San Rafael Paramedic Services special tax, Measure I (November 2010)
Capt. Paul Crimmins of the San Rafael Fire Department said that the funds from Measure I will allow fire engines to continue to carry parademics, which will allow in many cases faster medical services to those injured in accidents or fires. He says, ""It's very important that every patient be assessed by a paramedic, and we can do it much quicker by providing a paramedic on the engine."
Election results from the Marin County election website as of November 12, 2010.
A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure I: To protect lifesaving paramedic services by maintaining rapid response times, providing advanced heart attack treatment, and keeping trained paramedics on fire engine companies, shall San Rafael Municipal Code Chapter 3.28 be amended to permit phased increases, up to $23.00 annually above the current rate, on residential units, and up to $.03 per square foot annually above the current rate on non-residential structures; and, shall San Rafael’s appropriations limit be correspondingly increased?|