City Charter Amendment Questions

Proposition 27


Summary of question: Requiring the mayor to devote his/her full-time to the duties of the office; the mayor may have outside employment only if there is no material conflict in performing the mayoral duties; and establishing new mayoral duties and responsibilities.

Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
For
 677 2,109
2,786
Against 517
1,598
2,115

Proposition 28


Summary of question: Allowing the mayor to second a motion to remove the city manager.

Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
For
856
2,361
3,217
Against
346
1,312
1,658

Proposition 29


Summary of question: Establishing new duties for the city manager (assist the Governing Body in developing long term goals for the city and strategies to achieve these goals; and promote partnerships among the Governing Body, staff and citizens in developing public policy and building a sense of community) and clarifying existing duties.
  Absentee/Early Polls Total
For 875 2,613 3,488
Against 333 1,061 1,394

Proposition 30


Summary of question: Grammatical change to existing language in Section 5.03 (Department Directors; Discipline; Termination), which makes no substantive change to existing procedure.

Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
For
881
2,534
3,415
Against
333
1,157
1,490

Proposition 31


Summary of question: Clarifying language added to Section 5.07 (Boards and Commissions; Advisory Bodies) that makes it clear that existing provisions do not apply to internal boards or committees that consist solely of appointive offices or employees, which may be created from time to time in order to carry out their assigned duties.

Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
For
880
2,600
3,480
Against
325
1,073
1,398

Proposition 32


Summary of question: Removing the Utilities Commission from the Charter; commission would continue to exist through a previously adopted ordinance.

Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
For
672
1,886
2,538
Against
424
1,447
1,871

Proposition 33


Summary of question: Removing the Parks and Recreation Commission from the Charter; commission would continue to exist through a previously adopted ordinance.

Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
For
648
1,803
2,451
Against
461
1,529
1,990

Proposition 34


Summary of question: Requiring the Governing Body to prepare and adopt an ordinance which requires voters to furnish photo identification at the time a vote is cast at the polling location in Rio Rancho municipal elections.

Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
For
915
2,926
3,841
Against
256
719
975

Proposition 35


Summary of question: Increasing from 10 to 50, the required number of signatures by registered voters on an intention to file a petition for recall of a city councilor or the mayor.

Absentee/Early
Polls
Total
For
874
2,618
3,492
Against
297
1,001
1,298
Please see attached for complete Charter amendment ballot question language (MS Word / PDF).