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Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title - Talent Charter Update

Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title
Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a City Council referred measure was filed with the Elections Officer of the City of Talent on August 3, 2016. 
Electors may submit a petition for review of this ballot title in the Jackson County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2016.
The text of the ballot title is as follows:
CAPTION:  Measure Amending, Updating, and Renumbering the Talent City Charter
QUESTION:  Shall the Talent Charter be amended to update and clarify its language?
SUMMARY:  If adopted by the voters, this measure would amend, update, and renumber the Talent Charter.  The proposed amendments would clarify that Charter provisions related to vacancy in office and filling of vacancies apply to both the Mayor and to city councilors.  The proposed amendments would create an immediate vacancy in the office of Mayor or City Councilor upon: conviction of a felony punishable by loss of liberty; recall from office; ceasing to reside in the City; ceasing to be a qualified elector under state law; or resignation from office.  The proposed amendments would clarify the powers of the City Manager and the Municipal Court.  The proposed amendments would clarify the process for a city vote on a proposed annexation.  The proposed amendments would move qualifications for elective city office out of Chapter VI (Personnel) and into Chapter III (Form of Government) and renumber Charter sections as appropriate.  The proposed amendments would fix some grammatical errors in the current charter and restructure certain sentences and clauses for clarification and ease of reading.
Notice is also hereby given that a regular city election will be held in the City of Talent on November 8, 2016.
Published pursuant to ORS 250.275
Tom Corrigan, City Manager
August 9, 2016