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Election 2014: Impartial Analysis and Arguments for Measures Z and A

2014coverageLassen County Clerk-Recorder Julie Bustamante announced yesterday that the impartial analysis and arguments for and against measures Z and A, which will appear on the November ballot, have been posted on the county’s election website.

Measure Z Term Limits for County Supervisors

In the impartial analysis County Counsel Bob Burns explains that under current California law, there is no limitation on how many terms an individual may serve as a member of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors. This ordinance would impose a limit of three.

That is, if the ordinance is approved by a majority of the votes cast, no person may serve more than three terms in his or her lifetime as a member of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors.

Measure A New Tax for Spalding Community Services District

The Board of the Spalding Community Services District has approved a resolution imposing a new special property tax of $65.00 for every identified assessor’s parcel within the boundaries of the Spalding Community Services District.

“In other words,” said Burns, “if you own a piece of land within the boundaries of the Spalding Community Services District, this proposed new tax would apply to you. The proposed new tax would be collected through the County’s normal property tax collection system.”

Spalding Community Services District wants to use the money raised from the new tax to replace aging fire protection equipment and also to help fund fire prevention programs.

California law requires such a property tax measure to be first approved by the voters of the district to which it applies. Also, the measure must be approved by two‐thirds of the votes actually cast at such an election. If approved, the tax would become effective July 1, 2015 and would apply every year thereafter.

The deadline to file a rebuttal argument is Monday, August 25th.

To read more about these two measures click here and follow the link to the Lassen County Clerk’s election information page.

Are you registered to vote? It’s quick and easy at the California Secretary of State’s website. Click here to head over and fill out the simple form to get registered.

Jeremy Couso
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