Measure E: City Official Removal - KUSI News - San Diego, CA

Measure E: City Official Removal

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Measure E arose after the sexual harassment scandal that forced Bob Filner to resign as mayor.

It was drafted when city leaders realized the San Diego charter lacked a procedure for removing elected officers, other than by a voter-initiated recall. 

Measure E has two main parts:

  1. It creates procedures for removing a mayor of San Diego, city attorney or city council member
  2. It determines what situations will require a special election to fill a vacancy.

The grounds of removal include mental or physical incapacity, felony conviction, and dereliction of duty.

Measure E also requires the city attorney to have been licensed in California for ten years.

Supporters of Measure E say it will clarify the process for removing officials convicted of felonies and other  serious crimes, are derelict in their official duties, or become physically or mentally incapacitated.

Measure E is supported by the San Diego City Council and the Chamber of Commerce.  

No argument against the measure was filed in the Office of the City Clerk. 

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