The Institute for Local Government recently updated its Ballot Measure Activities & Public Resources
to help city officials and staff navigate this process.
Cities have a great deal at stake at the ballot in 2018 between local measures and statewide ballot initiatives affecting local government. It is imperative that cities and city officials follow the rules and regulations governing ballot measure activity and public resources.
The basic rule is that public resources may not be used for ballot measure campaign activities. However, they may be used for informational activities. The key difference is that campaign activities support or oppose a ballot measure, while informational activities provide accurate context and facts about a ballot measure to voters. For more information, please visit www.ca-ilg.org/ballot-measure-activities