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November 2, 2010 Election

Measure I – City of San Rafael Paramedic Service Special Tax

“To protect lifesaving paramedic services by maintaining rapid response times, providing advanced heart attack treatment, and keeping trained paramedics on fire engine companies, shall San Rafael Municipal Code Chapter 3.28 be amended to permit phased increases, up to $23.00 annually above the current rate, on residential units, and up to $.03 per square foot annually above the current rate on non-residential structures; and, shall San Rafael’s appropriations limit be correspondingly increased?”

On July 19, 2010 the City Council adopted a resolution proposing a Special Municipal Election be held on November 2, 2010, submitting the Paramedic Service Special Tax measure to the voters at that election, requesting consolidation of the City’s election with other elections occurring on that date, requesting election services from the County and directing the City Attorney to prepare an impartial analysis of the measure for the voter materials. The measure would pass, and the ordinance imposing the tax would be adopted, only if approved by a two-thirds vote of the electors at the November 2 election.

On August 2, 2010, the City Council accepted an Impartial Analysis from the City Attorney.

Election Results:

On December 6, 2010, the City Council adopted a resolution declaring canvass of returns and results of the consolidated special municipal election held on November 2, 2010. The City of San Rafael voters approved the Measure I with the required two-thirds majority vote, and adopted a new Ordinance amending San Rafael Municipal Code to increase the special paramedic tax.

Additional Documents:
Staff report & Resolution calling the election
Staff report accepting the City Attorney’s impartial analysis
Staff report & Resolution declaring canvass of returns and results

For comprehensive elections information, visit the Marin County Elections  / Registrar of Voters Department.

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