Ben Lomond Fire Protection District bond proposition, Measure S (June 2008)
If Measure S had been approved, it would have authorized the Ben Lomond Fire Protection District to borrow $10 million.
A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval. (In California, a 55% supermajority vote is required to approve a school district bond proposition, but a 2/3rds supermajority vote is required to approve bond propositions for city, county or special district bond propositions.)
- These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Cruz County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Measure S: "To reduce 9-1-1 response times and improve volunteer firefighters training by replacing an unsafe 68 year-old building containing lead paint/asbestos, constructing a seismically safe fire station accommodating modern firefighting equipment, breathing apparatus, 9-1-1 technology, emergency vehicle exits, and additional firefighters to improve firefighter recruitment/retention, shall Ben Lomond Fire Protection District issue $10,000,000 in bonds within legal interest rates, requiring citizen oversight, annual audits, and no money for administrators’ salaries?"|
- Arguments pro and con, and official text of measures
- Arguments against Measure S - benlomondfire.com