Southern Marin Fire District is seeking a qualified candidate for the Oversight Committee
Southern Marin Fire has an established Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee and is seeking a candidate for this committee to replace a departed member.
Measure U ensures that the District is financially stable and able to continue offering firefighting, lifesaving response services and enhanced fire prevention efforts within the District. The Committee shall be composed of 5 members who are private citizens and who collectively represent the diversity of the Fire District. Members shall neither be elected officials nor public employees from any agency that either oversees or benefits from the proceeds of the parcel tax. Membership shall be limited to Southern Marin Fire Protection District residents and property taxpayers without economic interest in any of the Southern Marin Fire Protection District’s projects. Members will be required to comply with the disclosure and conflict of interest requirements of the Political reform Act of 1974, California Code Section 81000 et seq. (as amended).
- Term of seat: finish current term to September 2021 and then a 4-year term thereafter.
- Members shall be responsible for having a working knowledge of the establishing ordinance, Bylaws, and any other governing regulations that define and set forth the intent and purpose of their appointment and shall only represent and take action of matters related thereto.
- Members shall not misrepresent the scope of their influence or authority, in matters assigned, or represent recommendations of the Committee as Southern Marin Fire Protection District policy until such time as formal action has been taken by the SMFD Board of Directors.
- Regular meetings of the Committee shall be held, twice annually, on the third (3rd) Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Committee meeting shall be conducted at 28 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 2800, Sausalito, CA 94965 (or via Zoom due to COVID 19).
Please send a letter of intent and submit along with a resume to Human Resources Manager Liza Andre at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 28, 2021 at 2pm.
SOUTHERN MARIN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT RESIDENTS WANT FIRE/EMS SERVICES MAINTAINED RESIDENTS STRONGLY SUPPORT FIRE DISTRICT's EMERGENCY SERVICES - PASS MEASURE U.
Mill Valley, CA – In November 2018 the residents of the Southern Marin Fire District approved the passage of Measure - a parcel tax that would ensure no loss in existing services and would enhance wildfire prevention efforts.
A community survey was conducted February 23rd through March 1st 2018 by opinion research firm FM3 Research, who has extensive experience polling in Northern California Fire Districts. Residents expressed strong support for maintaining key emergency medical and fire protection services such as attracting and retaining qualified professional paramedics, maintaining high cardiac and stroke survivability standards, maintaining local fire protection and 9-1-1 response times, and improving the District’s ability to react to and contain wildland fires.
At the time of the survey Chief Chris Tubbs noted, “Over the last few years, we’ve worked hard to keep our residents safe, I’m thrilled that our residents feel protected and safe, particularly in light of last year’s wildland fires. We’re working hard to stay prepared for any situation. As we saw last October, we’re in danger if we’re not prepared, and this survey shows our services are highly valued.” “The American Heart Association says that brain deterioration starts four to six minutes after a person stops breathing,” added Chief Tubbs. “Unfortunately, the average 9-1-1 emergency response times in our community are longer, and 65% of our calls are medical emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes.” Chief Tubbs continued, “We need to continue to make sure our residents receive emergency medical care quickly and prevent response times from getting longer.”
Revenues from the Special Tax, including penalties and interst thereon, shall be used for fire protection and emergency services, inclduign but not limited to:
1. Maintaining Local Emergency Medical Services
2. Attracting and Retaining Qualified Professional Paramedics
3. Maintaining High Cardiac and Stroke Survivability Standards
4. Maintaining Local fire Protection
5. Maintaining Current 9-1-1 fire response times and,
6. Improving the District's ability to react to and contain wildland fires.
The Implemenation of this measure included the requirement for a Citizen Oversight Committee. The meeting agendas, minutes, and reports of this committee will be posted to the District's website.