Shall the permanent annual appropriations limit of the City of Goleta be set at $22,545,410?
This measure will set the Constitutional appropriation limitation for
the City of Goleta. It requires a majority vote.
Existing law, enacted by the voters in 1979 as part of Proposition
4 (now California Constitution Article XIIIB), restricts governmental
appropriation of revenues received from all sources by setting an
annual appropriation limit for governmental agencies. This
appropriation limit is sometimes called the 'Gann limit.'
The California Constitution requires new cities to set an annual
appropriations limit based on a formula contained in Article XIIIB.
The calculation of the appropriations limit must follow the formula
in Article XIIIB, and also must be approved by the voters. The City
of Goleta has been operating under a provisional appropriation limit
set by the Local Agency Formation Commission prior to incorporation
of the City.
Approval of this measure is necessary to bring the City of Goleta
into compliance with the requirements of California Constitution Article
XIIIB. If the measure is not approved, the effect is unknown. The
measure probably must be resubmitted to the voters until approved.
A 'yes' vote is a vote to approve the appropriations limit.
A 'no' vote is a vote not to approve the appropriations limit.
s/ Julie Hayward Biggs
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