Measure V Going Before Voters
Tuolumne County — Measure V is a property tax that would help fund fire departments and firefighting efforts. It would place a $150 annual property tax on developed residential and commercial properties and $75 on undeveloped parcels. Groveland resident and leader of the Community Emergency Response Team(CERT) Robert Asquith explains.
“Measure V is a 911 call to our communities that our fire and emergency services need life support, There is no current mandate for any of our property taxes to go directly to our fire and emergency services. Without funding from measure V, our fire departments simply aren’t sustainable.”
Supporters of the measure are using social media to get the word out for how needed this tax revenue is, citing the Jamestown fire station and the 1,700 incidents it responds to annually as a much-needed community service, a station that faces closure without dedicated funding. More information about the measure can be found here.