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Council puts pot sales tax on ballot


August 16, 2016

The Sweet Home City Council voted last week to place a 3-percent sales tax on recreational marijuana sales on the Nov. 8 ballot.

The council voted 6-1 to put the question to voters during its regular meeting on Aug. 9. Councilor Jeff Goodwin voted no. Voting yes were councilors James Goble, Ryan Underwood, Greg Mahler, Mayor Jim Gourley, Dave Trask and Diane Gerson.

Goodwin asked the council whether it could wait until Sweet Home voters decide whether to allow marijuana sales in Sweet Home in the same election.

City Attorney Robert Snyder explained that the council would have to wait tw...

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