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Reno and Washoe County General Election 2008 - Washoe County Ballot Questions

Measures to Change Various Washoe County Laws and Regulations


Washoe County voters are going to have lots of candidate decisions to make this election cycle, starting with the president on down to the city council and school board members. We also have numerous ballot questions to decide, including those that would amend the Nevada Constitution and tax codes.

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    Washoe County Ballot Questions

    Voters are being asked to approve several questions altering various rules and regulations in Washoe County. Go to the Washoe County Ballot Questions web page to view information about these proposals.

    WCSD #1

    Summary: Shall the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County be authorized to adopt an ordinance imposing an additional one-quarter percent sales and use tax in Washoe County beginning on July 1, 2009, and impose an additional governmental services tax of one-half cent per $1.00 valuation of vehicles based in Washoe County beginning on July 1, 2009, for the purposes acquiring, constructing, improving and equipping school facilities for the Washoe County School District?

    RTC #2

    Summary: Shall the Washoe County Board of Commissioners impose an additional 1/8 of one per cent of general sales and use tax collected in the County as authorized under NRS377A to be used for public transit?

    WC #3

    Summary: Shall The Truckee Meadows Regional Plan be amended to reflect and to include a policy or policies requiring that local government land use plans be based upon and in balance with identified and sustainable water resources available within Washoe County?

    SFPD #4

    Summary: Shall the Sierra Fire Protection District be authorized to issue up to $5,200,000 of general obligation bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of acquiring, constructing, improving and equipping fire stations and acquiring fire engines and fire fighting equipment and to levy an additional property tax rate for the purpose of staffing, operating, maintaining and equipping the fire stations and acquiring and improving fire engines and fire fighting equipment of up to 4.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for a period of 30 years? The bonds are expected to require a property tax levy for 30 years. The bonds are estimated to result in an increase in the property taxes that the owner of a new $100,000 home will pay, which will average $4.74 per year. In addition, the cost of the property tax levy for the owner of a new $100,000 home is estimated to be $15.75 per year. If this question is approved by the voters, any property tax levied as authorized by this question will be outside of the caps on a taxpayer's liability for property (ad valorem) taxes established by the legislature in the 2005 session.

    RTC #5

    Summary: Shall the Washoe County Board of Commissioners seek state legislation for the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) to obtain necessary additional funding for transportation projects that will reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and repair and maintain roads in the Truckee Meadows?

    WC #6

    Summary: Do you support the imposition of an additional hotel and motel room tax of not more than 3 percent to be used in the first 2 years after imposition to avoid large cuts in the funding of education and other state programs and to be used thereafter to increase the funding of K-12 Education, specifically to improve student achievement and for salaries of non-administrative educational personnel?

    IVGID #7

    Summary: This question is advisory only: Do you support the reorganization of the Incline Village General Improvement District into the unincorporated Town of Incline Village?

    Source: Washoe County Registrar of Voters website.
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