After months of outreach to the community and cannabis business stakeholders, the South Lake Tahoe City Council placed Measure G on the November 8 all mail ballot for voter consideration. Also known as the South Lake Tahoe Cannabis Funding/ Taxation Measure, Measure G would convert the city’s existing cannabis annual fee to a comparable gross receipts and cultivation tax, without impacting any other existing cannabis regulations.
OFFICIAL MEASURE G BALLOT QUESTION
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE CANNABIS FUNDING/ TAXATION MEASURE: Shall the measure to maintain essential services such as wildfire prevention, safety, snow removal, road repair, youth programs, other general services by converting existing cannabis business fees to a gross receipts tax up to 6% on retail/distribution/manufacturing, $20/square foot of canopy on cultivation, providing approximately $950,000 annually until ended by voters, continuing regulations/limits on cannabis businesses, requiring public spending disclosure, all funds for South Lake Tahoe, be adopted?
If you are a member of a civic organization and would like to receive an informational presentation regarding South Lake Tahoe’s current challenges and Measure G, please contact the City's Public Relations department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY PROTECTIONS
Measure G was carefully crafted after months of public input and stakeholder and business engagement.
This tax would be a general tax that is not legally restricted to particular uses. To ensure that money will be spent as promised, however, Measure G includes accountability requirements including public disclosure of all spending and annual independent financial audits and performance reports, which will be available online, and all money will be used in South Lake Tahoe and cannot be taken the county, state of federal governments.
Please participate and make an informed decision in the upcoming election as we work to keep South Lake Tahoe a great place to live, do business, and raise a family. In addition to Measure G, voters will also have an opportunity to vote for three local City Council seats, the City Clerk, and the City Treasurer.
For more information about how to vote, please visit the City Clerk's webpage: Elections and Campaign Disclosures.