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April 18, 2024

Election: Voters lean toward OK’ing cannabis, hotel taxes

As for measures on Tuesday’s primary ballot in San Benito County, early vote counts showed voters were so far in favor of a cannabis tax, against a new fee to enforce abandoned vehicles, and it’s not so clear on a new hotel tax.

After initial mail-in results were counted Tuesday in San Benito County, counts were as follows:

There was 58.31 percent in favor of Measure C, the cannabis tax, with 1,653 yes votes. That measure is just in unincorporated areas of the county.

There was just 46.1 percent of countywide voters in favor of Measure A to impose the abandoned vehicle fee while it needed 66.67 percent for approval. That’s with all precincts reporting.

There was 53 percent in favor of Measure B countywide to hike the transient occupancy tax, or the TOT hotel tax from 8 percent to 12 percent. It needs a majority approval like the cannabis tax.

That was with nearly 6,716 votes cast on the two countywide measures.

To see the latest results, go to: http://sbcvote.us/registrar-of-voters/results-june-2018/