Three measures will be on Tuesday’s ballot for voting.
The first, within the Kern Valley Healthcare District, is parcel tax Measure C. The parcel tax will be $98 per year and will help keep medical equipment up to date, expand the Emergency Room, and help the hospital to become compliant with state law.
The measure needs a 2/3 vote to pass.
The other two measures are within California City.
1. Tax Measure A – The city will tax marijuana businesses $7 per square foot for cultivation and not to exceed 6 percent of gross receipts for all other cannabis businesses. The money will go toward general municipal expenses like police and fire. The business is estimated to generate $3.4 million annually. The measure needs a majority vote to pass.
2. Tax Measure B – The city will extend the special parcel tax of $150 for another three years. The tax will generate around $7.5 million in annual funding for public safety. The measure needs 66.6% of votes to pass.