OAKHURST — “Back the Badge, Support Madera County’s First Responders” is the theme of Saturday’s Kick-off Campaign for Measure L in Oakhurst.
The campaign committee and its volunteers are off-duty firefighters and deputies, and supporters who will gather at the former Blockbuster storefront in the Vons Shopping Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. to organize a precinct walk in the mountain area.
Supporters will talk to voters of Madera County about the proposed Public Safety Sales Tax, titled Measure L, which will go before voters in a special election on Mar. 7.
Prior to the precinct walk, campaign volunteers and interested members of the public will discuss Measure L and answer questions over coffee and doughnuts.
After the precinct walk, campaign committee members will provide hotdogs and hamburgers free of charge. No campaign activities are funded at taxpayer expense.
Measure L is a dedicated tax designed to increase funding for the Madera County Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office. Because it can only be spent for public safety and revenue does not go into the general fund, a two-thirds majority is required for the measure to pass. Supporters believe strongly that if people really understand the measure, and the challenges faced by the Madera County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office, they will support it.
“This issue is too important to cast an uninformed vote,” say organizers.
To learn more about Measure L, click here.