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Special Election for the Higgins Area Fire Protection District on May 7


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By: Gregory J. Diaz, Nevada County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters and Commissioner of Marriages

February 1, 2013 - NOTICE FROM THE NEVADA COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER-REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OF A MEASURE TO BE VOTED ON AT THE HIGGINS AREA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION AND DATES WITHIN WHICH ARGUMENTS AND REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST THE PROPOSED MEASURE MUST BE FILED WITH THE NEVADA COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER-REGISTRAR OF VOTERS.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by Gregory J. Diaz, Nevada County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters, in accordance with the provisions of the Election Laws of the State of California, that on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, there will be a Special Election for the Higgins Area Fire Protection District.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that at the Special Election the following measure will be put to a vote of qualified voters in the district:

Measure O:

"For the purpose of reopening closed District fire stations and/or funding emergency medical services, fire suppression, rescue, and other emergency services provided by the District, with all funds staying in our community, shall a special property tax be imposed on taxable real property within the District as established by Resolution 12-13-03, for a period of 10 years and beginning with the 2013-2014 fiscal year, concluding with the 2022-2023 fiscal year, and without any increases to the tax rate during this period?"

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that any written arguments for or against the measure to be submitted to the voters must be filed with the Nevada County Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on February 7, 2013. Arguments must be signed and dated by the author(s) with a Statement of Accuracy per California State Election Code 9600. Arguments shall not exceed 300 words.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that when the Nevada County Clerk has selected the direct arguments for and against said measure, the Nevada County Clerk shall send copies of the argument in favor of said measure to the author(s) of the argument against and copies of the argument against to the author(s) of the argument in favor. There will be a 10-day public examination period from Friday February 8, 2013 to Sunday February 17, 2013, during which a qualified voter of the jurisdiction may seek a writ of mandate or an injunction requiring the direct arguments be amended or deleted.

NOTICE IS FUTHER GIVEN that rebuttal arguments shall not exceed 250 words and must be filed with the Nevada County Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2013 with a Statement of Accuracy per Elections Code 9600. There will be a 10-day public examination period from Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to Friday, March 1, 2013, during which a qualified voter of the jurisdiction may seek a writ of mandate or an injunction requiring the rebuttal arguments to be amended or deleted.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Special Election will be a mail ballot only election. All ballots must be received in the Nevada County Election office by 8:00 p.m. on May 7, 2013.

 

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