What kinds of projects and services would the tax measure fund?

If enacted, the measure would address residents’ safety priorities, including: 

  • Helping to prevent wildfires by removing flammable brush countywide from along our roads in our neighborhoods, around our cities and town, and near critical public infrastructure.
  • Improving evacuation routes to get residents out safely and quickly, and first responders in during an emergency.
  • Enhancing emergency communications, early warning and 911 response to quickly notify residents during a natural disaster.
  • Improving enforcement of fire safety laws and illegal campfires that increase the threat of wildfires countywide. 
  • Helping low-income seniors and people with disabilities maintain defensible space around their homes.
  • Providing free year-round green waste disposal and drop-off sites.

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1. What is Ready Nevada County: Preparing for the Future all about?
2. What community priorities have we heard so far?
3. What public safety needs must be addressed?
4. What about illegal camping and campfires?
5. Why do you want my feedback?
6. Why is the County proposing a tax measure now?
7. Why is additional funding needed? Hasn’t Nevada County been successful in millions of dollars of grant and congressional funding for these projects in our community?
8. Why is the County trying to raise our taxes?
9. Why are you trying to raise taxes when inflation is already making it difficult to afford essentials like food and gas?
10. How will a ½ cent sales tax impact my budget?
11. Why can’t the County live within its means like the rest of us?
12. What kinds of projects and services would the tax measure fund?
13. How will you choose which projects to fund? Will the tax measure fund projects in my neighborhood?
14. How will residents know that tax funds are being used appropriately?
15. Why is the County proposing a general sales tax and not a special purpose parcel tax?
16. What has the County done to get input from stakeholders like the cities or town? Were fire officials involved in these conversations?
17. How has the County included residents in the conversation around emergency services priorities?