SHELTER COVE, CA. – Shelter Cove and Whitethorn residents will have the opportunity to vote on Measure B on Tuesday, to decide whether or not to increase property taxes to allow for more fire protection and emergency services.
As of now, residential dwellings, commercial residential, commercial buildings, vacant residential and vacant commercial parcels are all taxed the same rate, at $25 dollars per fiscal year.
The proposed tax would raise residential dwelling taxes to $125 per year, commercial residential and commercial buildings to $250 per year, and vacant residential and commercial parcels to $99 a year.
The current tax was put into effect 22 years ago, and if increases are approved, the Shelter Cove Fire Department would be able to use the money for operation and emergency medical services.