For Immediate ReleaseMay 28, 2013
Notice of argument deadlines for measures to be voted on in the Strawberry Recreation District for the August 27, 2013 Special Vote by Mail Election.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Marin County Registrar of Voters that a Special Vote by Mail Election will be held in the Strawberry Recreation District-Zone IV, on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. There will be no polling places for this election..
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following District measures will be on the ballot and read as follows:
(General Obligation Bond Measure)
Shall the Zone IV portion of the Strawberry Recreation District incur bonded indebtedness of not to exceed $500,000 to finance the acquisition, construction and completion of certain recreational improvements, structures and facilities comprising the dredging, re-dredging, widening and opening of navigable channels, to provide a safe, adequate and useful recreational small boat channel and lands and easement necessary therefore, for the benefit of said Zone IV and of its inhabitants?
(Special Tax Measure)
Strawberry Recreation District — Zone IV Special Tax measure to fund dredging, re-dredging, widening and opening of navigable channels, including administrative expenses; shall Strawberry Recreation District levy the following special tax, which can be increased annually by the greater of 3.5% or the US Department of Labor, PPI – Diesel Fuel (Series ID:PUC324110324110AY2), and shall the District’s appropriations limit be increased by the amount of this voter-approved tax; per improved parcel, $2,000 annually, then beginning 2020, $4000 annually and, per unimproved parcel, $1.00 annually?
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against the above measures shall not exceed 300 words in length. The Registrar of Voters of Marin County shall print an argument for and an argument against each measure in the sample ballot which is mailed to all registered voters in the above districts.
Arguments for or against said measures, with signed verification form, should be submitted to the Marin County Elections Office, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California, not later than 4:30 PM on Monday, June 10, 2013. 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 measure, or any combination of such associations and voters may submit written arguments for or against a measure.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that direct arguments for or against said measures may not be changed or withdrawn after 4:30 PM on Monday, June 10, 2013.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that when the Registrar of Voters has selected the arguments for and against said measures, copies of the argument in favor of said measures shall be sent to the authors of the argument against and copies of the argument against shall be sent to the authors 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 June 17, 2013. Rebuttal arguments shall be printed in the same manner as the direct arguments. Each rebuttal argument shall immediately follow the direct argument, which it seeks to rebut.
A verification form, available from the Election Office, must accompany all arguments and rebuttal arguments. Forms are available at www.marinvotes.org. For further information, contact the Elections Office at (415) 473-6437.
All materials pertaining to the measures will be available for public examination in the office of the Registrar of Voters for ten (10) days from the date of filing.
Melvin BrionesAssistant Registrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6443Email: Melvin BrionesElections website