DANA POINT : Date of City Elections Shifted to November

The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a change in the date of Dana Point city elections from June to November to coincide with the general elections.

Until now, Dana Point had been the only city in the county to hold City Council elections in June, on the day of California's primary elections. But the state's recent shift of its presidential primary from June to March caused City Atty. Jerry M. Patterson to suggest the council consider changing the local election date too.

The council agreed and unanimously approved the shift a few weeks ago. Because the county conducts the elections, the move also had to be approved by county supervisors, said City Clerk Sharon L. Waits.

"If we kept our election in June . . . we would have had a March election and then a June election and we would have been going back and forth," Waits said. "We wanted to avoid that and this does save some costs."

By agreeing to move the election, the City Council also added to the lengths of their terms, which would have run out in June, 1996. The next city election will now be in November, 1996.

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