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Big Valley Emergency Medical Services District Formation, Measure X (June 2014)

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A Big Valley Emergency Medical Services District Formation, Measure X ballot question was on the June 3, 2014 election ballot for voters in the unincorporated community of Big Valley in Modoc and Lassen counties in California. It was approved.

Measure X authorized the creation of a special medical services district, called the Southern Cascade Emergency Medical District, in the small, unincorporated community of Big Valley. The district was designed to be responsible for ambulance services and other medical services in the district. Although voters approved the formation of the district, only 58.66 percent of voters said "yes" to the special parcel tax, Measure Y, required to fund the operation of the district. Measure Y, however, required a 2/3rds supermajority vote for approval, meaning the district has no revenue to operate or provide ambulance services in the district unless some sort of revenue stream is approved by voters in the future.[1]

Dan Bouse, an advocate of the EMS district, announced that this would not be the last attempt to pass a parcel tax, saying, "I can only say right now that the Big Valley EMS working Group is not giving up. Two of the four precincts in Big Valley actually passed both measures by two-thirds. We still believe that a special district is the only long-term solution. We will see if we need to make adjustments to the proposed boundaries or tax structure and try it again."[1]

Election results

ApprovedaMeasure X
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Modoc County 160 58.18% 115 41.82%
Lassen County 188 61.24% 119 38.76%
Totals: 348 59.79% 234 40.21%
These election results are from the Lassen County elections office and the Modoc County elections office

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Defeatedd Big Valley Emergency Medical Services District Parcel Tax, Measure Y (June 2014)

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