County Supervisors to Hold Community Forums on Cannabis Tax Revenue
Monterey County is asking residents for their thoughts on how potential cannabis tax revenue should be spent.
In 2016, Monterey County voters approved a tax on legal cannabis. There may be excess revenue above program operating costs from the tax this year or in the future which could be spent on local programs.
In a series of community forums during the month of March, residents can talk with their elected officials about how the County could prioritize use of these funds. There will be forums in each of the county’s five supervisorial districts and residents are welcome to attend any or all of these meetings. Translation services will be provided and light refreshments will be served.
Here is a list of dates, times and locations for each of the forums:
March 16, 3:00 – 5:00 PM (District 5) – CHOMP Outpatient Campus at Ryan Ranch, Poppy and Lupine Conference Room, 2 Upper Ragsdale Dr. Suite D230, Monterey
March 20, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (District 1) – Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, Multi-Purpose Room/Cafeteria; 925 Sanborn, Salinas
March 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (District 4) – Oldemeyer Center, Laguna Grande Hall, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside
March 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (District 2) – Castroville Library, 11160 Speegle St, Castroville
March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (District 3) – King City Recreation Center, 401 Division St, King City
Information from these forums and a professionally-conducted random telephone survey on the same topic will be presented to the Board of Supervisors next month. An online survey is also being prepared to gather additional community input.
Information about the community forums can be found on the county website (www.co.monterey.ca.us) or on the County’s Facebook page.