For Immediate ReleaseMarch 14, 2022
June 7, 2022 Statewide Direct Primary Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Marin County Registrar of Voters that the Statewide Direct Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, and the following measures will be on the ballot. Arguments and rebuttals must be filed during regular business hours, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To maintain open space, parks, and sustainable agriculture, without increasing tax rates, shall the Marin County measure be adopted to: manage vegetation to reduce wildfire risk and preserve biodiversity; protect streams, baylands, natural areas, wildlife habitat; maintain park facilities; and maintain/ enhance walking, hiking, biking, and equestrian trails; by re-implementing an existing one-quarter cent sales tax, providing $14,000,000 annually, for 9 years, that the state cannot take away, with citizens’ oversight and audits?
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?
BONDS YES BONDS NO
To modernize San Rafael elementary and middle school classrooms, including: updating classrooms/ classroom technology for current educational standards; replacing aging portables; and updating classrooms, facilities and air filtration/ HVAC systems for health, safety and wellness; shall San Rafael City Elementary School District’s measure to issue $152,000,000 in bonds at legal rates be adopted, providing approximately $8,000,000 annually while bonds are outstanding averaging 3¢ per $100 of assessed value, with citizen oversight, annual audits, and all funds improving local schools?
To continue attracting and retaining highly qualified teachers/ staff; keeping school facilities safe/ clean/ well-maintained; supporting programs in math, science, technology, engineering, reading and writing; and maintaining small class sizes, shall Larkspur-Corte Madera School District’s measure renewing the expiring school parcel tax at the existing rate of $910 per parcel for 10 years be adopted, with annual adjustments, senior exemptions, independent oversight, and continuing $4,000,000 in annual school funding that cannot be taken away by the state?
To upgrade classrooms, science labs and learning technology in Mill Valley elementary and middle schools; repair/replace leaky roofs/windows, improve accessibility for students with disabilities; add solar and replace outdated/inefficient heating, ventilation, electrical/plumbing systems; shall Mill Valley School District’s measure to issue $194,000,000 in bonds at legal interest rates be adopted, raising approximately $9,300,000 annually while bonds are outstanding averaging 2.6¢ per $100 of assessed value, with oversight, annual audits and all funds improving local schools?
File arguments and rebuttals with city/town clerk. Contact city/town clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.
To maintain rapid 9-1-1 emergency response times and preserve the number of on-duty paramedics ready to respond to accidents/ medical emergencies, shall the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority measure be adopted continuing for four years the paramedic services special tax of $94.50 per residential living unit or 1,500 square feet of developed nonresidential property, adjusted up to $3 per year, generating approximately $265,500 annually, subject to annual audits, public spending disclosure and all funds for local paramedic services?
To maintain 9-1-1 response times and paramedics, shall the measure continuing the tax for paramedic services for four years in the amount of $94.50 in year one and increasing $3 annually to a maximum of $103.50 per taxable living unit, or per 1,500 square feet of structure in nonresidential use, generating approximately $85,995.00 in year one, subject to annual audits and disclosure, and increasing the appropriations limit by the amount of the tax, be adopted?
Shall Resolution Number 0222 of the Board of Commissioners of the Firehouse Community Park Agency be confirmed, establishing a special tax of $75 per year per improved parcel for a period of 4 years, commencing in fiscal year 2022-2023 (replacing the expiring $49 per year parcel tax), raising approximately $40,000 annually, for improvement, maintenance and operation of Mesa Park at 110 Mesa Road and Downtown Park at 32 Wharf Road, with all money raised to be spent on those locations?
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against the measures, 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 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2022. Arguments for or against the measures must not be more than 300 words. For municipal measures, file arguments and rebuttals 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 p.m. on March 21.
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 Monday, March 28, 2022. 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.
Voting locations will be open on Election Day, June 7, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voting locations will also be open for limited hours three to ten days prior to Election Day. Specific days and hours for early voting locations will be available on the Vote Centers & Drop Boxes page closer to Election Day.
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