San Rafael Paramedic Services special tax, Measure I (November 2010)

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A San Rafael Paramedic Services special tax, Measure I ballot proposition was on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in the San Rafael Paramedic Services District in Marin County. It was approved.

Measure I allowed annual increases of up to $23 above 2010 rates on residential units and up to $0.03 per square foot above 2010 rates on non-residential structures.

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

Election results

Measure I
Approveda Yes 13,588 68.44%
These final, certified results are from the Marin County elections office.

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?[1]


Capt. Paul Crimmins of the San Rafael Fire Department said that the funds from Measure I will allow fire engines to continue to carry paramedics, which will allow in many cases faster medical services to those injured in accidents or fires. He said, "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."[2]

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  1. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  2. Contra Costa Times, "Marin voters to consider paramedic tax increases in November," September 25, 2010

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