Apple Valley Fire Protection District Special Tax Extension and Increase, Measure G (June 2014)

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An Apple Valley Fire Protection District Special Tax Extension and Increase, Measure G ballot question was on the June 3, 2014 election ballot for voters in the Apple Valley Fire Protection District in San Bernardino County, California, where it was defeated.

Measure G would have authorized the district to extend until 2034 a special parcel tax that was set to expire in 2017. It also would have allowed the district to increase this parcel tax by $1.99 per month per parcel.[1]

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

Election results

Measure G
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No4,64040.62%
Yes 6,782 59.38%
Election results from San Bernardino County Elections Office

Text of measure

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:[1]

To improve local fire and paramedic response time, better protect our homes and businesses, reopen fire stations, keep insurance rates manageable, and maintain our District's fiscal well- being, shall the Apple Valley Fire Protection District continue to levy the current fire suppression special tax until June 30, 2034, while upwardly adjusting its rate on dwelling units and other properties by $1.99 per month, ensuring these revenues stay within the Apple Valley Fire Protection District and are committed to providing local emergency services? [2]

Support

Supporters

The following individuals signed the official arguments in favor of Measure G:[3]

  • Sue Thomas Channel, local banker
  • Richard T. "Dick" Allen, senior community leader
  • Scott Nassif, local business owner
  • Bob Sagona, community advocate
  • Rick Piercy, educator

According to the official arguments in favor of Measure G, the tax increase was endorsed by the following:[3]

  • St. Joseph Health, St. Mary Hospital
  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Town of Apple Valley
  • Apple Valley Unified School District
  • Various Homeowners' Associations

Arguments in favor

Supporters of Measure G pointed out an increase in demand for fire protection services in the community served by the Apple Valley Fire District. They argued that the tax extension and increase was essential for the district to be able to meet the increased demands. [3]

Opposition

No official arguments were submitted in opposition to Measure G. If you have an argument that you would like to see posted here, please email the Local Ballot Measure Project staff writer.

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