Initiative Measure to be Submitted Directly to the Voters

The County Counsel has prepared the following title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the proposed measure:

Shall a Charter Commission be Elected to Propose a Mendocino County Charter ?

It is being proposed that an initiative be placed on the ballot that will ask the voters if they want to elect fifteen (15) people to form a charter commission to draft a charter for the County.

This is a three - step process. First, the voters will decide if they want to elect commissioners to draft a proposed charter. Second, if a majority votes in favor of doing so, on the same ballot, the voters will be asked to choose fifteen commissioners.

Third, the fifteen candidates that receive the most votes w ill then draft a charter that, when completed, will be put to a vote of the people.

This Initiative must be adopted by a majority of the voters.

Dated: July 27, 2015 s/Douglas L. Losak Interim County Counsel County of Mendocino

Text of the Initiative: Shall a charter commission be elected to propose a Mendocino County charter?