San Benito County Supervisors on Tuesday are set to consider asking voters to impose a cannabis tax, among other items.
Supervisors at the 9 a.m. meeting Tuesday at the San Benito County Administration Building, 481 Fourth St., will consider the following:
- Calling for an election to impose a tax on cannabis business activities and consolidate the election into the June primary. This comes after the board in December banned all cannabis-related activities in the county while vowing to develop a cannabis business ordinance. That tax includes $9.25 for cannabis flowers and $2.75 for every ounce of cannabis leaf, a 5% excise tax and a $15% tax on all other cannabis activities. Those are in addition to existing retail taxes.
- Appointment of Paul Hain to the parks and recreation commission
- Adopt an ordinance that implements provisions of the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006
- Authorize hiring of a previous employee for training of new employee
- Adopt an update to the ordinance having to do with the Documentary Transfer Tax, which is levied at a rate of 55 cents for every $500 in property that changes hands in unincorporated San Benito County
- Authorize accepting $10,000 in Help America Vote Act funds
- Approve the hiring of an administrative services manager
- Presentation by Tom Hilbachi from Monterey Bay Community Power on the launch of a Community Choice Energy Program in the county
- Discussion of a business tax versus a business fee
- Fire Station #3 update