San Andreas, CA — The Calaveras County Elections Office has released the results of the special May 2nd all-mail ballot election.
It was initially anticipated to be a very closely watched election, as voters were going to decide whether to ban commercial marijuana cultivation. However, a superior court judge ruled that Measure B be removed from the ballot due to the authors using misleading language that did not comply with the California Election Code. The three remaining issues on the ballot were related to matters in specific areas of the county.
Measure A, allowing the Saddle Creek Community Services District to increase its special tax by $53-per-month, and expanding it to the Saddle Creek Golf Resort, a fitness center, and undeveloped lots owned by Castle and Cooke, which previously were not taxed, was approved with 70-percent in favor.
Measure C, allowing the Copperopolis Fire Protection District to spend $500,000 per year in revenue already collected through taxes, for fire and paramedic services, was approved with 86% of the vote.
However, Measure D, which would have increased an existing special tax by $100 per year for the Copper Cove Rocky Road Community Services District, specifically to maintain the same level of road maintenance, was denied with only 37-percent in favor.