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Meeting Date: 12/21/2020  
Submitted By: Laurie Swindell, CMC, City Clerk

RECOMMENDATION:
That the City Council:

APPROVE AND ADOPT RESOLUTION NO. ______ ENTITLED: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA, RECITING THE FACT OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020, DECLARING THE RESULTS AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS PROVIDED BY LAW.
DISCUSSION:
The November 3, 2020, General Municipal Election was held for the purpose of La Habra voters electing three (3) members to the La Habra City Council, as well as voting on ballot Measure W and ballot Measure X.  Election Code Section 10262 requires the City to pass a resolution reciting the facts of the municipal election following the canvass and certification of the election by the Orange County Registrar of Voters.  The Orange County Registrar of Voters certified the election results November 25, 2020, and submitted those results to the La Habra City Clerk via regular mail on December 7, 2020 (Attachment 1, Exhibit A).

The results of the election for Member of the City Council, the results of Measure W - City of La Habra Cannabis Business Tax and Regulation Ordinance of 2020, and Measure X - Citizens' Initiative for the Preservation of Open Space in La Habra are as follows:
 
MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL
  Rose Espinoza 15,461
  Tim Shaw 12,340
  Steve Simonian 11,980
  Peter Cruz 8,087
  Michael Navarro 5,839
  Election Day Vote Center Ballots Cast: 4,887
  Vote-By-Mail Ballots Cast: 22,877
  Total Ballots Cast: 27,764
 
 
MEASURE W
  Yes 17,726
  No 8,550
  Election Day Vote Center Ballots Cast: 4,887
  Vote-By-Mail Ballots Cast: 22,877
  Total Ballots Cast: 27,764
 
MEASURE X
  Yes 19,649
  No 6,535
  Election Day Vote Center Ballots Cast: 4,887
  Vote-By-Mail Ballots Cast: 22,877
  Total Ballots Cast: 27,764

The results affirm that Rose Espinoza, Tim Shaw, and Steve Simonian were elected as Members of the City Council for the full term of four years each, and both local ballot measures, Measure W and Measure X, were approved by the voters.  Attached to the resolution is the certified statement of results of the election; including Measure W and Measure X, as provided by the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
FISCAL IMPACT/SOURCE OF FUNDING:
There is no fiscal impact associated with the certification of the election results.
 
GENERAL PLAN RELEVANCE:
ED 9.1 - Balanced Fiscal Practices
Attachments
Certification of Election Resolution with Exhibit A
Certificates of Election


    

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