Referendum and Election Regarding Fireworks

BACKGROUND INFORMATION RE MEASURE D
On April 27, 2021 Council adopted Ordinance No. 954 to prohibit the Sale and Use of Fireworks. A proponent submitted a referendum petition protesting the Ordinance. The Ordinance was suspended.  Meaning, the sale and use of safe and sane fireworks in the City would not be stopped. The Petition was examined and at the City Council Meeting of May 25, 2021 the Council decided to call a Special Election. Please click here to see the Clerk's Presentation. 
HOW TO PARTICIPATE AT THE ELECTION
A Special Municipal Election will be held on September 14, 2021. At that election,  Rohnert Park voters will determine whether or not Ordinance 954 should be adopted to ban the use and sale of all State Approved fireworks in the City. 

Your ballot will have the following question:
 
Shall Ordinance No. 954, An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Rohnert Park Repealing and Replacing Chapter 9.49 of the Rohnert Park Municipal Code to Prohibit the Sale and Use of Fireworks, be adopted?

A “yes” vote on Measure D means that Ordinance 954 would be enacted and the City’s existing regulations would be amended to prohibit the sale or use of “safe and sane” fireworks in the City.

A “no” vote on Measure D, means that Ordinance 954 would not be enacted and the sale and use of “safe and sane” fireworks would continue to be allowed in the City.
NOTICES AND DOCUMENTS
To read the City Attorney Impartial Analysis, Ballot Arguments in Favor and Against Measure D as well as the Rebuttal Arguments, please click here. 

To see the Notice of Schedule and Procedures for the filing of Ballot Arguments for a City Measure for the September 14, 2021 Special Municipal Election Please Click Here

To read the Notice of Election Please Click Here.

BALLOT MEASURE COMMITTE(S)

On July 14, 2021, the City was notified that a Ballot Measure Committee was formed to oppose Measure D.  On July 20, 2021, the City was notified that a Ballot Measure Committee was formed to support Measure D. A ballot measure committee is any person or group receiving contributions of $2,000 or more in a calendar year for the qualification, passage, or defeat of a ballot measure. To learn more about ballot measure committees, please CLICK HERE.

To review the Statement of Organization (Form 410) and Campaign Statements for No on Measure D - Citizens for a Safe 4th of July , Sponsored by American Promotional Events, Inc. - West and Yes on Measure D: Protect our Future, please visit our Campaign Statement Filings webpage.

DEADLINES TO KEEP IN MIND:

August 16, 2021

Voting by mail opens and this is the first day Vote-by-Mail ballots can be picked up at Registrar of Voters Office

August 30, 2021

Voter registration deadline. Please visit our Voter Resources Page to learn how to register to vote

September 14, 2021

Election Day

September 17, 2021

This is the last day the County's Registrar of Voters Office can accept Vote-by-Mail ballots. Please make sure you postmarked no later than 9/14/2021 so they can be counted!

October 14, 2021

This is the last day for the County to certify election results.



Please contact the Clerk's Office at 707-588-2227 or via email at cityclerk@rpcity.org for more information.