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June 5, 2018 Special Municipal Election

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Resolution Calling Election
Ordinance – Full Text of Measure
Notice of Election
City Attorney’s Impartial Analysis
Argument in Favor of Measure G
No argument against was submitted; therefore, no rebuttal.
Staff report and resolution declaring canvass of returns

Election Results:

San Rafael voters approved Measure G.

At the Council meeting of July 16, 2018, the City Council adopted a resolution declaring canvass of returns and results of the consolidated special municipal election held on June 5, 2018. The City of San Rafael voters approved the Measure G with the required two-thirds majority vote, and adopted a new Ordinance adding Chapter 3.40 to the San Rafael Municipal Code entitled "Cannabis Industry Tax".

Measure G Ballot Language

“To maintain/enhance City of San Rafael services, with funding that cannot be taken by Sacramento, including: enhancing police and fire services, repairing potholes/maintaining streets, enhancing community centers, and administering a cannabis oversight program; shall the City of San Rafael’s ordinance levying, until repealed, a tax of up to 8% on cannabis (marijuana) businesses’ gross receipts in the city, eventually ramping up to approximately $1,000,000 in new funding annually, requiring independent citizen oversight and financial audits be adopted?”

On March 5, 2018 the City Council adopted a resolution proposing a Special Municipal Election be held on June 5, 2018, submitting the Special Commercial Cannabis Business Tax measure to the voters at that election, requesting consolidation of the City’s election with other elections occurring on that date, requesting election services from the County and directing the City Attorney to prepare an impartial analysis of the measure for the voter materials.

On March 19, 2018 the City Council accepted an Impartial Analysis from the City Attorney.


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