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Special District

Lakeside Fire Protection District
Measure Y Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required

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Election Results

Failing

13,111 votes yes (39.7%)

19,933 votes no (60.3%)

Shall the Lakeside Fire Protection District measure, repealing existing yearly charges of $10.00, replacing them with a $25.00 special tax per benefit unit, raising approximately $2,480,000 annually, adjusted 2% annually for inflation until repealed by voters, used for designated fire protection services and capital costs, of: Unimproved land - 2 units/acre; Farm parcel - 4 units; Single family dwelling - 4 units; Multi-family/Mobile home dwelling - 3 units; Commercial business - 10 units; Industrial business - 20 units; be adopted?

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 purposes of funding fire protection and suppression, and emergency services performed by the District.

NO vote means

A “NO” vote is a vote against establishing a special tax for the purposes of funding fire protection and suppression, and emergency services performed by the District.

Impartial analysis / Proposal

Source: Office of the San Diego County Counsel

LAKESIDE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
SPECIAL TAX ELECTION

COUNTY COUNSEL IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS

This measure was placed on the ballot by the governing board of the Lakeside Fire Protection District (“District”). If approved by two-thirds of the qualified electors voting on the measure, this measure will repeal an existing special tax and replace it with a new special tax on all taxable real property within the District to be levied annually.

This measure requests voters repeal an existing special tax in the amount of $10 for each benefit unit and replace the tax with a new special tax levied annually on all taxable real property where each benefit unit equals $25 as detailed below.

 

(table)

Type of Taxable Parcel Number of Benefit Units Unit of Measurement Total Tax
Amount per Unit
of Measurement
Unimproved Parcel 2 benefit units Per acre $50 per acre
Farm Parcel 4 benefit units Per parcel

$100 per parcel

Single-family Parcel 4 benefit units Per parcel $100 per parcel
Multi-family Parcel (including mobile homes) 3 benefit units Per dwelling unit $75 per dwelling
Commercial Parcel 10 benefit units Per business $250 per business
Industrial Parcel 20 benefit units Per business $500 per business

 

After the first year that the special tax is levied and each July 1 thereafter, the special tax rates will be adjusted by the District pursuant to an inflationary formula provided in the Ballot Ordinance.

The proceeds of all special tax revenue collected can only be used for the purpose of funding the District’s operational and capital costs of providing fire protection, rescue, emergency medical, hazardous material emergency response, ambulance, other services relating to the protection of lives and property, and the costs of administering the special tax, including, but not limited to the costs of election and the costs of collection.

Any property owner aged 65 years or older may qualify for an exemption from the special tax if that property owner: (1) is 65 or older on June 30 of the fiscal year immediately preceding the fiscal year in which the tax will apply, (2) occupies the parcel as a primary residence, and (3) submits a timely application with the District.

If this measure is approved, the District has made the special tax subject to an annual audit report to be prepared by an independent auditor. The report will state (1) the amount of the special tax proceeds collected and expended in each year; and (2) the status of any projects or description of any programs funded from the special tax.

A “YES” vote is a vote in favor of establishing a special tax for the purposes of funding fire protection and suppression, and emergency services performed by the District.

A “NO” vote is a vote against establishing a special tax for the purposes of funding fire protection and suppression, and emergency services performed by the District.

Tax rate

Board of Directors, Lakeside Fire Protection District / San Diego Registrar of Voters

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Arguments FOR

PENDING - As of 9/20/2020, this measure's official arguments were not yet available from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

Arguments AGAINST

PENDING - As of 9/20/2020, this measure's official arguments were not yet available from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

More information

Additional Info

Entities Remaining Neutral or Taking No Position

(Explanation for the absence of major entities from the lists of Yes or No endorsements)

The Democratic Party of San Diego County did not indicate a position on this measure on its endorsement page (as of 9/13/2020).
https://sdcdp.ngpvanhost.com/democratic-party-positions-ballot-measures-november-2020

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Who supports or opposes this measure?

Yes on Measure Y
Organizations (0)
Elected & Appointed Officials (0)
No on Measure Y

Organizations (1)

Elected & Appointed Officials (0)

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