Election 2014: Five Tahoe-Truckee races on tap; seven file for hospital
August 25, 2014
Oct. 6 – Oct. 28: Vote-by-mail ballot period application and mailing period
Oct. 20: Last day to register to vote in the general election
Nov. 4: Election day
TAHOE/TRUCKEE — Of the 16 North Tahoe/Truckee districts races on the Nov. 4 ballot, five will be contested, including seven candidates for the Tahoe Forest Hospital District.
Below is a list of the local races, candidates, local measures and important election dates:
CONTESTED LOCAL RACES
Tahoe Forest Hospital District: three, four-year seats. Running: Dale Chamblin (incumbent); John R. Falk, of Truckee; Mark Spohr, of Carnelian Bay; Charles Zipkin, of Truckee; Greg Jellinek, of Truckee; Edward Charles Hughes, of Tahoe City; Ronda Brooks, (hometown or PO Box not listed). Incumbents not running: Roger Kahn and Larry Long
Truckee Town Council: three, four-year seats. Running: Mark Brown (incumbent), Patrick Flora (incumbent), Carolyn Wallace Dee (incumbent), Morgan Goodwin, of Truckee, and Jamie Brimer, of Truckee.
Truckee Fire Protection District: three, four-year seats. Running: Paul D. Wilford (incumbent), Gerald W. Herrick (incumbent), Victor R. Hernandez (incumbent) and Gary Botto, of Truckee.
Tahoe City Public Utility District: two, four-year seats. Running: Lou Reinkens (incumbent), Dan Wilkins (incumbent), Stu Dalie, of Homewood; John Pang, of Olympic Valley; and Paul Joslin, of Tahoe City.
North Tahoe Public Utility District: Seat 3, a four-year seat. Running: Sue Daniels (incumbent) and Sarah Coolidge, (hometown or PO Box not listed).
UNCONTESTED LOCAL RACES
Tahoe Truckee Unified School District: three, four-year seats. Running: Kim Szczurek, trustee area 1 (incumbent); Gaylan Larson, trustee area 4 (incumbent); and Dianna C. Driller, trustee area 5 (incumbent).
Truckee-Donner Park & Recreation District: three, four-year seats. Running: Kristin York (incumbent), Kevin Murphy (incumbent) and Peter Werbel (incumbent).
Truckee Tahoe Airport District: two, four-year seats. Running: James Morrison (incumbent) and John B. Jones Jr. (incumbent).
Truckee Donner Public Utility District: two, four-year seats. Running: Tony Laliotis (incumbent) and Paul B. Warmerdam, of Truckee. Incumbent not running: J. Ron Hemig.
Truckee Sanitary District: three, four-year seats. Running: Nelson Van Gundy (incumbent), Ronald Sweet (incumbent) and Jerry Gilmore (incumbent).
Donner Summit Public Utility District: two, four-year seats. Running: Phil Gamick (incumbent) and Alex Medveczky (incumbent).
Squaw Valley Public Service District: two, four-year seats. Running: Dale Cox (incumbent) and Brian Sheehan (incumbent).
North Tahoe Public Utility District: Seat 4, a four-year seat. Running: S. Lane Lewis (incumbent).
North Tahoe Fire Protection District: two, four-year seats. Running: Russell Potts for area 2 (incumbent) and Logan Carnell, of Tahoe City, for area 4. Incumbent not running: Don Hale (area 4).
Northstar Community Services District: three, four-year seats. Running Nancy Ives (incumbent), Cathy Stewart (incumbent) and Darrell Allan Smith (incumbent).
Alpine Springs County Water District: three, four-year seats. Running: Janet Grant (incumbent), Evan Salke (incumbent) and Christine Mixon York, of Olympic Valley. Incumbent not running: Donald Priest.
MEASURES U, E
Tahoe Truckee Unified School District has placed two general obligation bonds — one for $114 million for the Truckee area, the other at $62 million for lakeside schools — on the ballot to finance school campus and building improvements.
The estimated tax rate for the $114M bond (Measure U, shared with Nevada and Placer counties) is $48.25 per $100,000 of assessed property value for fiscal year 2015-16.
The smaller bond (Measure E, shared with Placer County and portions of El Dorado County) would carry roughly $29.75 per $100,000 of assessed value. Taxpayers would pay off the bonds over 33 years.
The larger bond encompasses the town of Truckee, Soda Springs, Martis Valley/Northstar and small unincorporated sections of Placer and Nevada counties, while the other is for projects within the district's lakeside boundaries, including Olympic Valley, Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Tahoma.
To pass, Measure U and E need 55 percent support in the general election from registered voters within TTUSD.
Nevada County is proposing Measure S, which would repeal and establish new regulations for medical marijuana cultivation regarding the size, location and manner in which it can be done in the county.
Placer County is proposing Measure B, which would limit the Board of Supervisors salary to no more than the average salary of county supervisors in the neighboring El Dorado, Nevada and Sacramento counties.