Plumas Votes Tomorrow, Statewide Ballot in March


With election day tomorrow in Plumas County, voters will decide on four local district fire protection and medical services measures specific to their regions. The Prattville Almanor Fire Protection District seeks approval for an indefinite special tax of $125 per year with annual adjustments up to 3% to support emergency medical response and fire protection.
In the Plumas Eureka Area, a measure aims to maintain local fire protection and medical response services through an annual special property tax, ensuring prompt care for various emergencies and helping manage insurance rates.

Chester Area’s Measure seeks partial funding for Chester Fire through a special tax that starts at $350 per parcel for 2023/24 and increases by $10 annually, capping at $400, generating over $550,000.

Eastern Plumas has two measures on the ballot: Measure E aims to establish the Beckwourth Peak Fire Protection District to address coverage, staffing, and financial challenges in the area. Measure F seeks approval of a special tax at a base rate of $110 for single-family homes under 1,800 sq ft, expected to generate $405,000 annually, with a provision for voter repeal.
All measures require a 2/3rd majority vote to pass; results can be followed on the county’s website, county of; if not already mailed in, your ballots can be dropped off at the Quincy courthouse.

At the state level, voters can prepare to cast their ballots in March; President of the CA Broadcasters Association and political analyst Joe Berry says Californians will look to vote on a last-minute legislative session bond proposition to significantly increase the state’s budget to address homelessness and mental health issues. The twenty-plus propositions that were slated for the March Ballot have been pushed off to November.

Berry says to be prepared for an interesting ballot once again this election cycle.