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Ben Lomond Fire Protection District bond proposition, Measure S (June 2008)

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A Ben Lomond Fire Protection District bond proposition, Measure S ballot question was on the June 3, 2008 ballot for voters in the Ben Lomond Fire Protection District in Santa Cruz County, California, where it was defeated.

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.)

Election results

Measure S
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No92259.1%
Yes 638 40.9%
These final, certified, election results are from the Santa Cruz County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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?"

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