Vote YES on Appaloosa Road Community Services District Measure D to equitably implement the road-maintenance parcel tax.
Measure D asks voters in Calaveras County to apply a special tax increase that was previously approved to the 20 parcels of land on Pinto and Morgan Roads, which were originally exempted from the tax. In May 2019, voters approved a measure that increased an existing parcel tax from $75 annually to $175 annually for taxable parcels of land in the Appaloosa Zone. This updated tax was intended to fund road improvements, and applying it to the additional 20 parcels will add $2,000 to the road-maintenance fund annually, increasing the district’s appropriation limit to the revenue generated by this measure. A parcel tax is flat in that it is applied equally to all designated parcels, regardless of their size, use, or value. This measure requires a two-thirds supermajority voter approval to pass.
Why voting YES on Measure D matters:
- After the May 2019 vote, twenty parcels were inadvertently exempted from the tax in a clerical error. As a result, the owners of those parcels are still paying the $75 annual tax that was increased by a significant vote margin of 82% in 2019. Measure D will bring all parcel owners to the intended tax rate of $175 annually, establishing equity in the distribution of maintenance costs and allowing the Community Services District to adequately budget for and execute repairs.
The committee in support of Measure D has yet to file any contributions with the Calaveras County Elections Office. We are unable to provide monetary information until contributions are filed.
There is no prominent misinformation about Measure D.