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File #: RES 17-050    Name: BOS EGCSD Elections
Type: BoS Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/25/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/2/2017 Final action: 5/2/2017
Title: a. Adopt a resolution directing the Registrar of Voters to conduct a general election on August 29, 2017, wholly by mailed ballot on the questions of: 1) Shall the East Garrison Community Services District have a directly elected Board of Directors; 2) If the East Garrison Community Services District shall have a directly elected Board of Directors, which five (5) candidates shall be elected to serve; and 3) Shall the mailed ballot be used to conduct all future general district elections; and b. Direct County Counsel to prepare an impartial summary.
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Attachment A - Resolution, 3. Attachment B - EGCSD Resolution, 4. Completed Board Order
Title
a. Adopt a resolution directing the Registrar of Voters to conduct a general election on August 29, 2017, wholly by mailed ballot on the questions of: 1) Shall the East Garrison Community Services District have a directly elected Board of Directors; 2) If the East Garrison Community Services District shall have a directly elected Board of Directors, which five (5) candidates shall be elected to serve; and 3) Shall the mailed ballot be used to conduct all future general district elections; and
b. Direct County Counsel to prepare an impartial summary.
Report
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors:
a) Adopt a resolution directing the Registrar of Voters to conduct a general election on August 29, 2017, wholly by mailed ballot on the questions of: 1) Shall the East Garrison Community Services District have a directly elected Board of Directors; 2) If the East Garrison Community Services District shall have a directly elected Board of Directors, which five (5) candidates shall be elected to serve; and 3) Shall the mailed ballot be used to conduct all future general district elections; and
b) Direct County Counsel to prepare an impartial summary.

SUMMARY:
The State Legislature approved the creation of the East Garrison Community Services District (EGCSD) and named the Monterey County Board of Supervisors as the initial EGCSD Board of Directors. The State Legislature required that the Board of Supervisors call for an election to determine if the voters within the EGCSD wished to establish an independent board 10 years after formation or, earlier, if the Election Department certified the existence of 500 registered voters within the EGCSD. Although currently there are approximately 400 registered voters within the EGCSD, ten years have elapsed since formation. It is time to call for the election and staff is recommending that an all-mail ballot election be held on August 29, 2017, the earliest possible date for the required elect...

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