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Auditor Mary Hull Caballero

Promoting open and accountable government

Past Votes on Form of Government

The City's current commission form of government was approved by the voters at the May 1913 primary election. Since then, the question of the City's form of government has come to the voters eight additional times.

 

Election Date

Ballot Title Caption

Vote Tally

May 3, 1913

Provide Commission Form of Government

YES 17,317
NO 17,025

June 4, 1917

Abolish Commission Form of Government

YES 14,196
NO 32,086

June 4, 1917

Repeal Commission Form of Government

YES 12,647
NO 32,796

November 2, 1926

Simplify & Retain Commission Form of Government

YES 27,388
NO 29,087

June 28, 1927

Simplify & Retain Commission Form of Government

YES 7,459
NO 38,454

May 16, 1958

Council-Manager Form of City Government

YES 55,283
NO 61,821

May 24, 1966

Changing Form of City Government

YES 41,848
NO 68,158

May 21, 2002

Amends Charter: Changes Form of City Government

YES 29,730
NO 94,179

May 15, 2007

Amends Charter: Changes Form of City Government

YES 18,880
NO 60,608