Guidelines & Regulations for Petitions

The information provided below is intended to be a preliminary guide for those interested in circulating a petition. It is the responsibility of the petition proponent to ensure that all legal and procedural steps are taken and that all requirements as to form are met.

Change the City Charter:

Read the Charter Amendment Guidelines for more details.

Initiative Petitions:

Read the Initiative Ordinance Petition Guidelines for more details.

Referendum Petitions

Read the Referendum Petition Guidelines for more details.

Questions? Contact:

Office of the City Clerk
(510) 583-4400 or Email →