Measure L in a Nutshell
Measure L Funds are Committed to Public Safety Only
Spending is Supervised by Citizens Oversight Committee
The Right Plan to keep Madera County Safe
How Measure L will help…
Measure L will Provide 3 New Fire Stations and Engines, provide 2 firefighters on duty 24/7 in Bass Lake, North Fork, and Chowchilla/Fairmead.
Measure L will increase staffing to 2 firefighters at 5 additional stations providing for 2 career firefighters on duty at each station 24/7, totaling 25 additional full-time firefighters.
Improved response times and safer working conditions.
Currently, Madera County Fire calls for emergency response, structure fires, rescue, vehicle accidents, and medical assistance are each fielded by one career firefighter to respond. This stretches resources thin during peak fire season.
Measure L will provide funding for Paid Call Firefighters (PCF) Training, Response and Equipment. Currently, PCFs are not reimbursed for medical emergency calls, which account for more than 70% of county fire calls.
9 new Sheriff’s Deputies will be hired as a result of Measure L, and will result in a 10% increase in deputies for the department. Seven deputies will be hired the first year after implementation, and two more will be added in the next few years.
The additional Deputy Sheriffs will be assigned to patrol which will improve response times and safer working conditions.
At the discretion of the Sheriff, special units will be utilized in rural and mountain areas to focus on crime patterns such as package theft and agriculture theft, depending on the needs of the community.
Measure L will fund critical training and equipment to improve the capability of Deputy Sheriffs.
Join us at a Public Safety Forum
North Fork Rancheria Community Center · 6:30 p.m.
Ranchos Middle School · 6:30 p.m.
Community Center of Oakhurst · 6:30 p.m.
Coarsegold Community Center · 6:30 p.m.
Leaders for Christ Raymond · 6:30 p.m.
Wilson Middle School Cafeteria, Chowchilla · 6:30 p.m.