For Immediate ReleaseAugust 14, 2018
November 6, 2018, General Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Marin County Registrar of Voters that the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at which time polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., and the following measures will be on the ballot.
In order to relieve traffic congestion on Highway 101 and local roads; fix potholes/maintain local roads; improve interchanges/access to/from Highway 101; expand safe routes to schools, including school bus service/funding crossing guards; and, provide local transit, including options for seniors/persons with disabilities, shall Marin County renew the existing half-cent, voter approved sales tax without increasing the current rate, providing $27,000,000 annually for 30 years, with citizens’ oversight, that the State cannot take away?
To repair and modernize outdated classrooms and buildings, replace aging portables, upgrade infrastructure, construct new educational facilities, and improve access to technology, shall Shoreline Unified School District issue $19.5 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with projected tax rates of 3.9¢ per $100 of taxable value while bonds are outstanding (generating on average approximately $1.45 million annually for issued bonds), and requiring citizens’ oversight, annual audits and all funds spent to benefit Shoreline students and schools?
To protect high quality education with local funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Tamalpais Union High School District attract and retain highly qualified teachers, counselors and staff; provide excellent science, technology, engineering, math, reading /writing instruction; protect art /music programs; and maintain small class sizes by levying $149 per parcel, providing $5.1 million annually for 4 years, with senior exemptions, annual cost of living adjustments, independent citizens’ oversight and all funds for local high school students?
File arguments and rebuttals with city/town clerk. Contact city/town clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.
Shall the measure continuing the special tax for paramedic services for four years in the amount of $79.50 in the first year and increasing $4 annually to a maximum of $91.50 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in nonresidential use, which will annually raise approximately $58,000 beginning in year one, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of said tax be adopted?
Shall the measure continuing the special tax for paramedic services for four years in the amount of $79.50 in the first year and increasing $4 annually to a maximum of $91.50 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in nonresidential use, which will annually raise approximately $223,500 beginning in year one, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of said tax be adopted?
Shall the measure continuing the special tax for paramedic services for four years in the amount of $79.50 in the first year and increasing $4 annually to a maximum of $91.50 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure on a developed parcel in nonresidential use, which will annually raise approximately $72,345.00 beginning in year one, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of said tax be adopted?
Southern Marin Fire Protection District Local Emergency Medical Response and Fire Protection Measure. To maintain local emergency medical/fire protection services; improve the ability to react to/contain wildland fires; attract/retain qualified professional paramedics and firefighters; and maintain high cardiac and stroke survivability standards and 9-1-1 fire response times; shall the Southern Marin Fire Protection District establish a $200/annual parcel tax to protect local funding, providing $3,000,000 annually, until ended by voters, with citizen oversight, independent audits, all funds staying local?
Increase Appropriations Limit. Shall the appropriations limit established for the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District pursuant to Article XIIIB of the California Constitution is adjusted to include the combined total of all revenue Sources for the fiscal years 2017-2018 through 2018-2023 in order to continue funding for the fire protection and ambulance services Provided by the District?
West Marin Transient Occupancy Tax. To address tourism impacts on West Marin communities and paid only by guests, shall the measure be adopted to increase the transient occupancy tax in West Marin from 10% to 14% for hotels/short-term rentals, and to apply 4% tax to commercial campground visitors, to enhance fire/emergency services and long-term community housing, raising approximately $1.3 million annually, with local oversight, annual audits, and all funds exclusively used for West Marin, effective until amended/repealed?
Shall the County of Marin enact a resolution pursuant to Marin County Ordinance 3662 to include Brighton Avenue, Park Avenue and Wharf Road in downtown Bolinas as County roads on which there shall be no overnight parking of vehicles, except for automobiles, motorcycles and pickups, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.?
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against the county, school, district and advisory measures, with Argument Submission Form and Argument Signature Form, must be submitted to the Marin County Elections Department, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California, by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018. Arguments for or against the measures must not be more than 300 words. For municipal measures, file arguments and rebuttals with the city/town clerk. Contact clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the governing board, or any member or members of the board, or any bona fide association of citizens, or any individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measures, or any combination of such associations and voters may submit written arguments for or against the measures. Arguments may not be changed or withdrawn after 4:30 p.m. on August 20.
The Registrar of Voters of Marin County will print one argument for and one argument against each measure in the Voter Information Guide, which is mailed to all registered voters in the jurisdiction.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that when the Registrar of Voters has selected the argument in favor and against each measure, the Registrar will send a copy of the argument in favor to the author of the argument against and a copy of the argument against to the author of the argument in favor. The authors may prepare and submit rebuttal arguments not exceeding 250 words. The rebuttal arguments must be filed with the Registrar of Voters by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018. Rebuttal arguments shall be printed in the same manner as the direct arguments. Each rebuttal argument shall immediately follow the direct argument that it seeks to rebut.
The Argument Submission Form and Argument Signature Form, available from the Elections Department, must be turned in with all arguments and rebuttals. For information or to obtain forms, contact the Elections Department at (415) 473-6437. Measure arguments and rebuttals will be available for public examination in the Elections Department for ten (10) days from each filing date.
Registrar of Voters
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website