Estacada residents will vote on mayor term length, marijuana tax
Voters in Estacada city limits will consider two ballot measures on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Measure 3-573 is a proposed amendment to the city charter extending the mayoral term from two to four years. This will align with the four-year term length for Estacada city councilors.
During a meeting on Monday, July 12, the Estacada City Council voted 6-0 to send the question of the mayor's term length to voters.
Measure 3-574 would adopt a 3% tax on retail sales of recreational marijuana products. Marijuana dispensaries are currently illegal within Estacada city limits.
"Under state law, a city council may adopt an ordinance referring a three percent tax or fee on the sale of recreational marijuana items in the city by a licensed marijuana retailer. Cities may not tax medical marijuana," a summary of the measure stated.
Ballots for the Tuesday, Nov. 2, election will be mailed to voters on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Special election ballot measures are also included for Canby, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Oregon City, Gladstone and Tualatin.
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