For Immediate ReleaseDecember 10, 2019
March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Marin County Registrar of Voters that the Presidential Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at which time polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., and the following measures will be on the ballot.
Novato Teacher/Academic Program Renewal Measure. To ensure quality education and protect $6,000,000 in annual school funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Novato Unified School District’s measure be adopted to attract/retain qualified teachers; protect quality math, science, reading, writing instruction; and expand counseling, by renewing the current $251 annual parcel tax and adding $125/parcel, for eight years with inflation adjustments, senior exemptions, independent oversight, no money for administrators and all funds staying local?
To maintain high quality education with local funding that cannot be taken by the State, shall Tamalpais Union High School District maintain excellent science, technology, engineering, math, reading and writing instruction; attract/retain highly qualified teachers; and support music and art by adopting a measure renewing funding at the current $455 rate and adding $190 per parcel, providing $23 million annually for 10 years, with senior exemptions, cost of living adjustments, independent oversight and all funds for Tamalpais Union High School District students?
Marin Wildfire Prevention Measure. To support coordinated wildfire prevention including early detection, warning and alerts; reducing vegetation; ensuring defensible space around homes, neighborhoods and critical infrastructure; and improving disaster evacuation routes/procedures; shall the Marin Wildfire Prevention Measure, levying up to 10¢ per building square foot tax ($75 per multifamily unit or as described in the full measure) for ten years, providing $19,300,000 annually, with annual inflation adjustments, independent citizen oversight/audits, and low-income senior exemptions, be adopted?
Initiative Measure Preventing the County from Changing the Primary Golf Course Use of San Geronimo Valley Golf Course Land Without Voter Approval. Shall the measure amending the San Geronimo Valley Community Plan and the Marin County Development Code to require voter approval for any change in the primary golf course use of the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course property, and requiring that the County prepare economic and environmental analyses of the proposed change, be adopted?
File arguments and rebuttals with city/town clerk. Contact city/town clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.
Shall the appropriations limit established for Marinwood Community Services District pursuant to Article XIIIB of the California Constitution be increased over the appropriations limit established by said article for each of the four fiscal years 2020-2021 through 2023-2024 in the amount equal to the revenue received from the special tax for Park, Open Space and Street Landscape Maintenance services previously approved by the voters in November, 2015?
Shall the appropriations limit established for Marinwood Community Services District pursuant to Article XIIIB of the California Constitution be increased over the appropriations limit established by said article for each of the four fiscal years 2020-2021 through 2023-2024 in the amount equal to the revenue received from the special tax for Fire Protection and Emergency Response services previously approved by the voters in November, 2011?
To continue relieving traffic congestion, reducing greenhouse gas emissions (having carried 1.5-million passengers by providing quality transportation alternatives to Highway 101), connecting stations with pathways, expanding rail service to Healdsburg/Cloverdale as grants become available, shall an extension of the existing Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District 1/4-cent voter approved sales tax, at the same rate, generating approximately $40,000,000 annually for an additional 30 years, subject to audits and citizens’ oversight, that the State cannot take away, be adopted?
Ridgewood Avenue Permanent Road Division for approval of special tax and loan and its repayment. Shall Ridgewood Avenue Permanent Road Division impose an immediate special tax on parcels within the Division of $1,281 per parcel per year for 10 years beginning fiscal year July 2020 and thereafter assess on all parcels $100 per year for ongoing maintenance, with a provision for an annual increase effective July 1 in accordance with the change in the State of California Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the previous calendar year?
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that arguments for or against the school, county, and district measures, with Argument Submission Form and Argument Signature Form, must be submitted to the Marin County Elections Department, Room 121, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, California, by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019. Arguments for or against the measures must not be more than 300 words. For municipal measures, file arguments and rebuttals with the city/town clerk. Contact clerk for information about requirements and deadlines.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the governing board, or any member or members of the board, or any bona fide association of citizens, or any individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measures, or any combination of such associations and voters may submit written arguments for or against the measures. Arguments may not be changed or withdrawn after 4:30 p.m. on December 16. The Registrar of Voters of Marin County will print one argument for and one argument against each measure in the Voter Information Guide, which is mailed to all registered voters in the jurisdiction.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that when the Registrar of Voters has selected the argument in favor and against each measure, the Registrar will send a copy of the argument in favor to the author of the argument against and a copy of the argument against to the author of the argument in favor. The authors may prepare and submit rebuttal arguments not exceeding 250 words. The rebuttal arguments must be filed with the Registrar of Voters by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2019. Rebuttal arguments shall be printed in the same manner as the direct arguments. Each rebuttal argument shall immediately follow the direct argument that it seeks to rebut.
The Argument Submission Form and Argument Signature Form, available from the Elections Department, must be turned in with all arguments and rebuttals. For information or to obtain forms, contact the Elections Department at (415) 473-6437. Measure arguments and rebuttals will be available for public examination in the Elections Department for ten (10) days from each filing date.
Registrar of Voters
Lynda RobertsRegistrar of VotersElections Department
Marin Civic Center Administration Building3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 121San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-6401Email: Lynda RobertsElections website