Library tax highlights June 2 ballot
Truckee residents face an array of ballot measures and candidates when they head to the polls Tuesday, June 2.
Among those choices is Measure B, which would implement a one-eighth-cent sales tax to fund the county library system.
The Measure B sales tax is expected to generate about $900,000 yearly – which would almost double the current county-wide budget for the library system. County librarian Francisco Pinneli has assured Truckee residents that sales tax revenue generated in Truckee (estimated at 24 percent of the total) will be returned to fund the Truckee library branch.
Those funds would allow the library to operate for longer hours, buy more books and hire additional full time personnel, including a children’s librarian.
Truckee voters also have their choice of a several candidates in the county election, with candidates running for Nevada County Sheriff, municipal court judge, district attorney, clerk-recorder, and assessor.
Voters in some areas of Truckee will also cast ballots for the Placer County Superintendent of Schools.
In the race for the Nevada County Sheriff’s position,
incumbent Sheriff Troy Arbaugh of Grass Valley will square off against challenger Keith Royal, a sheriff’s administrative lieutenant, also of Grass Valley.
Incumbent Judge Al Dover of Nevada City and challenger Leland Moglen of Nevada County are running for county municipal judge.
Five people are competing for in the assessor’s race – Placer County appraiser Dale Flippin of Lake of the Pines, Nevada City Assessor’s System Administrator Art Green of Nevada City, former county supervisor Todd Juvinall of Nevada City, attorney Michael Lasich of Penn Valley and appraiser Ben Nowland of Nevada City.
Attorney Jim Dremman of Grass Valley is running against incumbent Nevada County District Attorney Michael Ferguson.
Three women and one man are campaigning for the position of Nevada County Clerk-Recorder, vacated by Bruce Bolinger, who is retiring this year. Candidates for the position include deputy elections clerk Deni Dax of the Nevada County Clerk Recorder’s Office, mortgage broker Steave Evans of Grass Valley, corporate office manager Barbara Hunyada of Grass Valley, and former news director Lorraine Jewett-Burdick, also of Grass Valley.
Placer County School Superintendent candidates include Bud Nobili of Roseville, currently Placer’s chief deputy school superintendent; businessman Toby Richardson of Newcastle, and Leo Sandoval of Roseville, a retired assistant director of the California State Department of education.
Running unopposed in the election are Nevada County Auditor Bruce Bielefelt of Rough and Ready and Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector E. Christina Dabis.
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