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San Diego Measures Tackle Marijuana Tax, Probationary Periods, Ousting Elected Officials

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An eighth of an ounce of marijuana is held in the palm of a hand, Nov. 6, 2015.

San Diego Measures Tackle Marijuana Tax, Probationary Periods, Ousting Elected Officials

GUESTS:

Sherri Lightner, council president, city of San Diego

Mark Kersey, councilman, city of San Diego

Transcript

This November, San Diegans will vote on ballot measures addressing a tax on marijuana, probationary periods for deputy city attorneys and removing elected officials from office.

Measure E would create procedures to remove an elected official from office. If an elected official had a criminal conviction or civil judgement against them, the council would vote whether or not to put the official's ouster to a public vote. Seven of the nine council members would have to agree before voters made the final decision.

RELATED: A Breakdown Of The Measures On San Diego’s November Ballot

If California's Proposition 64 passes, which would make recreational marijuana legal in the state, Measure N would add a 5 percent tax on gross revenues of marijuana businesses in the city of San Diego. That would increase to 8 percent in 2019 and have a maximum rate of 15 percent.

Measure F would shorten the probationary period for deputy city attorneys from two years to one year.

San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner and San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey discuss the three measures on KPBS Midday Edition on Monday.

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