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County of San Diego parcel tax for a Regional Fire Protection Agency, Proposition A (November 2008)
If Proposition A had been approved, it would have authorized San Diego County to levy a special fire protection parcel tax.
The tax would have lasted for thirty years. The base rate of the tax would have been $52/parcel per year. This rate would have been increased by $1.00 for each acre in excess of 50 acres on a parcel, and 1¢ for each square foot in excess of 10,000 square feet of a structure/improvement, with a maximum lid of $1,000/year. The tax could have been adjusted upward each year in line with increases in the Consumer Price Index.
- These final, certified, results are from the San Diego County elections office.
Proposition A had supporters but it also had organized opposition. Opponents included the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, the San Diego County Republican Party, San Diego County Libertarian Party; Joe Sheffo, Candidate, Encinitas City Council; John Sparduto, Escondido investor; Joel Anderson, State Assemblyman; Lou Kartsonis, MD; Ed Teyssier, National City business owner; San Diego Tax Fighters; and the La Mesa City Council.
The question on the ballot:
|PROPOSITION A: "To improve wildfire prevention and firefighting capabilities, shall the County of San Diego ordinance be adopted to establish a special fire protection parcel tax and provide for the establishment of a Regional Fire Protection Agency to coordinate expenditures and regional efforts including: Specialized emergency equipment such as helicopters and airplanes; Wildfire training programs for emergency personnel; Communications systems to improve response times; and, Brush clearing and other programs to help prevent wildfires?"|
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