying periods and redistricting methods and passed with almost 77% of the votes.

The next ballot question asked shall the Village Manager be given authority to appoint, suspend and remove department heads on the same basis as other employees. This measure passed with over 65% of the votes.

The final ballot question asked shall the Village make Charter changes regarding Village Council service, elections and meeting notices, including increasing the length of council terms to four years, requiring elections to be held in odd-numbered years and shortening the required public notice of special meetings from 48 to 24 hours. This question passed with over 69% of the vote.

Each Amendment required a simple majority to pass (50% plus 1).

Election Results
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