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Notice of Measure(s) to Be Voted On (Fort Ross School District)

Published: August 07, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held in the Fort Ross School District on November 3, 2020, and that the following measure(s) will be submitted to the voters:

Measure _____
To provide funds offsetting state revenue cuts for support of quality academic programs (including reading, writing, math, science, technology, enrichment activities, art, music, and drama), retention of highly qualified teachers, and library and transportation services, shall the Fort Ross Elementary School District be authorized to levy $48 per parcel annually for eight years (approximately $34,000 annual funds raised), provide a senior citizens’ exemption, and have funds stay local and not be taken by the State?

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that any written arguments for or against the measure(s) to be submitted to the voters must be filed with the Office of the Registrar of Voters, 435 Fiscal Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2020.  Arguments must be accompanied by a Statement of Accuracy, available from the Registrar of Voters, signed and dated by the author(s).  Arguments shall not exceed 300 words.

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that if an argument in favor of and an argument against the measure(s) are submitted, copies will be mailed to the respective authors in order that they may submit a rebuttal argument.  Rebuttal arguments must also be accompanied by a Statement of Accuracy, signed and dated by the author(s).  The deadline for filing a rebuttal argument is 5:00 p.m. on August 27, 2020.  Rebuttal arguments shall not exceed 250 words.

Note that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, regular in-person office hours have been temporarily reduced from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Anybody wishing to file an argument or rebuttal from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. will still be permitted to do so but will need to call (707) 565-6800 to be let into the office.

Voting locations will be open on November 3, 2020, Election Day, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting locations will also be open for limited times on the three days prior to Election Day.  Specific hours for those days will be announced closer to Election Day.

Dated: August 4, 2020

SEAL                                                                                       Deva Marie Proto

                                                                                                Sonoma County Clerk

                                                                                                & Registrar of Voters

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