The special fire tax proposed by the Nevada County Fire District passed by 68.543 percent, the district told me.
This measure would only become law if 67 percent of the voters approved the measure.
The cost is $52 annually for the first dwelling unit and $39 for each additional dwelling.
The Fire District had said: “We fully expect that even with the requested revenue increase, the economy over the next few years will continue to challenge our management’s ability to maintain quality emergency services in Nevada County.
“But without this increase, there is no doubt that very significant cuts in personnel will have to be implemented immediately. Such cuts will significantly increase response time. In an “extremely high fire danger area” like Nevada County, minutes can make the difference between a minor house fire and a raging wildland fire.”
Good going! I’d been a supporter of this tax all along, fearing the extreme anti-tax sentiment would prevail over common sense. It almost did.
More details about the ballot measure are here.
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