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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Paradise Ranch Estates Permanent Road District
Two-Thirds Approval Required
Pass: 89 / 74.79% Yes votes ...... 30 / 25.21% No votes
Index of all Measures
|Results as of Jan 4 9:35am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (1/1)|
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments ||
Shall a special tax of up to $275.00 in the first year and $185.00 per parcel per year for a period of the next nine (9) years be confirmed and the appropriations limit of Paradise Ranch Estates Permanent Road Division be increased by the proceeds of such tax?
Dated: August 24, 2006
s/PATRICK K. FAULKNER
|Arguments For Measure N|
Last winter's storms seriously damaged and destroyed
parts of our private road system. We urgently need to pay
for critical repairs, remove brush from road edges to
reduce fire hazards and improve driving sight lines. Funds
are also needed to improve the quality of our road maintenance and to increase our reserves to better remedy emergencies and road hazards.
This measure, which requires a two-thirds majority vote to pass, proposes a $275 parcel tax in 2007, then reduces to $185 annually through 2016. While the County does allot about $25,000 from annual tax revenues for our use in routine road maintenance, these funds provide only limited ability to cope with most emergencies and extraordinary repairs.
The proposed revenues will be used for:
I. One-Time Emergency Storm Repairs + $27,525 for Lower & Upper Robert, Dover, Sunnyside, Elizabeth, Buck Point and Douglas Drive.
II. Roadside Fire Prevention & Improved Sight Lines + $20,000 per year. Perform annual roadside and emergency turnout brush clearing and reduce fire hazards and improve driving safety.
III. Future Non-routine Repairs & Maintenance + $12,175 annual average. This will enhance our effective response to future winter emergency needs. Any annual funds not used will be retained in reserve for future emergency road needs.
Drakes View Drive was last paved in 1992 and will need repaving in 3 to 5 years. The repaving cost is not included in this measure. It is too soon to accurately estimate how much this will be.
The road repair and maintenance needs described must be faced now and cannot be safely deferred. To ensure a safer road system for all of us, vote yes.
s/RONALD G. BAYLO
s/RICHARD B. LYTTLE
(No arguments against Measure N were submitted)