March 3, 2020 - Measure H

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

MEASURE H
MARINWOOD COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

Shall the appropriations limit established for Marinwood Community Services District pursuant to Article XIIIB of the California Constitution be increased over the appropriations limit established by said article for each of the four fiscal years 2020-2021 through 2023-2024 in the amount equal to the revenue received from the special tax for Fire Protection and Emergency Response services previously approved by the voters in November, 2011?

YES                             NO

Votes required to pass: Majority voter approval
Adjust appropriations limit for fire protection and emergency response services

Index

Impartial Analysis

COUNTY COUNSEL’S IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF MEASURE H

MARINWOOD COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT APPROPRIATIONS LIMIT INCREASE

Article XIIIB of the California Constitution limits the spending of tax revenues by local government agencies above an annually adjusted limit.

This limit is known as an appropriations limit. The Constitution allows voters to increase a local government’s appropriations limit above this base level for a period not to exceed four years.

If this Measure is approved by a majority of voters, the appropriations limit for the Marinwood Community Services District will be increased for four fiscal years, from 2020-2021 through 2023-2024, to an amount equal to the revenue received from the special tax for fire protection and emergency services previously approved by voters. Passage of this Measure would not increase taxes; it would allow full use of those revenues the District expects to receive.

This Measure was placed on the ballot by the Board of Directors of Marinwood Community Services District.

The above statement is an impartial analysis of Measure H. If you desire a copy of this Measure, please call the Marin County Elections Department at 415-473- 6456 and a copy will be mailed at no cost to you.

s/BRIAN E. WASHINGTON
Marin County Counsel

Argument In Favor

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE H

Measure H is not a new tax nor will it increase taxes above the limits previously approved by the voters of Marinwood Community Services District.

Every four years, the voters of Marinwood Community Services District must pass this measure to authorize the continued use of taxes it is already collecting designated exclusively for Fire Protection and Emergency Response Services. Without this voter authorization, not one cent of the taxes collected for these essential services can be applied to Marinwood’s appropriation limit and thus spent as intended, even though the voters have approved them, causing a severe reduction in funds available to provide this critical resource to the local Community.

A “YES” vote will last for four years, at the end of which time the spending of fire protection and emergency response services funds must again be authorized.

Your Marinwood Community Services District Board of Directors and Fire Commissioners urge you to vote YES on Measure H.

s/ RUSS ALBANO
Chairperson, Marinwood CSD Fire Commission

s/ IRV SCHWARTZ
Former CSD Director

s/ ROBIN GERRITY
Marinwood Resident

s/ JIM JUAREZ
Marinwood Resident

s/ JEFF NAYLOR
Marinwood CSD Board of Directors

Argument Against

ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE H

No argument against Measure H was filed.