Monica Senter: Measure G is a testament to the democratic process – The Union of Grass Valley

Most folks agree these days that politics are so divisive that it is a rare opportunity to vote on something we all agree on.

In Nevada County, we are seeing come contentious political races; whether it’s the race for congressional representative or who sits on the NID board or Grass Valley City Council or who becomes our next Sheriff. As is to be expected during election season, people are taking sides and some races could be closer than is comfortable. In the national trend toward highlighting political differences, Nevada County is no different, with one exception.

Yes, it’s true. The Nevada County ballot has one item that most everyone seems to agree on. And even more astounding, it’s a tax measure. Measure G is a tax measure that most folks in Nevada County find to be a good idea.

For those not following the local cannabis regulation movement, Measure G is one of the numerous milestones that must be met in order to implement regulations for commercial cannabis activity in Nevada County. Measure G provides for taxation of the commercial cannabis cultivation business. The initial tax rate is set at a reasonable rate which will afford licensed cannabis farmers a better ability to compete with other farmers across the state. In the context of the statewide cannabis industry, the initial tax rate proposed in Measure G is among the best in the State. For comparison, the rate for Oakland producers is 4 times higher than what is proposed in Measure G, which starts at 2.5 percent.

Yes, it’s true. The Nevada County ballot has one item that most everyone seems to agree on. And even more astounding, it’s a tax measure…

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