McCloud Community Services District parcel tax, Measure T (November 2008)

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A McCloud Community Services District parcel tax, Measure T ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the McCloud Community Services District in Siskiyou County, where it was approved.

Measure T is a parcel tax authorization measure at varying rates depending upon the classification of each parcel of real property subject to the special tax. There are six classification categories. The basic idea is to charge $152.98 per Housing Equivalent (HE).

In 1997, voters of the district had approved a parcel tax of $64.32 per parcel with multiples of the $64.32 tax rate charged for multi-family residential and commercial properties to fund fire and ambulance services. At the time of the vote on Measure T in 2008, the fire department, emergency response and ambulance services had been running at a budget deficit of around $33,800/year for several years.

Election results

Measure T
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 435 76.7%
No13223.3%
These final, certified, election results are from the Siskiyou County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE T: "Shall the McCloud Community Services District levy a new special parcel tax to replace the existing special tax enacted by the voters on June 3, 1997 commencing in fiscal year 2009-2010 to provide fire protection, emergency response and ambulance services at the rates and for the land use categories specified in Resolution 05, 2008?"[1]

Tax chart

Category Tax per year
Category 0 – .5 HE $76.49
Category 1 – 1 HE $152.98
Category 2 – 2 HE $305.96
Category 3 – 3 HE $458.94
Category 4 – 4 HE $611.92
Category 5 – 5 HE $764.90
Category 6 – 6 HE $917.88

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