Black Mountain Fire and Emergency Response Zone parcel tax, Measure J (August 2011)

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A Black Mountain Fire and Emergency Response Zone Parcel Tax, Measure J ballot question was on the August 30, 2011 ballot for voters in the Black Mountain Fire and Emergency Response Zone in Siskiyou County, where it was very narrowly defeated.

If Measure J had been approved, a $30/year parcel tax would have been levied on improved parcels in the Black Mountain Fire and Emergency Response Zone of County Service Area No. 4. A lower tax would have been levied on unimproved parcels. The tax could have increased by as much as 4% a year.

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

The Black Mountain Fire and Emergency Response Zone was created on April 12, 2011 by the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors in response to a request from residents in the area who wanted a mechanism in place to raise funds to provide for firefighting and emergency response within the unincorporated area.[1]

Election results

Measure J
Votes Percentage
Yes 227 66.18%
No Defeatedd 116 33.82%
These final election results are from the Siskiyou County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE J: “Shall an annual special tax be levied on property located in the Black Mountain Fire and Emergency Response Zone of County Service Area No. 4, commencing Fiscal Year 2012/2013, at an initial amount of $30.00 per each improved parcel, with lower amounts for unimproved parcels and additional parcels beyond the first parcel, subject to the cost of living adjustment not to exceed four percent (4%) in any year, for funding fire and first response services.[2]

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References

  1. Resolution authorizing the Black Mountain Fire and Emergency Response Zone
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.