CITY ATTORNEY’S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE E
CITY OF BELVEDERE
FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT ADJUSTMENT
This ballot measure authorizes the adjustment of the
City of Belvedere’s appropriations limit under Article
XIIIB of the California Constitution for the period July
1, 2020 through June 30, 2024 to allow for the continued
expenditure of the approved annual fire protection and
emergency medical services tax, adopted by the City’s
voters in 2000.
The maximum amount that may be derived from this
levy cannot exceed the rate authorized by Chapter 3.28 of
the Belvedere Municipal Code. The amount of the levy for
2019-2020 fiscal year is $832.00 per residential dwelling
unit, $948.00 per occupancy in commercial structures, and
$167.00 per vacant parcel.
Adoption of this measure will increase the City’s
appropriations limit to the extent of the proceeds derived
from the levy for the next four fiscal years, and Article XIIIB
of the California Constitution requires this adjustment of
the appropriations limit to be approved by a majority of the
electors voting on the measure on March 3, 2020.
A “Yes” vote on this measure authorizes the City
to adjust its appropriations limit and thus to continue
expenditure from its approved levy for fire protection
and emergency medical services for four more years
commencing July 1, 2020.
A “No” vote on this measure prohibits the City from
adjusting its appropriations limit and thus from expending the
proceeds derived from its approved levy for fire protection
and emergency medical services after June 30, 2020.
s/ EMILY LONGFELLOW
City Attorney, City of Belvedere
The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure
E. If you desire a copy of the ordinance, please call the City
Clerk’s office at (415) 435-3838 and a copy will be mailed
at no cost to you.