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What happens if the Fire Measure fails?

If a simple majority of Belvedere voters do not support the Fire Measure, the City cannot spend the Fire Tax revenue it collects – beginning in FY 2024-25. Fire Tax receipts account for $1.1 million of the current-year $10.3 million City budget ($8.1 million budget net of TFPD contract costs). In such an event, the City would potentially no longer be able to fund core services such as local police and capital improvements.

If, within two years, the City cannot successfully pass a Fire Measure, it is required by law to remit unspent Fire Tax receipts back to taxpayers.

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