Q? Shall section 210 d. of the El Dorado County Charter be deleted from the Charter because it was repealed effective January 26, 2006, under the plain language of Charter section 210 d.?
The County of El Dorado operates under a County charter that was ratified by the voters on November 8, 1994. The California Constitution provides that a county may adopt a charter to govern itself in regard to those specific matters that are identified in Article XI section 4. Voters may amend the charter by a majority vote. On July 29, 2014, the Board of Supervisors of the County of El Dorado (Board) placed this measure on the ballot to seek voter approval to amend El Dorado County Charter section 210.d.
Measure S proposes to amend El Dorado County Charter section 210.d. by deleting the section entirely because by its own terms it was only effective for ten years after January 1996, so it became inoperative in January 2006. As a result, Charter section 210 d. is no longer used to address budget issues for the operation of the County Library System and it is unnecessary in the current Charter.
A "yes" vote is a vote in favor of amending the El Dorado County Charter to delete Charter section 210 d. because it is no longer operative.
A "no" vote is a vote against amending current Charter section 210.d.