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Contra Costa County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Measure S
Appropriations Limit Measure
Town of Discovery Bay Community Services District, Landscape and Lighting Zone 8

Majority Approval Required

Pass: 2385 / 72.14% Yes votes ...... 921 / 27.86% No votes

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Results as of Dec 2 8:18pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (6/6)
Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments |

Shall the appropriations limit under California Constitution Article XIIIB continue at $725,000.00 and be adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living and population, with the increase effective for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 through 2011-2012 (inclusive) to provide for the expenditure of funds that will be available to DB L&L Zone #8 District for the stated fiscal years?

Impartial Analysis from the County Counsel
The California Constitution restricts governmental spending by setting an annual appropriations limit, which is the maximum amount a public entity may spend in a given fiscal year. The Constitution authorizes a public entity to continue or change its appropriations limit upon approval of a majority of voters voting on the measure. Voters may authorize an appropriations limit for up to four years at a time.

Voters of the Discovery Bay Community Services District previously authorized an appropriations limit of $715,000, effective through fiscal year 2007-2008. This measure would allow the Discovery Bay Community Services District to maintain its current appropriations limit of $715,000 in the area described in the measure as Lighting and Landscaping Zone No. 8. The appropriations limit would be adjusted annually for changes in cost of living and population. The appropriations limit authorized by this measure would be effective from fiscal year 2008-2009 through fiscal year 2011-2012.

This measure does not seek voter approval to impose any new or additional tax.

A "yes" vote is a vote in favor of maintaining the current appropriations limit for the stated fiscal years (2008-2009 through 2011-2012).

A "no" vote is a vote against maintaining the appropriations limit for the stated fiscal years.

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Arguments For Measure S
This measure is necessary in order to ensure that your Lighting, Landscaping, and Community Services District can continue the present levels of service. It will not result in any increase in your taxes but will allow the District to make full use of the revenues it already receives.

An amendment to the State Constitution in 1979 imposed a limit on expenditures of most local and government agencies, including the District. This appropriations measure for the Fiscal Years 2008-2009 through 2011-2012 will allow funds collected during those years to be utilized by the district with no increase in property taxes.

Your Town of Discovery Bay Board of Directors is asking that the increased limit be continued. This will ensure that we do not have to reduce services for lighting and landscaping.

  • Passage of the measure will not increase your taxes or other costs.

  • It will allow the District to maintain present levels of landscaping using funds it already receives.

We want to provide you high quality service and consider the measure necessary to do so. Please vote yes on Measure S

Shannon Murphy-Teixeira, President

David A. Piepho, Director

Robert Doran, Vice President

Dave Dove, Director

Patty Knight,Treasurer

(No arguments against Measure S were submitted)

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