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Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District
Majority Approval Required
Fail: 585 / 46.14% Yes votes ...... 683 / 53.86% No votes
Index of all Propositions
|Information shown below: Summary | Yes/No Meaning | Arguments ||
Shall Ordinance 2014-1 to replace the annual Benefit Fee approved by voters on November 6
Amount of the Tax
If two-thirds of the qualified electors voting on this measure vote for approval, the special tax will be imposed annually as follows: Parcels with an existing structure (Unit) dwelling or commercial:
Purpose and Use of Special Tax Revenue
The revenue raised by the special tax will be deposited in an account that will only be used to pay for operating expenses, capital improvements and debt repayment to ensure continued local fire protection, fire prevention and emergency response services within the District. Each year an annual report will be prepared that contains the amount of revenue collected and expended and the status of any project or use authorized for funds.
|Arguments For Proposition P||Arguments Against Proposition P|
|The Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District (JCFPD) was established in 1984. In order to
finance the district the citizens of Julian and Cuyamaca voted to pay a fee of fifty dollars per
parcel. Thirty years later the JCFPD is still operating on 1984 revenue. A fee increase is long
overdue. Many changes have taken place in the thirty years since the district was created. The
cost of living has increased dramatically but in addition many changes have taken place in the
needs and responsibilities of fire fighters. These include new requirements for training, higher
standards for equipment and the need for faster response times. As stated on the proposed
ordinance: "Specifically, the special benefit tax shall be imposed for the purpose of staffing the
District with paid firefighter-paramedics. These personnel will provide the District with one
firefighter-paramedic on duty 24-hours and 7-days a week, creating faster response times and
raising the level of public safety in the event of a fire or medical emergency."
Thus approval of the proposed fee will be to:
RONALD E. BROWN
LESTER L. TURNER
REBECCA DUPLISSEY LUERS
MARIE J. HUTCHINSON
JAMES C. BAKER
No arguments against Proposition P were submitted.