Marin County Service Area 31 Paramedic Services special tax, Measure N (November 2010)

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A Marin County Service Area #31 Paramedic Services special tax, Measure N ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the Marin County Service Area 31 Paramedic Service District in Marin County.[1] It was defeated.

A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.

Election results

Measure N
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,38237.71%
Yes 3,935 62.29%
These final, certified results are from the Marin County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure N: Fire Suppression Special Tax. To maintain current fire suppression services and staffing, shall a special tax be approved to permit increases: $38 annually above the current rate on living units, $19 annually above the current rate on unimproved parcels and $57 above the current rate for improved commercial or industrial parcels; and shall the County of Marin’s appropriation limit be correspondingly increased?[2]

Support

The editorial board of the Marin Independent Journal endorsed a "yes" vote on Measure N, saying, "Now, because of declining revenue and demand for maintaining services, especially fire protection, the county has determined that this tax should be raised and it is asking voters to do just that. Yes, this is a tough time to ask voters to approve a tax hike, but Measure N is for an important public service -- fire protection."[3]

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