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OVN editorial endorsements on OPINION page: Yes on Measure G — Ojai cannabis tax

10 3 Vote Yes on Measure G ROP 4x7 10 2 20Measure G — the Ojai cannabis tax — should stand for “Good for Ojai.”

It is an easy yes for a common-sense measure with needed benefits for the city of Ojai.
Measure G allows the city of Ojai to tax cannabis businesses in Ojai 3%, for now, with the caveat that it can increase the tax on cannabis business up to 10% of gross receipts in the future, “until the voters decide otherwise.”
The measure requires 50% of the voters plus one to pass.
Measure G is estimated to add potentially $465,000 to $1,555,000 to the city’s general fund.
That additional revenue, which can be used for general city services, will go a long way to shore up the city’s $1.8 million shortfall due to the pandemic, and can be spent on worthwhile initiatives in better times.

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