CITY OF FORT BRAGG NEWS RELEASE
Friday, July 24, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALLOT INITIATIVE DEEMED TO HAVE
INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF SIGNATURES
The City of Fort Bragg’s Elections Official has notified the proponents of a ballot initiative entitled “Prohibiting Social Services Organizations in the Central Business District” that their petition failed to include the signatures of “not less than 10 percent of the voters of the city” as required under California Elections Code section 9215.
The petition was filed on July 8, 2015. On July 13th, the City Council requested that the County Registrar of Voters examine the signatures on the petition to verify their validity. On July 22nd, the County Registrar of Voters completed the examination of signatures and determined that there were 312 valid signatures. There are 3,124 registered voters in the City of Fort Bragg, therefore 313 valid signatures are required to meet the “not less than 10 percent” threshold.