Atascadero voters to decide mayoral term lengths

Posted at 11:45 AM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 14:45:11-04

Atascadero voters will get the chance later this year to decide how long their future mayors will serve.

The City Council on Tuesday voted 4:0 in favor of placing a measure on the November ballot related to mayoral terms.

Currently, the mayor serves a two-year term, but voters will now decide if that should be extended to four years.

The change would not be made until 2020.

The City says whoever wins the November 6, 2018 election will only serve a two-year term.

The City estimates the cost to place the measure on the upcoming ballot at approximately $2,500.