2018 Ballot Measures

2018 City Council Sponsored Measures

The City Council has placed one advisory and two binding measures on the November ballot to be voted on by Lake Forest residents. Advisory ballot measures do not result in new or changed local laws. The advisory measure pertains to the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) (Measure Q) and poses the question: “If the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) is successfully challenged in court, thereby permitting the City Council of the City of Lake Forest to change back to at-large (city-wide) City Council elections without threat of litigation and financial exposure under the CVRA, should the Council change from by-district to at-large (city-wide) elections?”

There are two binding ballot measures that, if approved by voters, would result in new local laws. The two measures pertain to term limits (Measure S) and the CVRA (Measure R) and pose the following questions: 

  • “Shall the measure proposing an ordinance limiting the terms of Lake Forest City Council Members to two (2) four (4) year terms be adopted?”
  • “Shall the Lake Forest ordinance authorizing the City Council to return to at-large (City-wide) City Council elections, with the understanding that doing so could lead to litigation and financial exposure in the millions of dollars under the California Voting Rights Act, be adopted?”

Arguments in favor or against for these measures are due to the City Clerk no later than Thursday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m. Submitted arguments will be available for public review August 11-20.