NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Tuolumne County Fire Authority will hold a public hearing on March 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the Tuolumne County Administration Center located at 2 South Green Street, 4 th Floor, Sonora, California, to consider the following: Public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance imposing a special parcel tax for fire response, suppression, protection and prevention on all taxable real property within the boundaries of the Tuolumne County Fire Authority (TCFA), subject to voter approval. The TCFA jurisdiction and boundary where the parcel tax would be imposed includes all incorporated (city) and unincorporated areas of the County of Tuolumne except areas within the Twain Harte Community Services District, Strawberry Fire Protection District, and Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District. If adopted by the TCFA Board of Directors, the ordinance will be placed on the ballot at an all-mail special election to occur on June 8, 2021, and will become effective if it is adopted by two-thirds of the voters voting on the measure. The special parcel tax proposed would be at a rate of $75 per unimproved parcel and $150 per improved parcel, annually with a 2% annual inflation adjustment, providing $4,184,471 annually, and continuing until repealed by the voters. The tax would be collected in the same manner, and be subject to the same exemptions and exclusions, as local property taxes. Any persons affected by the above matter(s) may submit written comments to, or request a copy of the proposed ordinance from, the Secretary of the Authority before the hearing or may speak in support or opposition of the ordinance during the public hearing. The meeting will be physically closed to the public but the public is invited to participate through Microsoft Teams at or may call in for audio only at (209) 279-5158; Phone Conference ID# 906 950 107 Please send all written correspondence or requests for copies to: Tuolumne County Fire Authority Secretary, 2 South Green Street, 4 th Floor, Sonora, CA 95370 or (209) 533-6396. S/Liz Peterson Secretary, Tuolumne County Fire Authority Publication date: 2/23/21 The Union Democrat, Sonora, Ca