The Lancaster City Council has authorized a Special All Mail Ballot Election for Measure A – The Safe and Compassionate Community Act. This Measure, if approved by a two-thirds majority of voters, would fund: law enforcement, emergency shelter, housing, and supportive services available to homeless individuals and families, as well as homeless seniors and homeless veterans within the City.
Official ballots will be mailed by mid-September and must be returned to the Elections Official, postmarked by October 11 and received no later than October 14 to be counted. Ballots can also be dropped off on Election Day at the following official ballot-receiving locations:
Lancaster City Hall, 44933 Fern Avenue – 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Lancaster National Soccer Center, 43000 30th St. East – 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Prime Desert Woodlands Preserve, 43201 35th St. West – 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
For additional information regarding the election process, contact the City Clerk’s office at (661) 723-6020.
MEASURE A FACTS:
If Measure A is approved...
Local single-family home owners would pay $36 per unit/per year.
Apartment and other multi-family property owners would be assessed $36 per unit/per year.
Commercial properties would be assessed $144 per acre (or portion)/per year, not to exceed $1,000 per parcel.
Undeveloped land would be assessed at $183.60 per parcel/per year.
Seniors, age 62 or older, would be able to apply for a 50% discount for single-family ($18 per unit/per year) and undeveloped land ($91.80 per parcel/per year) properties.
An independent auditor and Volunteer Citizen Oversight Committee would oversee use of the funds.