Auditor Seeks “Con” Writers for Voters’ Pamphlet Statements

Posted August 4, 2021 at 5:38 am by

The San Juan Coun­ty Audi­tor is seek­ing vol­un­teers to write oppos­ing argu­ments to bal­lot mea­sures in the Novem­ber 2021 Gen­er­al Elec­tion.  The argu­ments will be pub­lished in print and online ver­sions of the Vot­ers’ Pamphlet.

Lopez Sol­id Waste Dis­pos­al Dis­trict is propos­ing a tax levy of $.081201 cents per $1,000 assessed val­ue to gen­er­ate $105,000 for the tax year 2022.  The levy will sup­port oper­a­tions and cap­i­tal improve­ments for the District.

Orcas Island Park & Rec Dis­trict is propos­ing a six-year levy in the amount of $0.15 per $1,000 assessed val­ue.  The levy will be used to con­tin­ue to pro­vide recre­ation­al ser­vices, pro­gram, and parks for Orcas Island citizens.

The San Juan Island Fire Dis­trict is run­ning an elec­tion to add a $0.50 levy to add Emer­gency Med­ical Ser­vices (EMS) to the dis­trict.  The levy would begin in tax year 2023, coin­ci­dent with the expi­ra­tion of the EMS levy at the San Juan Island Hos­pi­tal District. 

The San Juan Island Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict is propos­ing a levy lid lift to $0.70 per $1,000 assessed val­ue.  The levy will be used to acquire a long-term care facil­i­ty, as well as to main­tain and improve the health care ser­vices of the district.

The San Juan Coun­ty Char­ter Review Com­mit­tee is send­ing six pro­posed Home Rule Char­ter amend­ments to the ballot:

  1. Intro to Char­ter: Acknowl­edg­ment, Pre­am­ble, and Dec­la­ra­tion of Com­mu­ni­ty Values
  2. Term Lim­its for Coun­cil Members
  3. Cli­mate and Envi­ron­ment Commission
  4. Ini­tia­tives and Referendums
  5. Nondis­crim­i­na­tion in the Exer­cise of Coun­ty Pow­ers and Per­for­mance of its Duties
  6. Jus­tice, Equi­ty, and Inclu­sion Commission

The pro­posed amend­ments for all dis­tricts can be found, in full length, at  All ten mea­sures have “pro” com­mit­tees and are in need of “con” com­mit­tees to sup­ply state­ments against the measures.

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