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Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title-Recreational Marijuana

Notice of Receipt of Ballot Title
Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a City Council referred measure was filed with the Elections Officer of the City of Talent on August 3, 2016. 
Electors may submit a petition for review of this ballot title in the Jackson County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2016.
The text of the ballot title is as follows:
CAPTION:  City tax on recreational marijuana retailers’ sale of marijuana items
QUESTION:  Shall Talent impose a tax on sales of marijuana items by recreational marijuana retailers in the city?
SUMMARY:  If adopted by the voters, this measure would impose a city tax on sales of marijuana items (including marijuana, marijuana products and marijuana extracts) by recreational marijuana retailers licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and located within the City of Talent.  The City Council would have the authority to set the amount of the tax, but under no circumstances would the tax exceed three percent of the retail sales price of a marijuana item.  The tax would be collected from consumers by recreational marijuana retailers at the point of sale. Recreational marijuana retailers would remit the tax to the City. The city tax would be imposed in addition to any state taxes on the sale of marijuana items.  The city tax would not be imposed on medical marijuana sales.  Proceeds collected in the first five years of the city tax would be dedicated to funding City parks.  After the first five years, the City Council could use the city tax proceeds for any city purpose, after receiving input from the public.
Notice is also hereby given that a regular city election will be held in the City of Talent on November 8, 2016.
Published pursuant to ORS 250.275
Tom Corrigan, City Manager
August 9, 2016