Santa Cruz County Elections

December 20, 2005
Special District Election
Ballot Measure



Below is the information based on the Special All-Mail Ballot Election called for December 20, 2005 to consider a Branciforte Fire Protection District measure.

The documents attached are FINAL.

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MEASURE D: Shall the Branciforte Fire Protection District be authorized to continue to impose and make permanent the increase in the special tax within the district, and to deem correct and ratify the collection of the previous voter approved tax from July 1, 1997, through June 30, 2005, and to use said tax funds for district operations as determined by the Board of Directors? Such tax will continue to raise an estimated 39,000.00 dollars per year for the district.


Measure D

10-day public inspection:

Sept. 23 to Oct. 3

Sponsoring Group:

Branciforte Fire Protection District


2711 Branciforte Drive, Santa Cruz CA 95065


Fire Chief Pat O’Connell


(831) 423-8856


(831) 423-8859


Arguments Due:

Friday, September 30, 2005, 5 p.m. to County Clerk

10-day Public Inspection:

Oct. 1 to 10, 2005

Rebuttals Due:

Friday, October 7, 5 p.m. to County Clerk

Analysis Due:

Friday, October 7, 2005, 5 p.m. to County Clerk

10-day Public Inspection:

October 8 to 17, 2005

Argument in Favor Filed by:

Branciforte Fire Protection District

Board of Directors

Peder McElroy, Chairperson

Argument Against Filed by:

The Senior Coalition

Tom Walsh, Executive Director

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