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File #: 22-00414    Version: 1
Type: Departmental Agenda Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/5/2022 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action: 5/17/2022
Title: HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Cannabis Taxation Options, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.) a) Receive and file an update on cannabis taxation, and the following options for alternate methods or changes to the cannabis taxation structure: i) Develop tax structure for cultivation area by square foot; ii) Develop a hybrid tax structure with a minimum tax on cultivation set by square footage; iii) Provide direction to staff to maintain current taxation method and return to the Board with proposed amendments to cannabis ordinance(s) clarifying current requirements to improve compliance (staff recommendation); or iv) Provide other direction to staff on taxation methods; and b) Determine that pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines section 15378(b)(5) the above actions are not a project subject to CEQA review because they are administrative activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment. COUNTY EXECUTIVE...
Sponsors: COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE
Attachments: 1. Board Letter, 2. Attachment A - Local Cannabis Tax Rates by Square Foot for Selected Counties, 3. Attachment B - Example Rates and Revenues for Option 1 and 2, 4. Public Comment - Law Office of Marc Chytilo, 5. Public Comment - Ms. Ashbrook, 6. Public Comment - Group 1, 7. Public Comment - Good Farmers Great Neighbors, 8. Presentation, 9. Public Comment - O'Neill, 10. Public Comment - Mrs. Elliott, 11. Public Comment - Carp Growers, 12. Public Comment Speakers, 13. Minute Order

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HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding Cannabis Taxation Options, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR.)

 

a) Receive and file an update on cannabis taxation, and the following options for alternate methods or changes to the cannabis taxation structure:

 

i) Develop tax structure for cultivation area by square foot;

 

ii) Develop a hybrid tax structure with a minimum tax on cultivation set by square footage;

 

iii) Provide direction to staff to maintain current taxation method and return to the Board with proposed amendments to cannabis ordinance(s) clarifying current requirements to improve compliance (staff recommendation); or

 

iv) Provide other direction to staff on taxation methods; and

 

b) Determine that pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines section 15378(b)(5) the above actions are not a project subject to CEQA review because they are administrative activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.

 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICY