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First Nevada City Measure C open house slated for Sept. 17

schedule of meetings:

— 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Fire Station 54, 201 Providence Mine Road

— 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, City Hall Police Bay (on Spring Street)

— 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, City Hall Police Bay

— 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, Fire Station 54, 201 Providence Mine Road

— 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, Seaman’s Lodge, 421 Nimrod St.

More information available on: http://nevadacityca.gov/pview.aspx?id=20810&catid=565

Residents interested in learning more about a Nevada City tax measure that will go to voters for approval during the November election can do so during a series of open houses scheduled to take place between September and November.

“It’s really an opportunity to share information about the measure, and what it would give, so we scheduled five open houses,” said Nevada City Manager Mark Prestwich, “We try to schedule them at different locations around town, to make it convenient for the community to pop in and learn about the measure.”

The first meeting is slated for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fire Station 54, located at 201 Providence Mine Road.



If approved by two-thirds of Nevada City voters on Nov. 8, Measure C will raise sales tax to 8.875 percent until March 31, 2018, at which time the tax rate will go back to the current 8.5 percent.

“It’s really an opportunity to share information about the measure, and what it would give, so we scheduled five open houses.”Mark PrestwichNevada City manager

The measure would help generate $432,000 in fiscal year 2016-2017. Around $275,000 of the revenue will be used to fund three full-time firefighters at Fire Station 54, $120,000 will go to the police department for a foot-patrol officer. The remaining $37,000 would be allocated to the police and fire departments for equipment, training as well as facility maintenance.




For more information about Measure C, please visit: http://nevadacityca.gov/.

A staff member from the Nevada County elections office told The Union Wednesday that only one argument in favor of the measure has been submitted so far. The office has yet to receive an argument against the measure.

Representatives of the fire and police departments as well as city administration staff will host the Saturday meeting, Prestwich said. The open house will be drop-in, so attendees can come in at their convenience.

To contact Staff Writer Teresa Yinmeng Liu, please email tliu@theunion.com, or call 530-477-4236.


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