Arguments for or against any of the four local measures that will be on the May 2 special all-mail ballot must be submitted to the Calaveras County Elections Department by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.
Rebuttal arguments will then be due by 4 p.m. Feb. 14. Additional information may be obtained on the Calaveras County Elections website, elections.calaverasgov.us/Elections.aspx, or by calling the elections office at 754-6376.
Measure B is an initiative to ban commercial marijuana cultivation in Calaveras County. The eight-page document is available in its entirety on the county website
Robin Glanville, county elections coordinator, said that as of Wednesday morning no arguments, either for or against any of the ballot measures, had been submitted to the county.
Measure A proposes to impose a special tax on properties in the Saddle Creek Community Services District. An annual special tax on each taxable parcel within the district may be imposed as follows:
• Special Tax Rate Residential Lot – $1,703 per residential lot
• Large Lot Undeveloped Property – $720 per acre or portion thereof
• Sports Club Property – $640 per acre or portion thereof
• Golf Course Property – $63,860 per parcel, Section 6
This special tax would replace the special tax levied for the same purposes as approved by the voters in 2000.
Measure C: the Copperopolis Fire Protection District wants to extend the district’s appropriations limit in the amount of $550,000 in each of the next four years.
Measure D: The Copper Cove Rocky Road Community Service District wants to raise its tax per parcel from $350 to $450.
Arguments for or against any of the measures shall not exceed 300 words in length and shall be titled either “Argument In Favor Of Measure _____” or “Argument Against Measure _____.” A ballot argument will not be accepted unless accompanied by the name or names of the person or persons submitting it or, if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization and the name of at least one of its principal officers.
Rebuttals will be invited after arguments “for” and “against” have been submitted. Rebuttals will not be allowed to exceed 250 words in length.