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El Dorado County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Measure A
To Authorize a Special Parcel Tax
Fallen Leaf Lake Community Services District

2/3 Approval Required

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To continue current level of emergency medical and fire protection services, shall existing Fire Special Tax, set annually by the CSD Board, not to exceed $660 per unit, subject to maximum inflation adjustment of 1.5% per year, established as: Unimproved 0.5 unit; improved 1.0 unit; Stanford Sierra Camp 40 units; and shall Annual Appropriations Limit be extended four years to allow for expenditure of these and any subvention funds received from El Dorado County.

Impartial Analysis from El Dorado County Counsel
FALLEN LEAF LAKE COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEASURE A This measure, if approved by 2/3 of the voters voting on the measure, would authorize a special tax on parcels of real property in the Fallen Leaf Lake Community Services District ("District") to be used solely for the costs of providing current level of emergency medical and fire protection services ("Fire Special Tax") within the District.

This special tax for parcels within the boundaries of the District is a renewal of the existing Fire Special Tax that would be in the amount "not to exceed $660.00 per unit, subject to maximum inflation adjustment of 1.5% per year, established as: unimproved 0.5 unit: improved 1.0 unit; Stanford Sierra Camp 40 units" and the "Annual Appropriations limit would allow for expenditure of these and any subvention funds that may be received from El Dorado County." The special tax authorized by this measure is a renewal of the existing Fire Special Tax that is used for the same purposes and expires, by its terms, on July 27, 2014. The Fire Special Tax would commence on July 27, 2014, and would be extended for four years. The Fire Special Tax would replace the existing benefit assessment of $595.00 currently imposed on improved parcels, $297.50 on improved parcels and $23,800.00 on Stanford Sierra Camp, that are subject to a maximum inflation adjustment of 1.5% , used for the same purposes.

The special tax will be listed as a separate item on the county property tax bill for each affected parcel of land, and will be collected in the same way as the general property tax. All laws applicable to the levy, collection, and enforcement of county property taxes, including the provisions for penalties and the procedures for sale of the property in case of delinquency, shall also apply to the special tax.

State law requires the proceeds from the special tax be applied only to the identified purposes, and that an annual report be made indicating the amount of funds collected and expended and the status of any project required or authorized to be funded by the proceeds. This measure was placed on the ballot by Resolution 2013-8 of the governing body of the District.

This measure requires an affirmative vote of 2/3 or more of all voters voting on the measure in order to pass. A "YES" vote is a vote to authorize the special tax provided in the measure. A "NO" vote is a vote against the special tax provided in the measure. Edward L. Knapp - El Dorado County Counsel

 
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Full Text of Measure A
RESOLUTION 2013-8

RESOLUTION TO SUBMIT TO THE VOTERS RENEWAL OF THE EXISTING FIRE SPECIAL TAX

WHEREAS, the Fallen Leaf Lake Community Services District ("District") is a Community Services District organized and existing pursuant to Government Code Section 61000 and following; and

WHEREAS, the District through its voters on July 27, 2010, approved a Fire Special Tax for properties within the District's boundaries; and

WHEREAS, that prior Fire Special Tax shall expire, by its terms, four years after being imposed, which occurs July 27, 2014; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of District wish to submit to the voters for approval a renewal of that Fire Special Tax;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that on behalf of the Fallen Leaf Lake Community Services District, the President of the Board is hereby authorized and directed to request that the Elections Department of the County of El Dorado conduct during the Primary Election on June 3, 2014 for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the District a ballot measure to extend the Special Fire Tax.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Board hereby approves the following language for the ballot measure:

"To continue current level of emergency medical and fire protection services, shall existing Fire Special Tax, set annually by the CSD Board, not to exceed $660 per unit, subject to maximum inflation adjustment of 1.5% per year, established as: Unimproved 0.5 unit; improved 1.0 unit; Stanford Sierra Camp 40 units; and shall Annual Appropriations Limit be extended four years to allow for expenditure of these and any subvention funds received from El Dorado County."

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the President of the Board is authorized to make changes in the language of the ballot measure as may be suggested by counsel to the District or to comply with law, provided that the substance of the proposed ballot measure is not materially changed.


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