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

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A Big Valley Emergency Medical Services District Parcel Tax, Measure Y 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 defeated.

If approved, Measure Y would have authorized the Southern Cascade Special Medical Services District, newly formed in the unincorporated community of Big Valley by the approval of Measure X on the same June 3, 2014 election ballot, to levy a special parcel tax of $65 per parcel per year in order to acquire ambulances and equipment, hire emergency medical staff and perform emergency medical services in the district. Thus, although voters approved the formation of the EMS district, no funding for the operation of the district was approved.[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]

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for the approval of Measure Y.

Election results

DefeateddMeasure Y
County: Yes No
Votes  % Votes  %
Modoc County 155 56.78% 118 43.22%
Lassen County 187 60.32% 123 39.68%
Totals: 342 58.66% 241 41.34%
These election results are from the Lassen County elections office and the Modoc County elections office

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

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