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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Paramedic Special Tax
Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District
Two-Thirds Approval Required
Pass: 1073 / 88.10% Yes votes ...... 145 / 11.90% No votes
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|Results as of Jan 4 9:35am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (3/3)|
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments ||
To continue emergency paramedic care, shall there be a special tax for paramedic services in the amount of $39 increasing by $3.00 per year not to exceed $48 for each living unit, and in the amount of $39 increasing by $3.00 per year per 1,500 square feet of structure of each developed parcel in nonresidential use with the appropriations limit increased by the amount of said tax for the next four years?
Dated: August 24, 2006
s/PATRICK K. FAULKNER
|Arguments For Measure O|
Since 1982, voters within the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District have overwhelmingly approved a special tax
to provide paramedic service, including a County-record
93% approval in 2002. To continue this high standard of
emergency medical care for four more years, you must
now re-approve this tax with a modest proposed increase.
The initial Ross Valley Paramedic Authority (RVPA) tax
provided for a single ambulance. The demand for paramedic service from our citizens dictates that service levels
continue to expand and evolve. We ask that you consider
a modest increase of $9.00 in the first year and, if needed,
a $3.00 annual increase in the remaining three years, in
order to maintain current levels of service and to plan for
future improvements based on community demand for
high quality, fire department-based, advanced life support
Your parcel tax pays for a significant portion of the paramedic program and enables the RVPA not to directly bill Sleepy Hollow resident customers. Additional funds are collected from medical insurance companies and through billing of non-resident customers. In addition, your tax covers expenses associated with paramedic training, medical supplies and equipment, and the replacement of ambulance vehicles when needed.
Our goal is to continue to provide state-of-the-art paramedic care in Sleepy Hollow and in the Ross Valley. We need your vote to continue this vital service. Vote YES on Measure O.
s/THOMAS J. FINN
(No arguments against Measure O were submitted)