The City of Antioch announced that two initiatives that focus on the Sand Creek Area were recently submitted to the City Clerk have now been verified for signatures. The two competing initiatives will now head to the City Council for recommendation.
The first initiative was submitted by Richland Communities while the second was submitted by Save Mt. Diablo.
“Initiative To Restrict Development in Portions of the Sand Creek Area, Approve a Development Agreement for “The Ranch” Project in That Area, and Allow Amendment of the Urban Limit Line by the Voter Approval Only”
- 5,111 – Number of valid signatures of registered voters required
- 5,156 – Number of valid signatures verified by the County Elections Office
“Initiative To Change General Plan Designation Within The Sand Creek Focus Area and Permanently Require Voter Approval of Amendments to Urban Limit Line”
- 5,094 – Number of valid signatures of registered voters required
- 5,682 – Number of valid signatures verified by the County Elections Office
According to Arne Simonsen, City Clerk, in coordination with the City Attorney, he will now prepare a staff report for the July 24th City Council meeting to certify the petitions.
The City Attorney will give the Council three choices on each initiative per Elections Code 9215:
- Adopt the ordinance, without alteration, at the regular meeting at which the certification of the petition presented, or within 10 days after it is presented.
- Submit the ordinance, without alteration, to the voters pursuant to Section 1405 of the Elections Code.
- Order a report pursuant to Section 9212 at the regular meeting at which certification of the petitions presented. When the report is presented to the legislative body, the legislative body shall adopt the ordinance within 10 days or order an election pursuant to subdivision (b).
Information provided by City Clerk Arne Simonsen