DECEMBER 6, 2005 CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION DECEMBER 6, 2005 CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION DECEMBER 6, 2005 CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION



TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER/CITY CLERK

DATE: DECEMBER 6, 2005

SUBJECT: CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION

RECOMMENDATION

Adopt Resolution No. 2005-___, a resolution of the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes reciting the facts of the General Municipal Election held in said City on November 8, 2005, declaring the results thereof and such other matters as provided by law.

DISCUSSION

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder has completed the official canvass of the November 8th General Municipal Election and has issued a Canvass Certificate and Official Statement of the votes cast by precinct. The results of that canvass are set forth in Exhibit “A” to the proposed resolution. The City Council should now adopt the proposed resolution, which recites the facts of that election, thereby enabling those candidates elected at the November 8th election to assume office and start serving on the City Council.

Respectfully submitted,
Carolynn Petru
Assistant City Manager/City Clerk

Reviewed:
Les Evans
City Manager

Attachment:

Resolution No. 2005-___;

RESOLUTION NO. 2005-___

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES RECITING THE FACTS OF THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION HELD IN SAID CITY ON NOVEMBER 8, 2005 DECLARING THE RESULTS THEREOF AND SUCH OTHER MATTERS AS PROVIDED BY LAW.

WHEREAS, a General Municipal Election was held and conducted in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 as required by law;

WHEREAS, notice of said election was duly and regularly given in time, form and manner as provided by law; and that in all respects said election was held and conducted and the votes cast thereat, received and canvassed and the returns made and declared in time, form and manner as require by the provisions of the Election Code of the State of California; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 2005-56 adopted on June 7, 2005, the election was consolidated with the School District Election and the County Registrar canvassed the returns of said election and has certified the results to this City Council, said results are received, attached and made a part hereof as Exhibit “A.”

NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes does resolve, declare, determine and order as follows:

Section 1: That the whole number of ballots cast in the precincts except absent voter ballots was 9797. That the whole number of absent voter ballots cast in the City was 5785 making a total of 15582 ballots cast in the City.

Section 2: That the names of persons voted for at the election for Member of the City Council were as follows:

Larry Clark
Nancy Comaford
Barbara Ferraro
Peter C. Gardiner

Section 3: That the number of votes given at each precinct and the number of votes given in the City to each of the persons above named for member of the City Council for which the persons were candidates, and for and against the measures, were as listed in Exhibit “A” attached.

Section 4: That the City Council does declare and determine that:

Peter C. Gardiner was elected as member of the City Council of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes for the full term of four years.

Larry Clark was elected as member of the City Council of the
City of Rancho Palos Verdes for the full term of four years.

Section 5: The City Clerk shall enter on the records of the City Council of the City a statement of the results of the election showing:

1. The whole number of ballots cast in the City;
2. The names of the persons voted for;
3. For what office each person was voted for;
4. The number of votes given at each precinct to each person and, for and against each measure; and
5. The total number of votes given to each person, and for and against each measure.

Section 6: That the City Clerk shall immediately make and deliver to
each of such persons so elected a Certificate of Election signed by the City Clerk and duly authenticated; that the City Clerk shall also administer to each person elected the oath of office prescribed in the State Constitution of the State of California and shall have them subscribe to it and file it in the office of the City Clerk. Each and all of the persons so elected shall then be inducted into the respective office to which they have been elected.

Section 7: That the City Clerk shall certify to the passage and adoption of this resolution and enter it into the book or original resolutions.

PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED this 6th day of December 2005.
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Mayor
Attest:
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City Clerk

State of California )
County of Los Angeles ) ss
City of Rancho Palos Verdes )

I, Carolynn Petru, City Clerk of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, hereby certify that the above Resolution No. 2005-___ was duly and regularly passed and adopted by the said City Council at a Regular Meeting thereof held on December 6, 2005.

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City Clerk