Kelseyville FPD Special Election

Kelseyville FPD Special Election

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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3 thoughts on “Kelseyville FPD Special Election”

  1. The fee schedule is unfair to persons who own properties that are unimproved and don’t live in the area who are not registered voters in the area 1/2 of the lots in the Kelseyville Riviera are unimproved with no structures but are still held a strict guidelines of fire abatement so there’s nothing there to burn or utilize EMT services Taxes on top of taxes

  2. I believe there were several requests during the public meeting to consider using the previous tax rates disclosed as $194 for residential parcels and $49 for vacant parcels. It appeared that this pricing structure was acceptable to more property owners in the proposed Kelseyville FPD. Am I correct in thinking that this suggestion was declined? It appears the proposal is remaining at $175 for residential and vacant lots alike. Is that correct? If so, I fear that this special election will be less likely to pass. 😟

    1. Hi Susan,

      The final figure is actually $173.93 for residential and vacant lots. In regards to the suggestion you are mentioning, there was actually only one public request for this change. There were no further requests for this change during our community meetings. The District did not want to make a change to the rates that had already been disbursed to the public. The District also believes that the vacant properties are at a higher risk of fire hazards than residential or agricultural properties, due to the fact that a majority of them are overgrown and not mitigated throughout the year.

      Hope this helps!

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