For Immediate ReleaseAugust 12, 2016
Measures listed in order per EC 13109(o) and labelled per EC 13116 (a-c)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Marin County Registrar of Voters that the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at which time polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and the following measures will be on the ballot.
COUNTY OF MARIN MEASURE A
To support the health, education and safety of underserved children with approximately $12,000,000 in annual local funding the State cannot take away, shall County of Marin expand access to quality preschool education; provide healthcare including early screenings, vision, dental and behavioral/mental health services; expand afterschool/summer learning programs promoting reading/writing/math achievement; and provide affordable childcare for infants, toddlers and young children by enacting a ¼% sales tax for 9 years with independent oversight/audits?
KENTFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT MEASURE B
To provide stable funding the State cannot take away, ensure excellence in core academic programs, attract and retain highly-qualified teachers, maintain small class sizes, and enhance enrichment programs, shall the Kentfield School District be authorized to levy $1600 per parcel annually for ten (10) years, with a 5% annual increase, provide a senior citizens' exemption, and have all funds stay local?
MILL VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT MEASURE E
Continuation of Mill Valley School District Special Assessment for Educational Programs and Services. To maintain outstanding schools and high-quality teachers with approximately $9.4 million in annual funding, shall Mill Valley School District continue its existing school parcel tax beginning in 2017-18 for twelve years at the rate of $980 per parcel with annual cost-of-living adjustments, maintaining existing accountability measures and with all revenues kept local and used exclusively for Mill Valley elementary and middle schools?
NOVATO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND MEASURE G
To update aging Novato schools and protect quality education with local funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Novato Unified School District upgrade classrooms, science labs, libraries and facilities to meet current academic/safety standards; provide dedicated space for science, math, engineering arts and music instruction; and improve student access to modern instructional technology by issuing $222 million in bonds at legal rates, with independent citizens’ oversight, no money for administrators, and all funds staying local?
TOWN OF FAIRFAX MEASURE C
CITY OF MILL VALLEY MEASURE H
TOWN OF ROSS MEASURE K
File arguments and rebuttals with City or Town Clerk. Contact City or Town Clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.
MUIR BEACH COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEASURE L
Adoption of Ordinance No. 2016-07-13 to impose a special tax for fire protection, including fuel abatement and emergency preparedness, in the Muir Beach Community Services District. To provide critical funding for fire protection services, including fuel abatement, emergency preparedness and equipment upgrades, shall Muir Beach CSD Ordinance No. 2016-07-13, which imposes an annual $213.00 parcel tax for 10 years with annual CPI adjustment, be approved and shall the Muir Beach CSD appropriations limit be increased by the amount of this voter approved tax?
CSA #17-1 KENT WOODLANDS MEASURE M
Shall the special tax for Sheriff deputy patrol services, levied annually upon living units located within CSA 17 (Kent Woodlands), be increased from $260.00 per year to $360.00 per year, subject to an annual inflation adjustment not to exceed 3% per year, for each living unit within that area commencing with the 2016-2017 fiscal year?
CSA #17-1 KENT WOODLANDS MEASURE N
Shall a special tax to purchase and install License Plate Readers (LPR) that record the license plates of vehicles traveling through the Kent Woodlands neighborhood so as to deter criminal activities, such as burglary, be levied in the amount of $100.00 for the 2016-2017 fiscal year and then in the amount of $11.00 annually each fiscal year thereafter for maintenance of the LPR upon living units located within CSA 17 (Kent Woodlands area)?
COUNTY SERVICE AREA #29 MEASURE O
For ongoing maintenance dredging in the principal waterways of Paradise Cay along with the north and south entry channels to San Francisco Bay, shall the existing parcel tax of $1,200 on each original lot be increased to $1,500, providing $204,000 annually for 10 years, commencing in fiscal year beginning July 2017 in County Service Area No. 29, with increases limited to 3% per year?
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against the county, school, and district measures, 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, August 22, 2016. Arguments for or against the 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 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 p.m. on August 22.
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, along with a signed Authorization Form, must be filed with the Registrar of Voters by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 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. Argument forms are available at www.marinvotes.org. For further information, 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.
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