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Continuation of the Paramedic Services Special Tax
Town of San Anselmo
2/3 Approval Required
Pass: 4334 / 72.49% Yes votes ...... 1645 / 27.51% No votes
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|Results as of Jan 6 2:58pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (9/9)|
|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 $42.50 not exceeding $51.50 in the fourth year per taxable living unit or per 1,500 square feet of structure of each developed parcel in non- residential use, to be collected in addition to transport fees charged to insurance providers for Ross Valley residents, with the Town appropriations limit increased by the amount of said tax for the next four years?
The tax for residential units will be $42.50 per taxable living unit in the first year, with the option to be increased thereafter by $3.00 per year. The tax for non residential parcels will be $42.50 per 1,500 square feet of structure for each developed parcel in non-residential use in the first year, with the option to be increased thereafter by $3.00 per year. The tax will be collected in addition to fees for transport to the hospital as charged to insurance providers. The applicable appropriations limit pursuant to Article XIIIB of the California Constitution will be increased in an amount equal to the proceeds of the special tax.
If the measure is not approved, the tax will expire on June 30, 2011.
|Arguments For Measure H|
"Since 1982, the voters of Ross Valley have overwhelmingly
approved a special tax to provide paramedic service.
To continue this high standard of emergency medical care
for four more years, you must now re-approve this measure.
The initial Ross Valley Paramedic Authority (RVPA)
tax provides for a single ambulance. The demand for paramedic
service from our citizens dictates that service levels
continue to expand and evolve.
In an effort to minimize the burden on our citizens, the RVPA has not raised the tax as previously scheduled. Each year over the past four years, the tax was scheduled to incrementally increase to a maximum of $48 per living unit and for each 1,500 square feet of non-residential developed space. However, we have been able to keep the tax at a rate of only $42 and meet our cost expectations while continuing to improving service levels with the addition of paramedic engine companies and furnishing all Ross Valley fire agencies with new defibrillation equipment. We again ask that you continue the tax at the $42 rate with the ability, if needed, to raise the tax incrementally each year by $3 to a rate not to exceed $51 (plus fifty cents County administrative fee) in the fourth year.
Your tax pays for a significant portion of the paramedic program. Additional funds are collected from medical insurance companies through a program known as third party billing, and from billing of non-resident customers. In addition, your tax covers paramedic training, the cost of medical supplies and equipment, and the replacement of ambulance transport 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 H."
(No arguments against Measure H were submitted)
|Full Text of Measure H|
|RESOLUTION NO. 3917
A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE
TOWN OF SAN ANSELMO CALLING AND GIVING
NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF AN ELECTION TO BE
HELD NOVEMBER 2, 2010 AND REQUESTING THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF
MARIN TO CONSOLIDATE SAID ELECTION; AND
AUTHORIZING THE TOWN CLERK OR HER DULY
AUTHORIZED OFFICERS AND AGENCY TO CARRY
OUT ALL THE NECESSARY PROCEDURES FOR SAID
ELECTION SUBMITTING TO THE VOTERS THE
QUESTION RELATING TO A SPECIAL TAX FOR
Whereas, the Town of San Anselmo is considering continuing the special tax for paramedic services in the town; and
Whereas, under the provisions of the laws relating to general law cities in the State of California, an election shall be held on November 2, 2010 for the submission to the voters of a question relating to a special tax for paramedic services; and
Whereas, it is desirable that the election be consolidated with the statewide election to be held on the same date and that within the Town, the precincts, polling places, and election officers of the two elections be the same; and
Whereas, it is desirable that the county election department of the County of Marin canvass the returns of the General Election and that the election be handled in all respects as if there were only one election; and Whereas, the Town Council desires to submit to the voters at the election a question relating to the special tax for paramedic services,
NOW, THEREFORE, THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA, DOES RESOLVE, DECLARE, DETERMINE, AND ORDER AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. That pursuant to the requirements of the laws of the State of California relating to General Law Cities, there is called and ordered to be held in the Town of San Anselmo, California, on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 an election in the Town for the submission to the voters of a question relating to a special tax for paramedic services.
Section 2. That pursuant to the requirements of Section 23302 of the Elections Code, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Marin is hereby requested to consent and agree to the consolidation of said election.
Section 3. That the Town Council, pursuant to its rights and authority, does order submitted to the voters at the election the following question:
Shall there be a continuation of the four year special tax for paramedic services in the amount of $42.50 not exceeding $51.50 in the fourth year per taxable living unit or per 1,500 square feet of structure of each developed parcel in a non-residential use, to be collected in addition to transport fees charged to insurance providers for Ross Valley residents, with the Town appropriations limit increased by the amount of said tax for the next four years?
Section 4. That pursuant to Elections Code section
5011, the Town Clerk shall transmit a copy of the measure
to the Town Attorney, who shall prepare an impartial
analysis of the measure in accordance with said Section
Section 5. That the County election department is authorized to canvass the returns of said election. The election shall be held in all respects as if there were only one election, and only one form of ballot shall be used.
Section 6. That the Board of Supervisors is requested to issue instructions to the County Elections Depart - ment to take any and all steps necessary for the holding of the consolidated election.
Section 7. That the Town Clerk is hereby directed to file a certified copy of this resolution with the Board of Super visors and the Election Department of the County of Marin.
Section 8. That the polls for the election shall be open at 7:00 a.m. of the election and shall remain open continuously from that time until 8:00 p.m. of the same day, when the polls shall be closed, except as provided in Section 14301 of the Elections Code of the State of California.
Section 9. That in all particulars not recited in this resolution, the election shall be held and conducted as provided by law for holding municipal elections.
Section 10. That notice of the time and place of holding the election is given and Town Clerk is authorized, instructed, and directed to give further or additional notice of the election, in time, form, and manner as required by law.
Section 11. That the Town Clerk shall certify the passage and adoption of this Resolution and enter it into the book of original resolutions. I, the undersigned, hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true, and complete copy of a resolution duly passed and adopted by the Council of the Town of San Anselmo at a regular meeting thereof held on the 13th day of July, 2010, by the following vote:
AYES: Greene, Kroot, McInerney, Thornton