By Robert Haugh
The Santa Clara Charter Review Committee is currently surveying Mission City residents to see if we want to continue to elect our Police Chief and City Clerk.
The answer is coming back with an overwhelming yes.
As of this weekend, the survey had 303 visitors and 258 responses.
There were 80 registered responses and 178 unregistered responses.
75 percent of registered respondents want to continue to elect the Police Chief.
70 percent of respondents want to continue to elect the City Clerk.
The results are similar to one from June 2023.
Santa Clara Police Officer Association (POA) President Jeremy Schmidt shared with the City Council a survey commissioned by the POA of Santa Clara voters at a Council meeting.
According to POA survey, 66 percent of voters didn’t know the Chief was elected. After they learned that information, 73 percent wanted to keep the right.
The Charter Committee survey will close on Friday, October 6, 2023.
Here’s a link to the survey.