Help us Defend Measure A

An anti-tax measure headed to the November ballot in California would repeal Measure A and similar local citizen initiatives passed since 2022 and also set a two-thirds super majority requirement for citizen tax initiatives. To help us defeat this threat to our local control, click the donate button above or use our contact form.

As of April, the anti-tax measure does not have a ballot identifier. Its backers call it the “Taxpayer Protection Act.” The California Secretary of State tracking number is Initiative 1935. Look it up online to learn more.

 

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Save our Fire Departments

Ten fire departments protect Calaveras County, responding each year to thousands of medical emergencies, vehicle fires, structure fires and wildland fires. They need our help to be able to keep enough firefighters available and ready to respond 24/7. So we are acting as citizens to take care of our community and to protect our lives and properties.

Ten fire departments protect Calaveras County. They are the first to respond to medical emergencies, vehicle extrications, accidents, structure and wildland fires, rescue operations and public assists.

Local fire departments are independent entities not funded by other governments and most in Calaveras County rely on donations and volunteers to serve our communities.

Those firefighters who respond to your calls are trained professionals, who pass a rigorous 6-week Academy and some have years of experience, which are critical for times when we need help.

Calaveras County’s local fire protection agencies are underfunded

They depend on volunteer firefighters. It is becoming more difficult to recruit and retain volunteers. Many able-bodied adults can’t volunteer because they need to work full time. Young trainees make up a significant portion of the volunteers. Yet they often leave within a few years to seek employment.

Calaveras County fire agencies depend on each other.

Many engines are only staffed with two firefighters, so it is not until a second engine arrives that enough firefighters are on hand (four) to safely make an interior attack on a structure fire. Most of the time, the second, third and fourth engines on scene are from agencies outside the local district. 

Help our firefighters to help us

This measure would provide funding to improve emergency response in all nine local fire districts as well as the municipal fire department in Angels Camp. Based on actual sales tax distributions, a 1-cent-per-dollar sales tax during the 2020-21 fiscal year would have provided $5.68 million, enough when distributed to allow each fire agency to address its needs

Click Below for a PowerPoint on how Measure A funds safety and saves lives

Testimonials

My property (no house then) burned in the Butte Fire. Two years ago it almost burned again with the Electra Fire, coming up the canyon toward Boston Yale (Moke Hill). So I support our fire stations. With air support and the folks on the ground they save our houses (and yes I live here now). This was shot on a phone right from my deck, turn your audio up and watch.
– Carrie

Benefits of the Calaveras Local
Fire Protection Tax Initiative

A stable source of funding for first-line fire agencies.

Faster and expanded mutual aid response for larger emergencies within our County

Giving districts the ability to keep experienced firefighters.

Creating living wage jobs for young adults in Calaveras County.

Keeping local firefighters here in-county at times when Cal Fire sends its resources elsewhere.

Calaveras County’s local fire protection agencies are
underfunded

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Calaveras Local Fire Protection Committee (The Yes on Measure A Campaign) does not share consumer information with third parties for marketing purposes.

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