Another long week of City Council Dragonslaying…

July 26, 2010 in Local Regulations

Tonight Oakland. Richmond. San Jose. And the beat goes on…

Seems like this week will be filled with discussion on Death and Taxes. Mostly how I would rather die than pay 10% sin taxes on cannabis on top of the incredibly high sales taxes in CA. Here we go again. While I see the positives of being a tax paying citizen and using some cannabis resources to put a best foot forward in the community, it is the old “give an inch, take a mile” scenario.

Oakland voters approved a tax rate of 1.8% last year. Now the city wants to increase that again, one year later to keep up with the Joneses. Richmond and San Jose seem to want to up the ante an run with a rate of 10% or higher. Amazing really. Way to go. When you are broke where is the best place to raise money? Sick people. Why do I feel a PR nightmare on the horizon for these cities?

Anyway, I am gearing up my armor and heading into battle for what should be another long week of boring ass meetings and contentious argument. Time to map out the taxes talking points…