After several years of searching for solutions to save Templeton’s Fire Department, time and options have run out. One option remains. Vote for an assessment or close the Fire Department.
Public Hearing continued to May 21; Board will vote to move forward or not
SHOULD TEMPLETON VOTE ON A SPECIAL TAX LEVY TO FUND TEMPLETON FIRE?
On Tuesday, May 21st, the Board of Directors for Templeton Community Services District (TCSD) will continue their May 7th Public Hearing and then take action (VOTE) on a resolution that will call for a special, all mail election on August 27, 2019. The purpose of the election is to determine if voters living within TCSD’s boundaries are willing to levy a special tax on real property to provide 7/24 staffing for Templeton Fire & Emergency Services. Members of the public are encouraged to attend, participate in the discussion, and get your questions answered.
RESOURCES FOR “DECISION 2019”
IF A VOTE FAILS AND TEMPLETON FIRE IS DISBANDED,
WHAT WILL THE COUNTY DO?
From SLO County Administrative Office
County Won't Subsidize Independent Special Districts- [May 10] The County Board of Supervisors adopted a new budgetary policy on Tuesday that states the County shall not subsidize an independent special district with County Genera Fund [monies] or agree to a property tax exchange that would result in a net fiscal loss to the County. The Board agreed to adopt this new policy because independent special districts are autonomous government agencies independent of the County in governance, the provision of services, and funding. The Board's Ad Hoc Fire Committee members, Supervisors Gibson and Peschong, recommended [the] next steps, which the Board approved, to continue to evaluate fire protection service by special districts in unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. This will include an in-depth review of service models and funding options for sufficient resources to extend adequate levels of structural fire protection and emergency medical services to unserved and underserved areas of the unincorporated San Luis Obispo County. Management contact: Lisa Howe
For more on this, please see page 4 of the APR 23 NEWS DIGEST
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