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Ballot Measure Activities

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Ballot Measure Activities
Public Resource Use Restrictions

An 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 in this section explain the restrictions on using public resources (including staff time, agency supplies and other resources paid for with taxpayer dollars) for ballot measure activities.

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Legal Resource Materials
Cases and Statutes

Court decisions and California statutes bear on what local agencies can and cannot do on ballot measures.

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Political Reform Act Restrictions on Agency 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.

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