Senate Bill 359 -- Municipal Referendum Petitions

February 21, 2019

Summary:

Under the current referendum process, city councils can force proponents to include thousands of pages of documents within a petition. This can drive up the costs and reduce voter participation during the referendum process. Senate Bill 359 creates an alternative referendum method for parties who are interested in overturning an ordinance passed by a city council, keeping the current method in code and allowing proponents the opportunity to choose which pathway they prefer.

Contact:

Jennifer Hodgkins, (916) 651-4037
Jennifer.Hodgkins@sen.ca.gov