November 2019 Ballot Measure H

On July 16, 2019 the City Council voted to call a special election November 5, 2019 for the purpose of placing a measure on the ballot asking the following question:

To maintain El Cerrito’s quality of life, continuing local control of recreation services/parks, including maintaining/improving: swim center pools, locker rooms/restrooms; city parks, walking paths, playfields/open space; and program space for children, families, adults/seniors; shall a measure be adopted extending the 2000 voter approved measure, with no increase of the current $58.46 per single family residential unit or other rates, until repealed by voters, providing $650,000 annually, with all funds benefiting El Cerrito?


On August 15, 2019, the Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters assigned measure letters based on random draw. The El Cerrito Measure was assigned Measure H.

The filing period for Primary Arguments In Favor or Against the measure closed at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019Rebuttal Arguments may not be submitted for this measure as there were not opposing arguments submitted by the filing deadline.

Information relating to requirements for submitting arguments in favor or against a ballot measure is available on the Measure webpage. Primary and Rebuttal Arguments shall be filed using the Argument Submission Form. The Statement of Argument Authors Form shall be submitted with Rebuttal Arguments bearing signature(s) different than those on the Primary Argument.

Argument Submission Form

Statement of Argument Author Form

The Notice for the City Ballot Measure Election, including the ballot question, was posted throughout the city, published in West County Times and on the City's website.

Campaign committees primarily formed to support or opposed local measures on the November 5, 2019 ballot are required to file pursuant to the Fair Political Practices Commission filing schedule. Please visit the campaign disclosure page for more information. 

The information below regarding this measure, will be posted and available subsequent to applicable submission deadlines.

Staff Report for Submitting Measure

Resolution Calling Special Election and Submitting Measure

Proposed Ordinance Amending and Restating Chapter 4.56 of the El Cerrito Municipal Code

Impartial Analysis

Argument In Favor of Measure

No Argument Against the Measure was filed by the established deadline.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk at or 510-215-4305.