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Fire Annexation: 8 Days LEFT

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lareeadair


Joined: Dec 12, 2011
Posts: 2
The deadline is fast approaching for signatures to get FIre Annexation on the ballot. If you have not signed and wish to do so, visit the resident-run web site, SausalitoFireVote.com, which includes the signature form. There is much misinformation flying around. The key thing to remember is this: Despite assertions to the contrary, not all the numbers are known as of Feb. 4, 2012, and an indepedent analysis was never conducted. It is regrettable to see false claims and fear tactics being used to kill this ballot effort. Residents deserve full debate with rigourous disclosure because once annexation happens there is no going back.
lareeadair


Joined: Dec 12, 2011
Posts: 2
An Update on Fire Annexation: Dear Sausalito Resident, The Registrar of Voters has announced there is a total signature count of 1,970 signatures, however these signatures have not yet been validated. The validation process could take 2 weeks or more. At least 1,275 valid signatures are required to get a ballot vote. A signature is valid if the signer is registered to vote in Sausalito. Also, Mayor Kelly and a petition-blocking campaign encouraged residents to revoke their signatures (I have heard there were 56 revoked signatures.) One thing is clear: Getting signatures for the right to vote on fire annexation was an amazing achievement because these signatures had to be collected within a tight timeline - approximately 8 weeks. And this timeline was during the holidays when residents were on vacation. Then when residents returned from the holidays, they were bombarded by an expensive petition-blocking campaign. The odds were stacked against a ballot vote, which required 1 in every 4 registered voters to sign. Congratulations to resident John Flavin for leading the charge on this grassroots resident campaign, and many thanks to Kate Flavin who rallied citizen leaders to help collect signatures on this high stakes issue. And most of all, thanks to the residents of Sausalito. If the signature count is successful and puts annexation on the November ballot, then there will be time for the city to form an independent volunteer resident group to do an unbiased analysis of all options and numbers, including pension / OPEB exposure risks to taxpayers. Then our residents will be able to vote for or against annexation and decide on the fate of nearly half our town's property tax revenue fully informed and educated on this issue. Thank you, Linda Pfeifer Sausalito City Council
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