For Immediate ReleaseMarch 07, 2016
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the qualified Marin County electors of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority that in accordance with applicable laws, a parcel tax election will be consolidated with the June 7, 2016, Presidential Primary Election and the following measure shall be submitted to the qualified electors within the District and voted on.
San Francisco Bay Clean Water, Pollution Prevention and Habitat Restoration Program.
To protect San Francisco Bay for future generations by reducing trash, pollution and harmful toxins, improving water quality, restoring habitat for fish, birds and wildlife, protecting communities from floods, and increasing shoreline public access, shall the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority authorize a parcel tax of $12 per year, raising approximately $25 million annually for twenty years with independent citizen oversight, audits, and all funds staying local? YES______ NO______
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against the measure, with both a signed Submission Form and Signature Form, must be submitted to the Marin County Elections Department, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California, by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016. Arguments for or against the above measure 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 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 the measure. Arguments may not be changed or withdrawn after 4:30 p.m. on March 21.
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 the 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, along with a signed Authorization Form, must be filed with the Registrar of Voters by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016. 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.
The pertinent argument forms, available from the Elections Department, must be turned in with all arguments and rebuttals. Forms are available at www.marinvotes.org. For further information, contact the Elections Department at (415) 473-6437.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 7, 2016.
Registrar of Voters
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website