Measure G easily passes in South Lake Tahoe |

Measure G easily passes in South Lake Tahoe

Staff Report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Voters overwhelmingly supported the City’s Measure G in the November election.

Measure G — the City’s Cannabis Funding/Taxation Measure — received 63% approval from voters with 3,461 supporting the measure and 2,040 against.

The measure was placed on the ballot for local voter consideration following an audit of government processes that identified the annual cannabis business fee collection process as one which could be streamlined, the city said in a news release.

“We appreciate and thank all of the residents who participated in the General Municipal Election,” said City Manager Joe Irvin. “The enactment of Measure G allows the City to continue collecting a comparable tax to the existing cannabis fee, without increasing the amount cannabis businesses currently pay.”

As part of the City’s strategic planning, South Lake Tahoe residents were surveyed on their service and budget priorities. The City undertook subsequent outreach to the local resident and business communities. The feedback was used to craft Measure G.

“Measure G’s enactment shows that our residents understand that government streamlining is sometimes necessary,” Irvin said. “Measure G will allow the City and cannabis businesses to continue the fee collection process in a streamlined way.”

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