A Town of Fairfax Business Tax Renewal, Measure I
ballot question was on the November 3, 2009 ballot
for voters in the Town of Fairfax in Marin County
, where it was approved.
Measure I renewed for five years a tax that was already on the books. The existing tax generated about $465,000 annually for Fairfax, or about 7% of the town's $7 million budget.
| Measure I|
| Yes|| 1,796|| 73.49%|
- These final, certified, results are from the Marin County elections office.
- The Marin Independent Journal's editorial board supported Measure I. They wrote, "Unlike many taxes, this one is not going up. It raises $465,000 per year that the town needs to help pay for police and fire protection, public works jobs and local youth programs. It's money that is locally generated and locally controlled. Each of the seven candidates running for Town Council on the Nov. 3 ballot has endorsed Measure I. We agree with them."
- Measure I was endorsed by every member of the Fairfax Town Council and all seven candidates for three seats on the council.
The question on the ballot:
|| Measure I: "Shall an ordinance be adopted approving the renewal of a special Fairfax
municipal services tax of $125 per year for each business occupancy and
dwelling unit, for a period of five years to:
- Maintain 24-hour, 7 days per week staffing of Police and Fire Services
- Perform Public Works safety improvements
- Provide matching funds for state and federal grants
- Revitalize Youth Programs"
- ↑ CBS 5, "Nine local measures on Marin ballot November 3", October 23, 2009
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Marin Independent Journal, "Fairfax's Measure I would preserve police, public works", October 12, 2009
- ↑ Marin Independent Journal, "Editorial: IJ's recommendations on Ross Valley ballot measures", October 12, 2009