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County Service Area 27 Ross Valley Paramedic Service Area
Special Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required
Pass: 444 / 67.79% Yes votes ...... 211 / 32.21% No votes
Index of all Measures
Results as of Nov 26 9:29am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (10/10)|
60.2% Voter Turnout (734/
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments | Full Text|
Shall there be a continuation of the four year special tax for paramedic services in the amount of $57 in the first year and raising the tax $6 annually to a maximum of $75 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in non-residential use, with the appropriations limit increased by the amount of said tax for the next four years?
|Arguments For Measure P||Arguments Against Measure P|
|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 $6 incremental
increases for four years to a maximum rate of $75. 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:
s/STEVE KINSEY Supervisor, District 4
Citizens for Sustainable Pension Plans recommends that you vote "NO" on Measure P. Our reasoning follows:
s/JENNIFER RIENKS PhD, Director, Marin Healthcare District
s/GARY HROMADA President, Oak Manor Homeowners Association
s/SHARON J. JACKSON Board Member, Whistlestop; former Director, Marin Healthcare District
s/ROGER MEAGOR Retired, Fire Chief, Ross Valley Fire Department
|Full Text of Measure P|
|RESOLUTION NO. 2014-47
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF MARIN SERVICE
AREA NO. 27 CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION
TO BE CONSOLIDATED WITH THE NOVEMBER
4, 2014 GENERAL ELECTION ON A MEASURE
ADOPTING AN INCREASE IN A SPECIAL TAX
FOR PARAMEDIC SERVICES EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2015; ADOPTING INTENDED BALLOT LANGUAGE;
AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS TO TAKE APPROPRIATE
The Board of Supervisors of the County of Marin does hereby resolve as follows:
WHEREAS, this Board is the governing Board of County Service Area No. 27 within the unincorporated area of the County of Marin, which Area has extraordinary needs owing to demands upon the services of said Area; and
WHEREAS, a previous election of imposition of special taxes was held in County Service Area No. 27 pursuant to Articles XIIIA and XIIIB of the California Constitution, and Article 3.5, Chapter 1, Part 1, Division 1, Title V (§§ 50075, et seq.) of the California Government Code; and
WHEREAS, the increase in the imposition of said tax is required to meet the cost of paramedic services; and
WHEREAS, the maximum allowable tax was established at $51.00 per residential unit plus a $0.50 County administrative fee, and $51.00 per 1,500 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 is scheduled to expire June 30, 2015;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Board hereby calls an election to be consolidated with the November 4, 2014 general election, at which election the issue to be presented to the voters of County Service Area No. 27 is as follows:
COUNTY SERVICE AREA NO. 27
PARAMEDIC SERVICES SPECIAL TAX MEASURE Shall there be a continuation of the four year special tax for paramedic services in the amount of $57 in the first year and raising the tax $6 annually to a maximum of $75 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in non-residential use, with the appropriations limit increased by the amount of said tax for the next four years?
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that rebuttals shall be received to ballot arguments made by this Board on behalf of said special tax.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the election is consolidated with the statewide general election and any other elections to be held within Marin County on November 4, 2014, and that it include in its proclamation or notice of the election that Article 3 of Chapter 2 of Division 9 of the Elections Code relating to arguments concerning county measures applies, and the County Counsel is directed to prepare an impartial analysis.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that pursuant to Elections Code section 10418, all proceedings related to, connected with, and incidental to the election shall be regulated and performed in accordance with the provisions of law regulating the statewide election.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the special tax if approved by 2/3 vote of the electorate, for the purposes outlined herein, is due from every person who owns a living unit or non-residential structure within this Area as reflected upon the rolls of the County Assessor at the same time ad valorem tax is due and is to be collected in the same manner. The Marin County Tax Collector shall collect the tax and any penalty or interest due hereunder.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that failure of this measure shall not affect the existing special tax, previously authorized by voters effective through June 30, 2015.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if any part of this Resolution is held invalid the remainder of the Resolution shall not be affected.
PASSED AND ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of County Service Area No. 27, held on the 17th day of June, 2014 by the following vote:
AYES: SUPERVISORS Judy Arnold, Susan L. Adams,
Steve Kinsey, Katie Rice,