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Measure Q - City of Parlier

Fresno Bee stories about this ballot measureParlier tax: Supporters say with out, there will be no police departmentBallot measure details:The Parlier City Council voted to place on the ballot a proposed ordinance to add Chapter 3.25 to Title 3 of the Parlier Municipal Code establishing a special parcel tax to pay for local police protection services. The ordinance will sunset by operation of law on 6/30/2022. If approved by a two-thirds majority of voters, the ordinance would impose a tax in the amount of $120 on each single-family residential parcel and each agricultural parcel, $95 per unit on each multi-family residential parcel, $975 on each commercial parcel, $1,200 on each industrial parcel, and $100 per space on each mobile home parcel. Vacant, undeveloped properties will be taxed the same as the type of property for which it is zoned. If the property is zoned for mixed-use, it shall be taxed at the higher rate for the zoned, mixed use.Parcels owned by the City, Federal or State government or any other public agency and parcels owned by any public or private entity that are specifically exempted from a parcel tax enacted as a special tax per Federal or State statute or regulation shall be exempt.The proposed special parcel tax is estimated to raise a half-million dollars each year and designated for police protection services only. To assure that the funds are spent only on police protection services, the tax revenues will be subject to oversight by an independent committee that will provide an annual review report to assure accountability and the proper disbursement of the funds.

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