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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
Local

City of Gridley
Measure M3 Parcel Tax - 2/3 Approval Required

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Election Results

Failed

1,068 votes yes (52.15%)

980 votes no (47.85%)

100% of precincts reporting (2/2).

2,048 ballots counted.

Orchard Hospital Parcel Tax Measure
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Shall an existing special property tax to fund standby costs of providing emergency room services at the Orchard Hospital, in the amount of $70 per residential equivalent unit per year for an additional ten years (vacant parcels and parcels without residential units shall not be subject to the tax) to raise approximately $330,000.00 per year, as enacted by Gridley Resolution 2016-R-020, and a corresponding increase in the City's spending limit, be approved?

What is this proposal?

Measure Details — Official information about this measure

Impartial analysis / Proposal

City Attorney for the City of Gridley

This proposition seeks voter approval for the continued imposition of a special property tax upon residential properties exclusively. If approved by the voters, the tax revenues would be used exclusively to pay for stand-by costs of providing emergency room services at Orchard Hospital in Gridley, a critical access hospital. The proposed tax, in the amount of $70.00 per residential equivalent unit would expire after ten (10) years.

The Gridley City Council has placed this measure on the ballot due to concerns that absent supplemental funding, the hospital might be forced to close and that such closure would constitute a detriment to the health, welfare and safety of the citizenry.

A two-thirds vote of the qualified electors is required to continue the imposition of the proposed special tax.

s/Anthony E. Galyean City Attorney for the City of Gridley 

Published Arguments — Arguments for and against the ballot measure

Arguments FOR

 NO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF OR AGAINST MEASURE M-3 WAS FILED

— Butte County Clerk-Recorder

Arguments AGAINST

 NO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF OR AGAINST MEASURE M-3 WAS FILED

— Butte County Clerk-Recorder

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