- Term limits ballot measure at a glance
Current ordinance: No one may serve more than two four-year terms on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors or the county Board of Education.
Proposed change: Extends the two-term limit to three terms. The three-term limit is a lifetime limit, so Supervisors Ken Vogel and Larry Ruhstaller would not be able to run for 12 more years after their terms expire in 2014, according to County Counsel David Wooten.
Election: Nov. 6.
Current wording: “Shall an ordinance be adopted that limits the number of terms a person may serve on the Board of Supervisors and county Board of Education to three terms during his or her lifetime?”
Wording requested in lawsuit: “Shall an ordinance be adopted retroactively that extends the number of terms a person may serve on the Board of Supervisors and county Board of Education from the current two terms to three during his or her lifetime?”
Hearing for writ of mandate: Sept. 10, 9 a.m., San Joaquin County Superior Court Department 41, 222 E. Weber Ave., Stockton. Judge Michael D. Courghlan will preside.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:41 am
Updated: 8:43 am, Fri Aug 24, 2012.
Dean Andal, a Stockton Republican activist and a member of the California Board of Equalization, has sued the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters, claiming that a ballot measure to extend the supervisors’ term limits is misleading.
The measure, placed on the November ballot by the Board of Supervisors, would extend the term limits ordinance to three four-year terms. The current ordinance limits supervisors to two terms.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:41 am.
Updated: 8:43 am.