Belvedere's Fire Measure renewal will be on the March 2024 ballot. The election takes place on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Find out more about the election and how to vote here.
The Belvedere Fire Measure renewal does not increase taxes. It simply allows the City to continue spending the Fire Tax revenues it already receives.
This legacy technical requirement stems from the fact that Belvedere’s Fire Tax was not introduced until 1980, one year after the State of California placed a limit on local government spending of tax proceeds at 1978-79 levels with indexation.
Spending above this "Gann Limit" must be approved by a simple majority vote of the electorate at least every four years. The current Belvedere Fire Measure expires on June 30, 2024.
This is the eleventh four-yearly renewal of the Fire Measure since 1984. It has received 76-96% support over the past ten renewals.