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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
Distrito especial

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District
Measure T - 2/3 Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

1,077 votos si (81.04%)

252 votos no (18.96%)

100% de distritos activos (3/3).

1,452 boletas electorales serán contadas.

Shall the measure continuing the special tax for paramedic services for four years in the amount of $79.50 in the first year and increasing $4 annually to a maximum of $91.50 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in nonresidential use, which will annually raise approximately $72,345.00 beginning in year one, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of said tax be adopted?

¿Qué es esta propuesta?

Información básica sobre la iniciativa de ley — Información oficial sobre esta iniciativa

Análisis del analista legislativo / Proposal

s/BRIAN WASHINGTON Marin County Counsel

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURET

SLEEPY  HOLLOW FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SPECIAL TAX INCREASE

In 2014, the voters in the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District approved a special tax for the funding of paramedic services through the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority. That special  tax authorized  a maximum  of $75 per residential unit  and  $75  per  1,500  square  feet  of structure  in  non­ residential  use, plus a $.50 cent administrative  fee.   That special tax is set to expire on June 30, 2019.

If this Measure is approved by a 2/3 vote of the voters, the special  tax for paramedic  services  will be authorized to continue  for four years and will increase  to $79.50  in the first year and increase  $4 annually  to a maximum  of

$91.50 per taxable living unit or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in non-residential  use. The appropriations limit will increase annually in the amount of the said tax.  If approved,  this increase  will take effect on July 1, 2019, and continue until June 30,2023. This special tax will raise approximately  $72,345 in the first year.

 

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Argumento A FAVOR

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE T

Since   1982  the   voters   of  the   Ross   Valley  have continued to approve a special tax to help fund the fire department-based paramedic service.  You are being asked to again support the tax with modest annual $4 incremental increases for four years to a maximum rate of$91.50.  The Ross Valley Paramedic Authority is a partnership of eight Ross Valley communities that have combined efforts to deliver this exceptional  level of care.

The initial Ross Valley Paramedic Authority tax provided for  a single  ambulance.    The expectation  for  paramedic care from our citizens has dictated that service levels continue to expand and evolve.   Paramedic care is now provided  through  a  system  that  includes  three  state-of­ the-art  fire  department  paramedic  ambulance  units  and trained  paramedics  aboard  fire engines  so that  advanced emergency care can arrive as quickly as possible.

The Ross Valley Paramedic Authority will continue the responsible, transparent approach to managing the costs of our emergency medical response service and adequately provide for the long-term safety of our community.

A Yes Vote Will:

 Ensure     the     existing     high-level      paramedic emergency medical response services

 Continue local control over these tax revenues

 Maintain rapid emergency response times

Your tax pays for a significant portion of the paramedic program.   Additional funds are collected from insurance companies  through  third-party  billing  and  from  billing of nonresident customers.   In addition, your tax covers continuing paramedic training, the cost of supplies and equipment,  and the replacement  of ambulance units when needed.

Our goal is to continue to provide state-of-the-art paramedic care in the Ross Valley.

We need your vote to continue this vital service.  Vote

YES on Measure T. s/THOMAS  J. FINN

Director/Secretary

Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District

Director

Ross Valley Paramedic Authority

Argumento EN CONTRA

No argument against Measure Twas filed.

Leer la legislación propuesta

Legislación propuesta

FULL TEXT OF MEASURE T

RESOLUTION NO. 2018-2

RESOLUTION OF THE SLEEPY HOLLOW FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

PROPOSING AN INCREASE IN THE PARAMEDIC SERVICE  TAX, ESTABLISHING A DATE

FOR ELECTION, ADOPTING INTENDED BALLOT LANGUAGE, REQUESTING THE CONSOLIDATION OF SAID ELECTION, REQUESTING ELECTION SERVICES OF THE CLERK, AND DIRECTING THAT REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS MAY BE RECEIVED.

WHEREAS, on November 4, 2014, the electors of the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District approved a special tax for the funding of paramedic services through the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority; and

WHEREAS,  the  maximum  allowable  tax  was established  at  $75.00  per  residential  unit  plus  a  $0.50

County  administrative  fee, and $75.00  per 1,500 square

feet of structure in non-residential use, plus a $0.50 County administrative  fee; and

WHEREAS,  the Ross Valley Paramedic Tax has been annually levied and each four years the tax rate reset and approved  by  election  and  scheduled  to  expire  June  30,

2019;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District hereby calls for an election to be held on November 6, 2018, at which election the issue to be presented to the voters of the District shall be:

Shall the measure continuing the special tax for paramedic services for four years in the amount of $79.50 in the first year and increasing $4 annually to a maximum of of $91.50 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in nonresidential use, which will annually raise approximately $72,345.00 beginning in year one, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of said tax be adopted?

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District hereby requests that said election shall be consolidated  with the general election to be held on said date and requests the Registrar of Voters to provide all necessary  election services and to canvas the result of said election.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that rebuttals shall be received  to ballot arguments made by the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District on behalf of said measure.

PASSED AND ADOPTED at a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors held this 15th day of June 2018 by the following vote:


AYES:               Directors RICHARD SHORTALL, THOMAS FINN, and SHARON ADAMS


NOES: ABSENT:


None

None


 

s/RICHARD C. SHORTALL, JR. Director/President

 

ATTEST

s/THOMAS J. FINN Director/Secretary

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