Sacramento panel to discuss tax on nonmedical marijuana sales
The city of Sacramento’s Law and Legislation Committee will take up a measure at 3 p.m. to tax shops selling recreational marijuana – if voters pass a ballot measure in November to legalize pot for nonmedical uses. To get ready, city staff members are recommending that officials give voters a chance to establish, via a local ballot measure, a tax on nonmedical marijuana retailers that’s higher than the tax rate that medical marijuana dispensaries now pay. The rate suggested by city staff for recreational pot shops is 4 to 10 percent of gross receipts. The city now has 30 medical marijuana dispensaries, which pay a 4 percent business operations tax. The city collected at least $3.7 million in taxes last fiscal year from medical marijuana dispensaries. The committee will meet in the historic City Hall hearing room at 915 I St., second floor, Sacramento.
City of Davis to swear in leaders
The Davis City Council will swear in three members – newcomer Will Arnold and incumbents Lucas Frerichs and Brett Lee – and designate a mayor and mayor pro tem. Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis, who won the most votes in 2014, will become the university city’s mayor. By winning the most votes in last month’s election, Lee will become mayor pro tem this year and then mayor in 2018. Outgoing Mayor Dan Wolk, who opted to run for the state Assembly but lost in the Democratic primary in June to Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, also will be honored. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the community chambers, 23 Russell Blvd., Davis.
Things to do
- Journey tribute band Journey Revisited takes the Golden 1 Stage at 8 p.m. at the California State Fair, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. Admission to the concert is free with fair admission ($12 for adults, $8 for youths).