ITEM: CONSENT CALENDAR 2. CONSIDER ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2007-04 CALLING FOR BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS ON NOVEMBER 6, 2007 WITHIN VOTER DIVISIONS 3, 4 AND 5 Meeting Date: May 21, 2007 Budgeted: N/A From: David A. Berger, Program/ N/A General Manager Line Item No.: Prepared By: Arlene Tavani Cost Estimate: N/A General Counsel Approval:  Reviewed and approved. Committee Recommendation:  N/A CEQA Compliance:  N/A

SUMMARY:    On November 6, 2007, the District is scheduled to conduct an election for directors in voter divisions 3, 4 and 5.   The Monterey County Elections Department requires that a resolution calling for the November 6 election be adopted by the Board of Directors no later than July 5, 2007.

The Elections Department has estimated that the cost to conduct the election could be between $98,000 and$128,000, depending on the actual number of entities that decide to consolidate ballot measures for the November 6 election date.  The Board will be asked to authorize funding for the election at the June 18, 2007 meeting.

RECOMMENDATION:    The Board of Directors adopt the resolution attached as Exhibit 2-A, calling for an election in voter divisions 3, 4 and 5 on November 6, 2007, the operative sections of which are identical to resolutions adopted in 2005 and previous years.

BACKGROUND:   An election in voter divisions 3, 4 and 5 was last conducted in November 2003. The four-year term of directors elected in 2003 expire at the end of 2007.   The November 2003 election was an all-mail ballot.  The November 6, 2007 election will not be an all-mail ballot, as the legislation that authorized the all-mail ballot has expired.

IMPACT ON STAFF/RESOURCES:  An amount necessary to cover the cost of this District election will be included in the Fiscal Year 2007-08 proposed budget, which is scheduled to be reviewed in a Board Special Meeting/Workshop on May 31, 2007.

EXHIBITS

2-A         Draft Resolution 2007-04

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