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Pot, sales taxes among the ballot measures going before voters in Inland cities

Voters in 11 Inland cities will do more than choose a governor in November, they also will be asked to decide ballot measures, many centered on marijuana businesses and sales taxes.
Voters in Banning, Hemet, Jurupa Valley, Moreno Valley, Perris and San Jacinto all will decide measures having to do with cannabis-related businesses.
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Murrieta, Norco and Wildomar are asking voters to increase the amount of sales tax to be charged, following the lead of Riverside, Temecula, Menifee and Hemet, where voters two years ago approved such members, many with an eye of improving public safety.
Term limits will be on the ballot in Perris, where they could be enacted, and Menifee, where they could be discontinued.
The measures:
Banning — Voters will see three measures. Separate marijuana measures would allow a commercial cannabis cultivation tax and a tax on cannabis retail businesses. The third measure is asking voters for permission to transfer money from the city’s electric utility budget to the general fund in exchange for a rate freeze.
Canyon Lake — Residents will decide whether to keep paying a utility tax that generates about $1 million per year. Revenue from the tax has been used to maintain police staffing levels.
Hemet —  Residents will vote on two marijuana-related initiatives , One, proposed by citizens, would allow cultivation, manufacturing and testing businesses, but no sales. A measure proposed by the City Council would set taxes for marijuana-related businesses, but not allow any to open until 2021. If both pass, the one with the most yes votes will be enacted.
Jurupa Valley —  Voters will be asked to legalize and tax retail cannabis sales. A similar measure failed in June.
Moreno Valley: Voters will be asked to tax commercial marijuana sales and production .
Menifee: Voters will decide how the city is governed by deciding if they want to continue to elect the mayor separately from the rest of the City Council and if term limits should be discontinued.
Murrieta: Voters will be asked to increase the sales tax by one percentage point, or 1 cent per dollar, with funds going toward public safety
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Norco: Voters will be asked to increase the sales tax by one percentage point, or 1 cent per dollar, with funds used to fill a funding gap needed to maintain streets, parks, trails and public facilities.
Perris: Voters will be asked to tax cannabis businesses and to decide if they want to set term limits for elected officials.
San Jacinto: Voters will be asked to decide on a measure that fine-tunes the cannabis measure passed in November 2016 .
Wildomar: Voters will be asked to increase the sales tax by one percentage point, from 7.75 to 8.75, with funds going toward police and fire services, roads and to address homelessness

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