A important measure is on the local ballot. The community
wants answers about impacts. The local agency wants to
provide those answers.
What can and can’t the agency do? The materials below
explain the restrictions on using public resources (including
staff time, agency supplies and other resources paid for with
taxpayer dollars) for ballot measure activities.
California public agencies that engage in ballot measure
activities need to be aware of California Fair
Political Practices Commission rules. Note that these
restrictions apply both before and after a measure
qualifies for the ballot.
Although the Institute endeavors to help local officials
understand technical and legal concepts that apply to their
public service, these materials are not technical or legal
advice. Officials are encouraged to consult technical
experts, attorneys and/or relevant regulatory authorities for
up-to-date information and advice on specific situations.