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Special District

County Service Area 9 Zone 98122 Gilmore Vista
Measure J - 2/3 Approval Required

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Election Results


34 votes yes (72.34%)

13 votes no (27.66%)

100% of precincts reporting (1/1).

47 ballots counted.

Shall the measure providing for an annual special tax of $270.00 on each improved parcel of land and $120.00 on each unimproved parcel of land for an unlimited duration be levied within the Gilmore Vista Road Zone of Benefit, to replace the existing benefit assessments of $170.00 and $70.00, respectively, to be used only for snow removal, road improvements, and maintenance services and generating annual revenue of $11,550.00, commencing fiscal year 2020/2021, be adopted?

What is this proposal?

Details — Official information

YES vote means

A “YES” vote is a vote to authorize the levy of the annual special tax in an amount of $270 per improved parcel and $120 per unimproved parcel, as provided in the Measure.

NO vote means

A “NO” vote is a vote against the levy of the special tax.

Impartial analysis / Proposal

David A. Livingston, El Dorado County, County Counsel

Measure J (the “Measure”), if approved by two-thirds of the voters voting thereon, would authorize the levy of a special tax at the rate of $270 per improved parcel per year and $120 per unimproved parcel per year within the Gilmore Vista Road Zone of Benefit 22 of County Service Area 9 (the “Zone”). This Measure was placed on the ballot by the Board of Supervisors of the County of El Dorado at the request of the advisory committee for the Zone pursuant to Resolution No. 177-2019, which was passed at an official meeting of the Board of Supervisors on October 22, 2019.

If approved, the special tax authorized by this Measure will be used solely for the purpose of snow removal, road improvements, and maintenance services within the Zone. The special tax authorized by this Measure would become effective in Fiscal Year 2020/2021 and remain in effect until modified or repealed by the voters. The special tax authorized by this Measure is expected to generate revenue of approximately $11,550 per year. If the Measure is approved, the special tax would replace an existing annual assessment of $170 per improved parcel and $70 per unimproved parcel. If the Measure is not approved, the existing annual assessment will remain in effect.

State law requires the proceeds from the special tax be applied only to the identified purposes and that an annual report be made indicating the amount of funds collected and expended and the status of any project required or authorized to be funded by the proceeds.

The special tax authorized by this Measure will be listed as a separate item on the county property tax bill for each affected parcel of land and will be collected in the same manner as the general property tax. All laws applicable to the levy, collection, and enforcement of county property taxes, including the provisions for penalties and the procedures for sale of the property in case of delinquency, shall also apply to the special tax

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against

Arguments FOR

Voting YES on Ballot Measure J will provide critical funding to maintain the roads within the Gilmore Vista neighborhood. The assessment has not increased since the road zone was created 30 years ago, while road repair and plow costs have increased considerably. The worst sections of roadway require constant patching and are at risk of reverting to gravel. The newer sections that were repaved over 25 years ago are now starting to develop potholes and significant cracking. Snow plowing consumes the majority of the road budget today, and lack of qualified plow suppliers will likely cause future cost increases. To conserve road funds, in recent years volunteers have provided most road maintenance services, except for plowing. The additional funding will be used to perform road maintenance such as crack sealing, pothole repair, and snow plowing while building up reserves for to repave critical sections in the future. Please vote YES on Ballot Measure J to maintain Gilmore Vista roads and the quality of our neighborhood.

This measure cost $2,000.00 dollars to put on this ballot. This $2000.00 will be wasted if we do not get enough yes votes.

John Meyers, ZoB Point of Contact

Seth Real, ZoB Officer

— El Dorado County Voter Information Guide

Arguments AGAINST


— El Dorado County Voter Information Guide
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