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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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Special District

Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District
Measure QQ - 2/3 Approval Required

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Election Results

Failed

836 votes yes (46.1%)

976 votes no (53.9%)

100% of precincts reporting (4/4).

1,943 ballots counted.

Shall the annual Benefit Fee within the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District be repealed and replaced with a new annual Benefit Fee, subject to an annual cost-of-living increase, to provide emergency medical response, fire suppression, and related services?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

YES vote means

A "YES" vote is a vote in favor of establishing a special tax for the purpose of providing and enhancing necessary fire protection, prevention and emergency services.

NO vote means

A "NO" vote is a vote against establishing a special tax for the purpose of providing and enhancing necessary fire protection, prevention and emergency services.

Impartial analysis / Proposal

San Diego County Counsel

This measure was placed on the ballot by a petition signed by the requisite number of voters. The measure specifically provides its purpose and intent is to authorize the levy of a special tax on parcels of real property in the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District (District). Accepting the measure's characterization of the parcel fees set forth in the measure as a special tax, if approved [FOOTNOTE 1] by the voters, this measure will authorize this special tax to be levied annually on all taxable property within the District.

[TEXT OF FOOTNOTE 1: The District has not determined whether approval requires a majority or 2/3 vote.]

Effect on Existing Law

This measure would repeal the existing annual benefit fee and replace it [sic] the special tax levied in accordance with this measure.

This measure would have no impact on Proposition S, passed by the voters of the District on November 7, 2006.

Amount of Tax

The special tax would be imposed annually in accordance with the schedules set forth in the measure.

Any owner of a single-family residential unit whose combined family income is at or below "very low-income" may qualify for an exemption from the special tax if the property owner meets the requirements specified in the measure.

The tax imposed by this measure would be subject to an annual cost-of-living increase based on the Consumer Price Index fo the San Diego County area, determined by the U.S. Department of Labor. The maximum increase for each year would not exceed three percent (3%).

Appropriation Limit

The District's appropriation limit would increase in accordance with the amount of revenue raised by the special tax.

Purpose and Use of Special Tax Revenue

The revenue raised by the special tax would be deposited into an account that would only be used for the purpose of providing and enhancing necessary fire protection, prevention and emergency medical services. Specifically, the special benefit tax would be imposed for the purpose of staffing the District with a full-time Fire Chief and adding personnel deemed necessary to reduce the time in responding to structure fires and medical emergencies. These fees would also bring revenue in line with current costs and replenish the District's general reserves. Each year an annual report would be filed that contains the amount of revenue collected and expended and the status of any project or use authorized for funds.

Termination

If, after this measure is approved and implemented, the District is dissolved, the tax authorized by this measure will terminate effective on the District dissolution date.

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Read the proposed legislation

Proposed legislation

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The text of this measure will be entered into Voter's Edge by a League of Women Voters volunteer, using a PDF version of a sample ballot prepared by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

To find your own sample ballot version, containing all the candidates and measures on your own ballot, please use the ROV's sample ballot look-up tool at https://www2.sdcounty.ca.gov/rov/Eng/ballot.asp .

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Who supports or opposes this measure?

Yes on Measure QQ

Organizations (1)

Elected & Appointed Officials (0)
No on Measure QQ

Organizations (1)

Elected & Appointed Officials (0)

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