By now you have seen the signs, the Facebook events for candidate forums, and even early endorsements from advocacy and trade organizations. You may know that there is an election, but do you know what is at stake?
The following offices are up for grabs on June 5th:
COUNTY NONPARTISAN OFFICES
Nevada County Supervisor, District 3; full term, 4 years. Candidates: Dan Miller, Hilary Hodge
Nevada County Supervisor, District 4; full term, 4 years. Candidates: Sue Hoek
Nevada County Assessor; full term, 4 years. Candidates: Sue Horne
Nevada County Auditor-Controller; full term, 4 years. Candidates: Marcia L. Salter
Nevada County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar; full term, 4 years. Candidates: Gregory J. Diaz, Elise Strickler, Mary Anne Davis
Nevada County District Attorney; full term, 4 years. Candidates: Glenn Jennings, Cliff Newell
Nevada County Sheriff/Coroner/PA; full term, 4 years. Candidates: John Foster, Shannan Moon, Bill Smethers
Nevada County Superintendent of Schools; full term, 4 years. Candidates: Scott W. Lay
Nevada County Treasurer/Tax Collector; full term, 4 years. Candidates: Tina M. Vernon
Superior Court Judge Seat 1; full term, 6 years. Candidates: Thomas M. Anderson
Superior Court Judge Seat 2; full term, 6 years. Candidates: Robert L. Tamietti
Superior Court Judge Seat 3; full term, 6 years. Candidates: B. Scott Thomsen
MUNICIPAL NONPARTISAN OFFICES
Nevada City, 2 City Council seats; full term, 4 years. Candidates: Evans Phelps, Pauli Halstead, Erin Minnet, Duane Strawser
Nevada City, City Treasurer; full term, 4 years. Candidates: David McKay, Neil Locke
Grass Valley School District Measure D
“To repair aging classrooms / leaky roofs / old facilities, and provide a safe, quality learning environment for current and future students, shall Grass Valley Elementary School District’s measure to issue $18.8 million in bonds at legal interest rates, with projected tax rates of 2.4¢ per $100 of assessed property valuation while bonds are outstanding (averaging approximately $1.05 million annually), and requiring audits / oversight, all funds spent locally on elementary / middle schools, and no money for administrators’ salaries / pensions be adopted?”
Grass Valley City Measure E
“Shall the measure expand funding for such general fund purposes as increased police and fire services, enhancing parks and recreational services, and improving streets and sidewalks, with all funds staying local and all expenditures subject to an annual audit by an independent citizen oversight committee, repealing the existing ½ percent City transaction and use (sales) tax, and replacing it with an ongoing 1 percent sales tax, which will raise approximately $5,400.000 annually, be adopted?”
City of Nevada City Measure F
“Shall the measure of the City of Nevada City to tax cannabis (marijuana) businesses to fund general municipal expenses such as police, fire, streets and recreation at annual rates not to exceed $7.00 per canopy square foot for cultivation (adjustable for inflation), 8% of gross receipts for retail cannabis businesses, and 6% for all other cannabis businesses; generating approximately $120,000 to $135,000 annually be levied until repealed by voters for the City Council, be adopted?”
The last day to register to vote in the June 5, 2018 Direct Primary is May 21, 2018. In the following 14 day period through Election Day, an individual may go to any vote center to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot.
Staring Saturday, May 26, 2018 two vote centers will be open for a minimum of 8 hours per day: Eric Rood Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 210 Nevada City, CA 95959; and Truckee Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161
Starting Saturday, June 2, 2018, seven vote centers will be open in total for a minimum of 8 hours per day.
Gold Miner’s Inn, 121 Bank St, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Best Western Gold Country Inn, 972 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945
SPD Market, Grass Valley – drop off box – 129 W McKnight Way, Grass Valley, CA 95949
Save Mart – drop off box – 12054 Nevada City Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Eric Rood Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 210 Nevada City, CA 95959
Penn Valley Fire Department, 10513 Spenceville Rd. Penn Valley, CA 95946
Holiday Market – drop off box – 11324 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946
Higgins Lion Community Center, 22490 E Hacienda Dr, Grass Valley, CA 95949
On Election Day, June 5, 2018, seven vote centers (same as above) will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Vote-By-Mail ballots cast for the Statewide Direct Primary Election will commence on May 7, 2018, or at any time thereafter in the Nevada County Elections Office.
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