Secretary of State No.
FIRE, POLICE, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Prohibits reduction, except by two-thirds vote of qualified electors voting, of fire protection, police protection, and emergency medical services in any city, county, city and county, or special district below level existing either on June 30, 1978 or date this amendment adopted, whichever is higher. Requires Legislature to enact all necessary implementing legislation. Declares intent that state, city and county funds be first applied to maintain these levels of protection. Declares intent that reorganization or consolidation of police or fire entity not affect protection levels required. Financial impact: Either a substantial but indeterminable increase in local governmental costs, or a shift in funding from other local programs to fire, police, and emergency services. No direct impact on state costs.
Walter P. Meagher, P.O. Box 666, Big Bear Lake, Ca 92315
Failed to Qualify
Fire, Police, And Emergency Medical Services California Initiative 211 (1979).