For Immediate ReleaseAugust 18, 2022
November 8, 2022
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Marin County Registrar of Voters that the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 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.
MEASURE B – MARIN COUNTY FREE LIBRARY
To provide critical funding, that can’t be taken by the State, to: maintain library hours and 24/7 online library access; enhance programs for children, teens, adults, seniors; increase book / digital collections; provide free internet access and computers; upgrade library facilities; shall the Marin County Free Library measure be adopted increasing the currently approved library parcel tax to $98 a year, providing $4.7 million dollars annually, for 9 years, with annual adjustments, independent citizen oversight and senior citizen exemptions?
MEASURE C – ROSS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
To continue to support high quality, innovative academic programs; attract and retain highly qualified teachers; maintain low student-to-teacher ratios; support the visual and performing arts and technology integration; maintain facilities; and offset funding cuts by the State; shall the Ross School District measure renewing its education parcel tax at $1550 per parcel with 3% annual adjustments, providing $1.27 million annually for ten years, be adopted, with senior exemptions and all funds staying local?
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File arguments and rebuttals with city/town clerk. Contact city/town clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.
MEASURE D – CITY OF BELVEDERE
MEASURE E – TOWN OF CORTE MADERA
MEASURE F – TOWN OF FAIRFAX
MEASURE G – CITY OF LARKSPUR
MEASURE H – TOWN OF SAN ANSELMO
MEASURE J – TOWN OF SAN ANSELMO
MEASURE K – CITY OF SAUSALITO
MEASURE L – CITY OF SAUSALITO
MEASURE M – COMMUNITY FACILITIES DISTRICT NO. 2022-1 (TIBURON PENINSULA OPEN SPACE)
Shall Marin County Open Space District Community Facilities District No. 2022-1 be authorized to (i) issue $23,000,000 in bonds to pay costs to acquire the “Martha Property” on the Tiburon Peninsula and prepay open space bonds, and (ii) levy an annual special tax until the bonds are repaid of $335 increasing 2% annually to initially raise approximately $1,065,000 annually, repay bonds and pay costs of vegetation management for the Martha Property and Old St. Hillary’s Open Space Preserve and District administration, and shall the District’s initial appropriations limit be $3,000,000?
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MEASURE N – COUNTY SERVICE AREA NO. 27
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 $69,000 annually, subject to annual audits, public spending disclosure and all funds for local paramedic services?
MEASURE O – INVERNESS PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
Shall the Inverness Public Utility District (“District”) levy a parcel tax for the purpose of improving fire protection measures? The measure would impose a parcel tax of $0.20/year per square foot of each structure on improved parcels, and a parcel tax of $150 per parcel for vacant parcels, raising approximately $276,000 annually in additional District revenue. The measure would be levied in perpetuity unless repealed by majority vote of the electorate.
MEASURE P – INVERNESS PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
Shall the appropriations limit established for the Inverness Public Utility District pursuant to Article XIIIB of the California Constitution be adjusted to include the combined total of all applicable revenue sources for the fiscal years 2022/2023 through 2025/2026 in order to ensure an adequate funding base for the Inverness Public Utility District?
MEASURE Q – STINSON BEACH COUNTY WATER DISTRICT
Shall the appropriations limit of the Stinson Beach County Water District for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 be established at $2,478,750 and should the limit for that Fiscal Year (i.e., $2,478,750) be used to determine the limits for Fiscal Years 2023-2024 through 2025-2026?
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, August 22, 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 August 22.
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, August 29, 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.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that in-person voting has changed. Polling places have been replaced by fewer regional vote centers that will be open for at least eight hours three to ten days prior to Election Day. Specific days and hours for early voting will be available online at www.marinvotes.org. All vote centers will be open on Election Day, November 8, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
DATED: AUGUST 16, 2022
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