More Citizen Representation for Bandon
The Committee for More Citizen Representation will refile the same initiative and try again when the weather is better.
CITY OF BANDON Initiative I20l4002
Ballot Title: Amends charter regarding residency requirements of elected officials.
Question: Should the Charter be amended to allow City limit property owners residing in Bandon School District to be elected officials?
Summary: The City Charter sets out the qualifications for holding elective office, currently Mayor and Councilors, as being those who reside in the City limits for twelve months prior to the election and maintain that residency through his/her term in office. This amendment would allow those individuals who own real property within the City during the twelve months immediately preceding the election as indicated by the Coos County Tax and Assessment records, who maintains his or her ownership of that property during the term of office, and who resides within the Bandon School District during the term of office, to be eligible for an elective office. It does not change the law providing that only City residents may vote in an election for City elected officials.