Coastal voters in northern Sonoma and southern Mendocino counties passed two measures related to emergency medical services in a special election on Tuesday.
Measure B asked voters in the Coast Life Support District to allow Redwood Coast Medical Services' emergency medical teams in a Gualala clinic to provide urgent medical care services at any time of the day.
The measure passed with a 693-58 vote, or 92.3 percent support, according to preliminary election results. It will amend 1997's Measure O tax, which provided for services "after hours."
Measure C, which passed with a 611-135 vote, or 81.9 percent support according to unofficial results, asked voters in the Coast Life Support District to repeal an existing $32 per-parcel annual tax and replace it with an annual $44 per parcel tax for the ambulance, life support and transportation services. It required two-thirds approval.
The Coast Life Support District was formed in 1986. It provides ambulance service to a 60-mile coastal stretch along state Highway 1.
— Bay City News
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