County of Marin - Press Releases - Notice of Argument Deadlines

Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters, Elections

For Immediate Release
July 12, 2013

Candidate Nominations Period Opens for November 5, 2013 Uniform District Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Marin County Registrar of Voters that following school and district measures will be on the ballot for the November 5, 2013 Uniform District Election:



To modernize learning environments, classrooms and libraries; renovate outdated school facilities; improve energy efficiency; enhance student access to technology; make health and safety renovations; upgrade playgrounds and playfields; and replace outdated windows and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems, shall the Lagunitas School District issue $5,000,000 of bonds at legal interest rates, have an independent citizens’ oversight committee and have no bond money taken by the state or used for teacher or administrator salaries?

BOND YES            BOND NO



To make seismic upgrades to Marin General Hospital to meet stricter California earthquake standards and keep open Marin County’s only Designated Trauma Center; to expand and enhance emergency and other medical facilities; to provide the latest lifesaving medical facilities for treatment of heart, stroke, cancer and other diseases, and to reduce ER wait times, shall the Marin Healthcare District issue $394,000,000 in bonds to improve Marin General Hospital and related facilities with new construction, acquisitions, and renovations?

BOND YES            BOND NO


To maintain rapid emergency medical response services, protect our homes and businesses from fire, keep property insurance rates manageable, and continue the District’s long term fiscal well-being, shall the voters of Kentfield Fire District repeal the existing fire tax and replace it with a special tax of 10¢ per building square foot, retain the existing rate for vacant parcels, and increase the District’s appropriations limit, with all revenue staying in our local community?

YES            NO


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 2013-2014 through 2016-2017 in the amount equal to the revenue received from the special tax for park maintenance services previously approved by the voters in March, 2005?

YES            NO


Shall Resolution No. 11 of the Board of Commissioners of Mesa Park be confirmed, establishing a special tax of $49 per year per improved parcel, commencing with fiscal year 2014-2015 and continuing for a period of 4 years, for the maintenance and operation of Mesa Park located at 110 Mesa Road, and shall the appropriations limits be confirmed in the amount equal to the tax revenues received by this parcel tax?

YES            NO


Shall the Strawberry Recreation District incur bonded indebtedness of not to exceed $7,000,000 to finance the acquisition, construction and completion of certain recreational improvements, including but not limited to main building improvements, new bathrooms, pool area renovations with a new pool house, new playground features and activity spaces, enhanced plaza and seating, hillside amphitheater, tennis courts, athletic field improvements and bleacher seating, for the benefit of the District, its residents and children?

YES            NO

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Arguments for or against the measures, with signed Verification Form, must be submitted to the Marin County Elections Office, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California, by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2013. Arguments for or against the above measures must not be more than 300 words.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the governing board, or any member or members of the board, or any bonafide 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 the measure. Arguments may not be changed or withdrawn after 4:30 p.m. on August 19, 2013.

The Registrar of Voters of Marin County will print one argument for and one argument against each measure in the Voter Information Pamphlet which is mailed to all registered voters in the district.

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 26, 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 be turned in with all arguments and rebuttals. Verification Forms are available at For further information, contact the Elections Office at (415) 473-6437.

Measure Arguments and Rebuttals will be available for public examination in the Elections Office for ten (10) days from each filing date.

Dated: August 8, 2013
Elaine Ginnold
Registrar of Voters


Melvin Briones
Assistant Registrar of Voters
Elections Department

Marin Civic Center Administration Building
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 121
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-6443
Email: Melvin Briones
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