Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear an update from the County Administrator staff on the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority and Parcel Tax Initiative. In response to the need for a coordinated countywide coalition to prepare for wildfire risk, all 19 Marin County fire agencies and municipal governments have proposed creation of a new joint powers authority (JPA) agreement that could be – with voter approval – the source of funding for local wildfire prevention efforts. The measure, a special parcel tax, would be considered by countywide voters in March 2020 and raise approximately $20 million per year. Staff recommends that the Board adopt a resolution authorizing the County’s participation in the JPA, direct staff to seek approval of the JPA from all fire-responsible agencies, and in November consider placing the parcel tax on the March 2020 ballot.
The Board heard the update, adopted a resolution authorizing the County's participation in the JPA, directed staff to seek approval of the JPA from all fire-responsible agencies, and in November will consider placing the parcel tax on the March 2020 ballot.
Contact: Jason Weber, Chief, Marin County Fire Department
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