Measure T (Commercial Cannabis Tax Measure)
2018 Measure T Background
On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, the City Council approved Resolution 2018-46, which will place Measure T on the November 6, 2018 ballot that will submit to the voters of the City, an ordinance that would establish taxes applicable to all commercial cannabis operations in the City, whether or not such operations are currently allowed, authorized, or permitted pursuant to the Hesperia Municipal Code.
Measure T Ballot Information
Measure T will establish a permanent tax of 1% to 6% of revenues on all commercial cannabis businesses, except cultivation, and a tax of up to $15 per square foot of space used for commercial cannabis cultivation per fiscal year as may be increased annually by increases in the consumer price index. It will raise approximately $154,000 annually to be spent for unrestricted general revenue purposes, including public safety services and public works improvements.
Argument Dates and Impartial Analysis
Arguments in favor of and in opposition to Measure T and rebuttal arguments shall be permitted and accepted in accordance with Elections Code Sections 9282 and 9285(a). The deadline for submittal of direct arguments to the City Clerk shall be August 10, 2018. The deadline for rebuttal arguments to the City Clerk shall be August 20, 2018.
Pursuant to Elections Code Section 9280, the City Clerk, upon adoption of this Resolution, will transmit a copy of the Measure T to the City Attorney, and the City Attorney shall prepare an impartial analysis of Measure T. The impartial analysis will show the effect of the measure on the existing law and operation of the measure by close of business on August 10, 2018.
For further information, please review the resolution and proposed ordinance below.
Deadlines Related to Measure T
- August 10, 2018
- City Attorney’s impartial analysis to the City Clerk
- Deadline for submitting direct arguments to the City Clerk
- August 20, 2018
- Deadline for submitting rebuttal arguments to the City Clerk