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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
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Town of Fairfax
Measure O - 2/3 Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

3,134 votos si (77.27%)

922 votos no (22.73%)

100% de distritos activos (6/6).

4,780 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 $296,000 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/JANET COLESON Town Attorney, Town of Fairfax    

ATTORNEY'S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE 0

The Town Council  of the Town of Fairfax  voted  to place  Measure  0 on the ballot.   Measure  0 proposes  to continue and to increase an existing special tax that funds paramedic services provided by the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority for the Town of Fairfax.  The measure authorizes the paramedic services tax to remain in effect for four more years, expiring on June 30, 2023.   As a special  tax, two­ thirds (2/3) of the voters voting on the tax must vote in its favor for the paramedic  services  tax to be continued  and increased.

The existing paramedic services tax rate is seventy-five dollars ($75) and expires on June 30, 2019.  The proposed measure  establishes  the  rate  for  the  paramedic  services tax for fiscal year 2019-20 in the amount of seventy-nine dollars and fifty cents ($79.50)  per taxable  living unit on a parcel and seventy-nine  dollars  and fifty cents ($79.50) per 1,500 square feet of structure  used for non-residential purposes on a parcel.  The proposed ordinance  authorizes an increase of four dollars ($4) annually, beginning with fiscal year 2020-2},up to a maximum of ninety-one dollars and fifty cents ($9150).

A "YES" vote would be a vote to increase and extend the paramedic services tax for four more years, subject to the conditions stated above.

A "NO"  vote would be a vote to not extend the paramedic services tax.

 

 

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Argumento A FAVOR

ARGUMENT  IN FAVOR OF MEASURE 0

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 8 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, state of the art fire department paramedic ambulance units and with 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      extstmg     high-level      paramedic emergency medical response services

Continue local control over these tax revenues

Maintain rapid emergency medical response

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 non-resident 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 0. s/JOHN REED

Fairfax Town Councilmember

s/JENNIFER RIENKS

Marin Healthcare District Board Member

s/LARRY BRAGMAN

Marin Municipal Water District Board Member

s/PAMELA MEIGS, RN

Ross Valley Sanitary District Board Member

s/JODY TIMMS

Fairfax Representative to the Marin Commission on


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Refutación al argumento EN CONTRA

No argument against Measure 0 was filed.

Leer la legislación propuesta

Legislación propuesta

FULL TEXT OF MEASURE 0

RESOLUTION 18-25

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF FAIRFAX

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 MARIN COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE, AND DIRECTING THAT REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS MAY BE RECEIVED

WHEREAS, on November 4, 2014, the electors of the Town of Fairfax 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

$75.00perresidential unit plus a$.50 County administrative fee, and $75.00 per 1500 square feet of structure in non­ residential use, plus a $.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 by the Town Council of the Town of Fairfax that a special election is hereby called to be held on November 6, 2018, at which election the issue to be presented to the voters of said Town 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 $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  $296,000 beginning  in year one, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of said tax be adopted?

AND BE IT FURTHER  RESOLVED that the Board of Supervisors ofthe  County ofMarin is hereby requested to consolidate said election with any other applicable election conducted on the same date and to authorize the County Elections Office to provide all necessary election services and to canvass the results of said election.

AND BE IT FURTHER  RESOLVED that rebuttals shall be received to ballot arguments made by this Town Council on behalf of said measure.

The foregoing resolution was duly adopted by the Town Council of the Town ofFairfax, County ofMarin,  State of California, at a regular meeting thereof, held on the 18th day of July 2018, by the following vote, to wit:



AYES:           ACKERMAN,  COLER, GODDARD, LACQUES,  REED

NOES:           None ABSENT:                     None ABSTAIN:                     None

 

 

 

s/PETER LACQUES Mayor

 

 ATTEST:

s/MICHELE GARDNER Town Clerk

¿Quién está a favor y en contra de esta iniciativa de ley?

Sí por Measure O

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