A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hood River Describing Proposed uses for any Forthcoming Tax Revenues Accruing from the Sale of Certain Marijuana Items in the City of Hood River

WHEREAS, on June 27, 2016 The Hood River City Council approved Ordinance 2024; and

WHEREAS, Ordinance 2024 adopts a prospective 3 percent tax on the sale of certain marijuana items sold within the City of Hood River; and

WHEREAS, the imposition of the 3 percent tax requires an affirmative public vote, scheduled for the forthcoming November 8, 2016 General Election; and

WHEREAS, if the vote on November 8, 2016 affirms the 3 percent tax it will be effective January 1, 2017, and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Hood River desires that any revenues accruing to the City from the 3 percent tax on certain marijuana items will accrue to two primary purposes and one secondary purpose.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Hood River that any revenues accruing to receipt of tax revenues from the retail taxation of certain marijuana products as described and defined in applicable Oregon Revised Statues shall be expended in the following manner

1.  A portion shall be applied to Hood River public safety.
2.  A portion may be applied to the Hood River public education purposes related to substance abuse and related behavioral health issues.
3.  A portion may be appropriated for the purpose of administrating the marijuana tax and legally defending the tax if challenged.  

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that there is no requirement that the allocation of marijuana tax revenues be a certain specified fixed dollar amount or proscribed percentage, but rather this resolution is intended to outline the broad expenditure priorities of the City Council regarding revenue accruing from any marijuana tax receipts. 

Approved and Effective this 12th day of September 2016.

       Paul Blackburn, Mayor



Jennifer Gray, City Recorder Approved as to form:

Daniel Kearns, City Attorney