In advance of the Mendocino Board of Supervisors meeting tomorrow, Tuesday December 7, MCA has prepared memos for the following items:
- Item 5c – Fee Schedule
- Item 8a – State Cultivation Tax Reform
- Item 8b – Equity Grant
On Item 5c we encourage the Board to consider the overall impact that proposed fee increases could have on the entire Mendocino County community, as well as our locally licensed cannabis businesses, and to either temporarily suspend the goal of complete cost recovery, or at least extend the timeline of the proposed increases to make them more manageable for already struggling businesses.
For Item 8a, we sincerely appreciate the interest in supporting Tax Reform at the State level, and encourage the Board to work with us and other stakeholder groups on local solutions to help support our community and bolster our efforts to create meaningful change.
Item 8b includes submission of a new application for Equity Grant funding. In this memo we identify immediate needs for our existing Equity program which is in danger of returning grant funds to the State, as well as specific recommendations and questions related to the proposed Equity Grant Application.
If you agree with our recommendations on these items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to let them know you support MCA’s proposals, referencing the appropriate Item # in the Subject of your email.
Please also be sure to mention that inviting MCA into local policy development conversations is the most efficient way for our community to effectively work with the County on the issues that face us all.
The messages that have the most impact will include a few sentences about how these issues impact YOU directly. Feel free to share your story with the Supervisors!
If you would like to sign up to provide a verbal comment during the meeting, CLICK HERE.
Or, you can pre-record a spoken comment that will be played during the Board item by calling (707) 234-6333. When leaving a voicemail please include your first and last name and the Board item you are commenting on (Item 5c, 8a or 8b, or call once for each item!). Voicemail comments are limited to 3 minutes.
Thank you for your support! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!