Del Norte

Crescent Fire Protection District

Description:

Shall the Crescent Fire Protection District establish and impose standby or availability charges, not to exceed $10.00 per unit of benefit per year, for fire suppression and rescue services on all real property within its boundaries? (Measure A, 11/4/1980.) (Note: In the voter pamphlet, the county counsel wrote: “The Jarvis Gann initiative, ’Proposition 13,’ prohibited, with certain exceptions, any increase in property taxes beyond the 1975 level, without a 2/3 affirmative vote. In addition, the initiative prohibited all new ad valorem taxes. The Crescent Fire Protection District’s proposed standby or availability charges are not ad valorem taxes; that is, they do not vary according to the value of the property. The standby charge proposal is, therefore, not prohibited by the Jarvis Gann initiative, if approved by a 2/3’s vote at this election.”)

Rate:

The standby or availability charge shall not exceed: $100 per residential parcel; $200 per agricultural parcel; $300 per commercial parcel; $400 per industrial parcel. The rate of the charge is calculated by the “units of benefit” applied to each parcel, outlined in Measure A and based upon the acreage of a property.

Exemptions:

Unavailable

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Special Tax

Vote in Support (%):

Effective Date

Unavailable

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

11/4/1980

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Fort Dick Fire Protection District

Description:

Ordinance 95-01 imposes an assessment to fund services provided by the Fort Dick Fire Protection District. The assessment was not approved by the electorate. (Note: The assessment provides funding for a general benefit.)

Rate:

In fiscal year 2013-14, the assessment was set at $9 per unit. The maximum assessment rate shall not exceed $24 per fiscal year. Benefit units were assigned to parcels based upon how a property was used. Hazardous material/manufacturing parcels were assigned the highest factor (6 units), commercial parcels were assigned a factor of 2 units, and residential parcels, including mobile homes, were assigned 1 unit.

Exemptions:

Institutional and vacant land are exempt.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Assessment

Vote in Support (%):

Effective Date

7/1/1996

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

No election held.

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Gasquet Fire Protection District

Description:

Section 4 of Ordinance 93-01 reads: “The express purpose for which this benefit assessment is being levied is to establish a source of funds to obtain, furnish, operate, and maintain emergency equipment and personnel services and benefits.” (Note: The assessment provides funding for a general benefit.)

Rate:

Ordinance 93-01 specifies that the assessment rate shall not exceed $30 per benefit unit in any fiscal year. The ordinance specifies that properties will be assigned the following benefit units: residential, including mobile homes, 1 unit; commercial parcels, 1-3 units, depending on square footage; and extra hazard industrial or manufacturing parcels, 6 units.

Exemptions:

Institutional and vacant parcels are exempt.

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Assessment

Vote in Support (%):

Effective Date

7/1/1993

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

No election held.

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Smith River Fire Protection District

Description:

Section 4 of Ordinance 92-01 reads: “The express purpose for which this benefit assessment is levied is to establish a source of funds to obtain, furnish, operate, and maintain fire suppression equipment and personnel services and benefits.” (Note: The assessment is included in this report because it provides a general benefit.)

Rate:

Ordinance 92-01 specifies that the assessment rate shall not exceed $36 per benefit unit in any fiscal year. The ordinance specifies that properties will be assigned the following benefit units: residential, including mobile homes, 1 unit; commercial parcels, 1-3 units, depending on square footage; and extra hazard industrial or manufacturing parcels, 6 units. In fiscal year 2013-14, an assessment of $27 per benefit unit was levied.

Exemptions:

Uniformity:

Non-Uniform

Levy Type:

Assessment

Vote in Support (%):

Effective Date

7/1/1992

Sunset Date

Indefinite

Election Date:

No election held.

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