The Kelseyville Fire Protection District (“District”) has been considering the formation of a Fire CFD to fund certain enhanced Fire and EMS services, as well as a fire station in the Soda Bay corridor. CivicMic has received some inquiries about the special election process. In this post, CivicMic provides clarification about the election procedure for the Kelseyville FPD special election.
Kelseyville FPD Special Election Procedure
The election procedure for the special election is governed by the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982, as amended. According to Government Code Section 53326 (a), it is legally feasible for the District to hold a special election that is not consolidated with the County’s election, in accordance with the Election Code requirements, as long as it is at least 90 days but not more than 180 days following the adoption of the Resolution of Formation. Since the election date of December 21, 2021, is 90 days after the adoption of the Resolution of Formation (September 22, 2021), it is within the window of legal viability for the District to hold the special election.
Since this special election is not consolidated with the County’s election, during this process the District Clerk will serve as the election’s official. Following the adoption of the Resolution Calling the Special Election, the District Clerk will request the list of registered voters from the County Registrar of Voters and ballots will be mailed to the residents on that list. Subsequently, following the return of the ballots, the District Clerk will canvass the election. In order for this measure to pass, two-thirds of votes must be in favor of the proposed Community Facilities District. MK Election services will be facilitating the election process.
If you are interested in learning more about proceedings as they pertain to Community Facilities Districts, please click here to read Section 53326 of the Government Code.
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