November 2018 Ballot Measure Information
In July, the Council took action to adopt Resolutions to call a Special Election to submit two ballot measures to the voters of Santa Clara. The Advisory Ballot Measure (Measure N), which is non-binding, is to ask the voters whether the City should engage the voters in a public process to draft an amendment to the City Charter to change the method of elections from at-large to by-district for City Council Members only. Measure M is being submitted to the voters of Santa Clara and is known as the "City of Santa Clara Commercial Cannabis Activity Measure" regarding a proposed cannabis business tax.
That ballot questions read as follows:
ADVISORY VOTE: BY DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS. Shall the City of Santa Clara engage the voters in a public process to draft a Charter Amendment ballot measure to elect its Council Members, other than the Mayor, by district?
CITY OF SANTA CLARA COMMERCIAL CANNABIS ACTIVITY MEASURE: To maintain fiscal stability/essential city services, including rapid 911 emergency response times; preventing cuts to police officers/firefighters; repairing streets/potholes; maintaining library/youth/senior services, shall an ordinance be adopted establishing a tax on commercial cannabis up to 10% of gross receipts and up to $25 per square foot for cultivation, generating approximately $2,200,000 annually until ended by voters, with annual independent audits, and all funds used locally?
How can I get more information about Measure M and/or Measure N?