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File #: 18-1023    Version: 1 Name: 6/18/18 - LIbrary Lot Petitions Certification
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/18/2018 Final action: 6/18/2018
Enactment date: 6/18/2018 Enactment #: R-18-247
Title: Resolution to Approve Ballot Language for the Citizen-Initiated Petition for the Center of the City Charter Amendment and to Authorize Submission to the Governor and Attorney General for Approval for the November 6, 2018 Ballot
Title
Resolution to Approve Ballot Language for the Citizen-Initiated Petition for the Center of the City Charter Amendment and to Authorize Submission to the Governor and Attorney General for Approval for the November 6, 2018 Ballot
Memorandum
On Monday, April 23, 2018, a total of 649 petitions for the Center of the City Charter Amendment, containing approximately 6000 signatures, were filed with the City Clerk's Office. Pursuant to the Home Rule Cities Act, staff had 45 days to review and certify the petitions.

On Tuesday, May 22, it was determined that the petitions contained a sufficient number of signatures of the qualified and registered electors of the City of Ann Arbor, in accordance with the provisions of PA 279 of 1909, as amended, to place the proposed charter amendment on the general City election ballot to be held November 6, 2018. 4836 signatures were required (5% of the registered voters on April 3, 2018).The City Clerk's Office certified 5035 signatures, although the petitions contained a greater number of signatures than that. The petition sheets included proposed language that would appear on the ballot as well as the language that would be inserted into the City Charter should the proposal be adopted by a majority of the electorate participating in the election. The language as drafted and circulated by the petitioners is being presented for Council to receive and for the Clerk to forward to the Governor.

Approval of this resolution as presented is recommended.
Staff
Prepared by: Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk
Reviewed by: Matt Thomas, Assistant City Attorney
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, A citizen-initiated petition has been filed with the City Clerk of the City of Ann Arbor on April 23, 2018 for the Center of the City Charter Amendment;

Whereas, The City Clerk has canvassed the petition and has certified the sufficiency of the number of signatures in the petition;

Whereas, The initiatory petition ...

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