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CHARTER CITY INITIATIVE <br />General Law <br />vs. <br />Charter City <br />~ME:~S[JREC <br />Questions? <br />Contact: <br />City Manager's Office <br />30940 Hawthorne Boulevard <br />Rancho Palos Verdes,CA 90275 <br />Understanding Home Rule <br />For more information regarding general law <br />vs.charter city forms of government visit <br /> <br />At the September 7,2010 City Council Meet- <br />ing,after considering and incorporating sug- <br />gestions from City residents,the Council ap- <br />proved the language for the proposed Char- <br />ter.The ballot measure regarding the Charter <br />has been placed on the ballot for the March 8, <br />2011 election. <br />Home rule is based on the principle that the <br />residents of a city,rather than the state legis- <br />lature,knows the needs of the City and its <br />residents and how to satisfy those needs.Be- <br />coming a charter city lets voters determine <br />how their city government is organized and, <br />with respect to municipal affairs,pass laws <br />different than those passed by the state. <br />The home rule provision in the California Con- <br />stitution al10ws cities to adopt a charter that <br />replaces state laws in areas related to munici- <br />pal affairs. <br />Phone:(310)544-5204 <br />Fax:(310)544-5291 <br /> VOTE <br />/B~'~.~ <br />MARCH 8,2011 <br />eCEIVED FROM L.!M v\.'4 r \..~.-. <br />lAND MADE A PART OF THE rCOR"AT THE <br />1 <br />lCOUNCIL MEETING OF f?Jl (II <br />OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK <br />CARLA MORREALE.CITY CLERK