Commerce City Marijuana Sales Tax Increase (November 2011)

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A Commerce City Marijuana Sales Tax Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the city of Commerce which is in Adams County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,560 (53.13%)Approveda
  • NO 2,258 (46.87%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current sales tax on marijuana products by a rate of 7 percent, the money generated from this increase would go towards public safety costs in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL THE CITY OF COMMERCE CITY TAXES BE INCREASED BY $100,000 THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR (2012) AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER THROUGH THE IMPOSITION AND ASSESSMENT OF ADDITIONAL TAX IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN PERCENT (7%) OF THE GROSS TAXABLE AMOUNT PAID OR CHARGED FOR PURCHASING MARIJUANA, MARIJUANA PARAPHERNALIA, MARIJUANAINFUSED PRODUCTS, AND SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA PRODUCTS AND SHALL ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH TAX BE COLLECTED AND SPENT TO PROMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY FOR THE CITY OF COMMERCE CITY AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?[3]

References

  1. Adams County Elections, Unofficial November Election Results
  2. Adams County Elections, November Sample Ballot (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.