NOTICE OF CITY MEASURE ELECTION
CITY OF HILLSBORO
Pursuant to Chapter 1.12.180 of the Hillsboro Municipal Code, notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, a measure election will be held in the City of Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon. The City General Election will be held concurrently with the General State and County Election. The following shall be the ballot title for the measure to be submitted to the City’s voters on this date:
Authorizing tax on recreational retail sales of marijuana items
Shall Hillsboro impose a tax on the sale of marijuana items sold by recreational retailers as permitted by state law?
Under a state law, cities may adopt ordinances imposing up to a three percent tax or fee on the sale of recreational marijuana items in the city by state-licensed marijuana retailers as long as the ordinance is referred to the voters for approval at the next statewide general election. This measure seeks the required voter approval for the City to impose a tax on the retail sale of all marijuana items sold by an OLCC licensed marijuana retailer in the City in an amount equal to the maximum allowed by state law, which is currently equal to three percent.
If this measure is approved, the City would be authorized to impose a three percent tax on recreational marijuana sales in Hillsboro and increase the amount of the tax if and when state law permits such increases.
Publish 08/03, 08/10/2016. HT1420