Notice of Measure(s) to Be Voted On (Sonoma County - Countywide)
Published: August 12, 2020
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held in the County of Sonoma on November 3, 2020, and that the following measure(s) will be submitted to the voters:
|To provide local mental health and addiction services and facilities for children, adults, veterans, seniors and those experiencing homelessness including: permanent supportive housing; crisis assessment; emergency psychiatric care; early detection and intervention; suicide prevention; and opioid and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery, shall the County of Sonoma establish a countywide ¼ cent sales tax for ten years, providing approximately $25 million annually, with annual audits and citizen oversight to ensure funds are properly spent?|
|In order to increase law enforcement transparency and accountability and to build the public trust in County government and the Sheriff’s Office, shall Article XXVII of Title 2 of the Sonoma County Code be repealed and replaced by this measure to expand the oversight authority and independence of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) to investigate Sheriff-related issues, revise and expand the duties and powers of the Community Advisory Council, compel production of records and witnesses, and review IOLERO’s performance of its duties?|
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held for the Sonoma County Transportation Authority on November 3, 2020, and that the following measure(s) will be submitted to the voters:
|Without raising taxes, shall the Sonoma County Transportation Authority implement the Go Sonoma Act to repair potholes; reduce congestion; make biking and walking safer; expand local bus service; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; improve evacuation routes; and enhance transportation services for students and seniors by continuing, for 20 years, the current ¼-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation, providing approximately $26 million annually?|
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 10, 2020
SEAL Deva Marie Proto
Sonoma County Clerk
& Registrar of Voters
*Posted by law in an adjudicated newspaper