Three measures to be voted on in Kern County June 6, two in California City

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 12:03:23-04

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.