County of Marin - News Releases - Notice, Deadlines for Filing Arguments and Rebuttals for Measures

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

For Immediate Release
December 12, 2023

NOTICE OF ELECTION and
Deadlines for Filing Arguments and Rebuttals for
Measures to Be Voted on in Marin County

March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Marin County Registrar of Voters that the date of the statewide Presidential Primary Election is Tuesday, March 5, 2024, and the following measures will be on the ballot. Arguments and rebuttals must be filed during regular business hours, weekdays 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

SCHOOLS

MEASURE A – TAMALPAIS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

To repair and upgrade local high schools by updating classrooms/ science labs/ classroom technology/ equipment; repairing/ replacing leaking roofs and inefficient heating/ cooling/ electrical/ plumbing systems; updating art/ music classrooms/ facilities; and repairing/ replacing outdated portable classrooms, shall Tamalpais Union High School District’s measure be adopted authorizing $517,000,000 in bonds at legal rates, levying $30 per $100,000 assessed value while bonds are outstanding ($36,000,000 annually) with independent oversight, annual audits, no funds for administrators and all funds locally controlled?

BONDS-YES                             BONDS-NO

MEASURE B – PETALUMA JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

File arguments and rebuttals with Sonoma County Registrar of Voters. Contact Sonoma County Registrar for information about requirements and deadlines.

Petaluma Joint Union High School District Educational Excellence Measure. To modernize high schools in San Rafael and Terra Linda, including: updating science labs, technology and career/ job training classrooms for current educational standards; updating classrooms for arts/ music; and updating classrooms/ facilities for health, safety and wellness; shall San Rafael City High School District’s measure to issue $216,000,000 in bonds at legal rates be adopted, providing approximately $11,100,000 annually while bonds are outstanding, averaging 3¢ per $100 of assessed value, with independent oversight, annual audits, and all funds improving local schools?

YES                             NO

MUNICIPAL

File arguments and rebuttals with city/town clerk. Contact city/town clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.

MEASURE C – CITY OF BELVEDERE

MEASURE D – CITY OF LARKSPUR

MEASURE E – TOWN OF ROSS

MEASURE F – TOWN OF SAN ANSELMO


DISTRICT

MEASURE G – BEL MARIN KEYS COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

Bel Marin Keys Community Services District Infrastructure Special Tax. To protect against climate impacts and establish funding that cannot be taken by the State of California, shall Bel Marin Keys Community Services District’s measure levying a special tax for 21 years to finance costs of maintaining, improving, acquiring and constructing existing and new infrastructure, including locks and levees, and dredging waterways, at an initial annual rate of $1,800 ($150/month) per taxable parcel (generating $1,263,600 in tax year 2024-25), increasing 2.5% annually thereafter, be adopted?

YES                             NO

MEASURE H – MARINWOOD COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

Shall the appropriations limit established for Marinwood Community Services District pursuant to Article XIII B of the California Constitution be increased over the appropriations limit established by said article for each of the four fiscal years 2024-2025 through 2027-2028 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

MEASURE I – MARINWOOD COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

Shall the appropriations limit established for Marinwood Community Services District pursuant to Article XIII B of the California Constitution be increased over the appropriations limit established by said article for each of the four fiscal years 2024-2025 through 2027-2028 in the amount equal to the revenue received from the special tax for Park, Open Space and Street Landscape Maintenance services previously approved by the voters in November, 2015?

YES                             NO

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against Measures A, G, H, and I, 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 PM on Monday, December 18, 2023. Arguments for or against the measures must not be more than 300 words. Arguments for Measure B must be filed with the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters. Contact Sonoma County Registrar of Voters for information about requirements and deadlines. For Measures C, D, E, and F, arguments must be filed 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 PM on December 18. The Marin County Registrar of Voters 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 Tuesday, December 26, 2023. 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.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the first day to vote at the Marin Civic Center Elections Department and the first day for the Registrar of Voters to mail vote-by-mail ballots for the Presidential Primary Election is February 5, 2024. The Marin County Elections Department is located at 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 121, San Rafael, California, 94903.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that early voting will be available at select vote centers starting 10 days prior to Election Day. All vote centers will open starting 3 days prior to Election Day. Check our List of Vote Centers List for locations and hours of operation. All vote centers will be open from 7 AM until 8 PM on Election Day, Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

Lynda Roberts
Registrar of Voters

Contact:

Lynda Roberts
Registrar of Voters
Elections Department

Marin Civic Center Administration Building
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 121
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6401
Email: Lynda Roberts
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