When the Sitka Assembly meets tonight (5-10-22), it will consider whether to submit a cannabis tax ballot question to voters for consideration in the October 4 municipal election.
The assembly considered a similar ballot question in 2021 that would have imposed an additional 5% consumer sales tax on marijuana. He failed on a split vote at the assembly table.
The new measure would eliminate the standard municipal cannabis sales tax and replace it with a marijuana tax that would gradually increase over the next three years, from 6% to 10%. Proceeds would benefit the Sitka School District‘s “Student Activity Fund,” which helps families with the cost of extracurricular activities, including travel and supplies.
The assembly will also examine, in first reading, the approval of the final draft of the budgets of the general fund and the corporate fund. It will also consider a resolution supporting Alaska House Bill 149which allows certain childcare providers to organize themselves for collective bargaining and creates a fund for childcare providers.
The Sitka Assembly meets at 6:00 p.m. tonight. Raven News will broadcast the meeting live, following Alaska News Nightly.
Read the full agenda here.