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Special District

Valley Center Fire Protection District
Measure AA Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required

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Election Results

Failing

5,986 votes yes (56.6%)

4,598 votes no (43.4%)

VALLEY CENTER FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROTECTION MEASURE
To maintain/improve local fire protection/emergency medical services and wildfire/natural disaster preparedness/response; recruit/retain firefighters/paramedics; build a fire station to improve response times; replace aging equipment; shall Valley Center Fire Protection District's measure levying 6¢ per square foot of improved residential property, $49 per unimproved parcel, with different rates for other property types, providing $820,000 annually for local use, until ended by voters; with senior exemptions and independent oversight, 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.

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.

Impartial analysis / Proposal

Source: Office of the San Diego County Counsel

VALLEY CENTER FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
SPECIAL TAX ELECTION

COUNTY COUNSEL IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS

This measure was placed on the ballot by the governing board of the Valley Center Fire Protection District (“District”). If approved by two-thirds of the voters voting on the measure, this measure would authorize the District to impose a special tax on all taxable real property within the District to be levied annually commencing July 1, 2021.

This measure requests voters approve special taxes levied annually on a parcel as detailed below.

(table)

Tax Rate Unit of Measurement Type of Property
$0.06 Per square foot Residential Property (including single family homes, duplexes, multiple family homes and miscellaneous residential property)
$0.18 Per square foot Commercial and Industrial Improved Property
$49.00 Per parcel Mobile Homes, Mobile Home Parks and Unimproved Property

 

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.

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

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.

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Who supports or opposes this measure?

Yes on Measure AA

Organizations (1)

Elected & Appointed Officials (0)
No on Measure AA

Organizations (1)

Elected & Appointed Officials (0)

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