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Kensington Community Services District Appropriations Limit, Measure E (June 2011)

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A Kensington Community Services District Appropriations Limit, Measure E was on the [[June 7, 2011 ballot measures in California|June 7, 2011 election ballot for voters in the Kensington Community Services District in Contra Costa County, where it was approved.

The approval of Measure E means that the appropriations limit of the Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District was increased to about $3.3 million for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, as well as the next two fiscal years.

The vote on Measure E was not a vote to increase taxes, but was rather a vote to allow the district to spend the tax money that has been collected.[1]

Voters in this Community Services District have approved increases in the district's appropriations limit in 1984, 1986, 1990,1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006.

A simple majority vote was needed for approval.

Voters approved Measure G on the June 8, 2010 ballot, which did increase the district's tax base.

Impact of vote

  • A "yes" vote was a vote to approve the establishment of the appropriations limit for the stated fiscal years.
  • A "no" vote was a vote to reject the establishment of the appropriations limit for the stated fiscal years.[2]

Election results

Measure E
Result Votes Percentage
Approveda Yes 976 90.54%
No 102 9.46%


Election results from the Contra Costa County elections office as of 5:00 a.m. on June 8, 2011.

Supporters

The official voter guide arguments in favor of Measure E were signed by the five directors of the Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District:

  • Charles E. Toombs
  • Richard W. Lloyd
  • Cathie Elaine Kosel
  • Mari E. Metcalf
  • Linda Lipscomb[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE E: Shall the appropriations limit of the Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 be established at $3,305,662.00 and should the limit for that Fiscal Year (i.e., $3,305,662.00) be used to determine the limits for Fiscal Years 2012-2013 through 2014-2015?[3]

Cost of election

See also: Costs of administering local elections

The cost of holding the election is estimated at somewhere between $5,000-$10,000.[1]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 El Cerrito Patch, "Kensington Vote June 7 Could Affect Police, Other Services"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Smart Voter Guide to Measure E
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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