Special Election November 3, 2015
The Hercules City Council unanimously approved placing the City of Hercules Financial Stability and Essential Services Continuation Measures, on the November 3, 2015 ballot to protect and maintain local city services and fiscal stability, with no increase in taxes.
Funding from this locally-controlled revenue has helped the City avoid insolvency and reduce a $9 million deficit, while improving fiscal stability and enhancing fiscal accountability. This has greatly increased trust and restored confidence among the community.
If enacted, the continuation measures will help protect and maintain essential City services that make our community a safe, well-maintained place to live and raise families, including:
· Maintaining the City’s financial stability and enhancing fiscal accountability
· Maintaining the local Hercules Police Department, including:
o Maintaining the number of police officers patrolling neighborhood streets
o Improving 9-1-1 response times
o Expanding neighborhood crime prevention programs
· Attracting business to Hercules
· Preventing cuts to street maintenance
If we are forced to continue cutting basic services, the character of our community and its quality of life will decline. Most importantly, these continuation measures do not create new taxes. They simply continue existing funding previously approved by voters which the City uses to maintain essential services for our community.
Both continuation measures require strict fiscal accountability, including Independent Citizen Oversight and mandatory annual financial audits.
The City of Hercules will continue to keep the community informed about the City’s ongoing efforts to maintain financial stability, accountability and essential City services. I would also be glad to make a presentation to any organization to which you belong, or recommend. For more information, please contact my office at 510-799-8200 or email FiscalStability@ci.hercules.ca.us.
Primary Arguments are due to the City Clerk's office by 5:00 p.m. on August 18, 2015
Rebuttal Arguments are due to the City Clerk's office by 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2015
Elections for the City of Hercules are held in November of even numbered years. Mayor and Vice Mayor appointments are made annually at the Council's first meeting in December. Council Members also serve as the Board of Directors for the Successor Agency to the Hercules Redevelopment Agency.
Meetings of the City Council are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 111 Civic Drive, Hercules, CA.
|Sherry McCoy, Mayor
|Dan Romero, Vice Mayor
|Bill Kelly, Council Member
|Myrna de Vera, Council Member
|Chris, Kelley, Council Member
November 2014 Election Information
NOMINATION PAPERS ISSUED
|QUALIFIED FOR BALLOT|
|Christine "Chris" Kelley
||July 14, 2014
||August 1, 2014|
|Myrna de Vera
||July 17, 2014
||August 8, 2014|
||July 31, 2014
||Did not Qualify|
||August 6, 2014
||August 11, 2014|
For additional information regarding the Qualified Candidates for City Council.
CANDIDATE CAMPAIGN FINANCE
Open Committee List
Statement of Economic Interests for City Council Candidates
For additional information contact Margaret S. Roberts, Administrative Services Director/City Clerk at 799.8215 or firstname.lastname@example.org