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November 6, 2018 — Elección General de California
Distrito especial

Kentfield Fire Protection District
Measure S - 2/3 Approval Required

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Resultados electorales

Se aprueba

2,701 votos si (78.11%)

757 votos no (21.89%)

100% de distritos activos (6/6).

3,943 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 $223,500 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

COUNTY COUNSEL'S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURES

KENTFIELD FIRE DISTRICT SPECIAL TAX INCREASE

In 2014, the voters in the Kentfield Fire 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 $223,000 in the first

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Argumento A FAVOR

ARGUMENT  IN FAVOR OF MEASURE S

Since 1982 the voters of the Kentfield Fire District 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 a modest annual $4 incremental increase for four years to a maximum rate of $91.50. The Ross Valley Paramedic Authority is a partnership of 8 Ross Valley communities, including your fire district, that have combined efforts to deliver care.

 

The expectation for paramedic care from our residents has dictated that service levels continue to expand and evolve.   Paramedic care  is provided  through a system that includes a state of the art fire department

 paramedic ambulance unit and highly trained and experienced emergency medical responders, to ensure that advanced emergency care can arrive as quickly as possible and deliver this exceptional level of care.

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 medical response

 

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 S. s/BARRY EVERGETTIS

Chairman of the Board

Kentfield Fire District

s/BRIAN WASHINGTON Marin County Counsel

Argumento EN CONTRA

ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE S

No argument against Measure S was filed.

Leer la legislación propuesta

Legislación propuesta

FULL TEXT OF MEASURE S

RESOLUTION NO. 5-2018

RESOLUTION OF THE KENTFIELD FIRE DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS 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 Kentfield Fire 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 $.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  that  this Board of Directors 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 Kentfield Fire 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 $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 $223,500  beginning in year one, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of said tax be adopted?

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Board of Directors 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 this Board of Directors on behalf of said measure.

PASSED AND ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the Board of Directors held this ]3th  day of June 2018 by the following vote:

AYES: Corbet, Evergettis, Gerbsman, Murray

NOES:

ABSENT: Naso

s/BARRY EVERGETTIS Chairman

ATTEST:

s/MICHAEL  G.MURRAY Secretary

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