November 8, 2016 El Cerrito Ballot measure

On August 4, 2016 the City Council voted to place a library project bond measure on the November 8, 2016 ballot.


To replace the 67 year old El Cerrito Library with a safe, energy efficient, 21st century library that meets earthquake and fire codes with space for a children's area for story times/books; public access computers/ computer learning center; up-to-date book/resource collections; and improved senior/disabled access, shall El Cerrito issue $30,000,000 in bonds at legal rates for 33 years, as the Voter Guide describes, requiring independent citizen oversight, and all funds for El Cerrito Library?



The Notice for the City Ballot Measure Election, including the ballot question, was posted throughout the city, published in Times and on the City's website. The Primary Argument filing period closed at 4:00 p.m. on August 24, 2016. The deadline for rebuttal arguments closed at 4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2016. Information relating to requirements for submitting arguments for or against a ballot measure may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk at 510-215-4305.

Resolution No. 2016-62

Notice of Ballot Measure Election

Full Text of Ordinance and Ballot Question

Tax Rate Statement

Ballot Measure Argument Instructions

City Attorney Impartial Analysis

Argument in Favor of Measure B

Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure B

Argument Against Measure B

Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure B