Initiative amendment to section 8 ½ of article XI of constitution. Present section unchanged except to authorize chartered cities to establish municipal courts, and control appointments, qualifications and tenure of municipal officers and employees: authorizes cities exceeding 50,000 population to consolidate and annex only contiguous territory included within county from which annexing territory was formed on consolidation, or concurrently or subsequently added to territory excluded from original consolidated territory; requires consent of annexed territory and of county from which taken; prescribes procedure for consolidation and annexation.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 293019; A: 50.5; N: 287185; N: 49.5
Code Sections Affected
Amended Cal. Const. art. XI, section 8 1/2.
Charles A. Beardsley
Edw. K. Strobridge, State Senator Thirteenth District
CONSOLIDATION OF CITY AND COUNTY, AND LIMITED ANNEXATION OF CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY California Proposition 44 (1914).