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File #: 19-1047    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/1/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/16/2019 Final action: 7/16/2019
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board discuss and provide direction to staff on proposed ballot measure and benefit assessment options to address specific Board priorities, as previously proposed or discussed by the Board, and on Charter amendments related to prior Board discussion regarding non-constitutional, elected official positions. These items have previously been proposed for consideration by voters during the 2020 elections. (Est. Time: 1 Hr.) FUNDING: General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - 18-0988 - Staff Analysis of Committee Recommendations 3.20, 2. Public Comment Rcvd 7-16-19, 3. Public Comment Rcvd 7-16-19, 4. Public Comment Rcvd 7-15-19 BOS 7-16-19, 5. Public Comment Rcvd 7-12-19 BOS 7-16-19
Related files: 18-0988, 18-1289, 18-0987, 18-1921, 19-0513, 19-0774, 18-0143, 19-1389, 19-1396
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board discuss and provide direction to staff on proposed ballot measure and benefit assessment options to address specific Board priorities, as previously proposed or discussed by the Board, and on Charter amendments related to prior Board discussion regarding non-constitutional, elected official positions. These items have previously been proposed for consideration by voters during the 2020 elections. (Est. Time: 1 Hr.)

FUNDING: General Fund.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Over the past two years, the Board and County staff have discussed several potential ballot measures for the 2020 Elections. The Chief Administrative Office is seeking the Board’s direction on which, if any, ballot measures to define, analyze, and prepare for the ballot, and the timing for each measure. Below is a brief description of each potential ballot measure.

1. Sales Tax Ballot Measure to Support Road Maintenance & Improvements

At the April 9, 2019 Board of Supervisor’s Meeting (Legistar Item 19-0513), the Director of Transportation presented the Board with a summary of the state of the County Road Fund, which is predicted to fall short by $2.8 million in Fiscal Year 2020-21. The Director presented several funding options including grant funding, County Services Area expansions, a motor vehicle registration fee, Transient Occupancy Tax increase, the use of Tribe agreement funding for roads, and a sales tax measure that would enable the County to qualify for additional funding from the State.

The Board directed staff to explore the feasibility of a ballot measure that would qualify El Dorado County as a self-help county according to Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1). Counties in which voters have approved sales taxes, parcel or property taxes, voter-approved tolls, or developer fees solely dedicated to transportation are eligible for funding through the Local Partnership Program. Because El Dorado County does not c...

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