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6.07.145 Net Revenues Distribution.

(Added by Resolution No. 37217 (approved at November 8, 2016 election); amended by Ordinance No. 189004, effective July 1, 2018.)  Net revenues remaining after collection, refunds, credits, and costs related to administration of the tax will be distributed by the City as follows:

A.  In the course of developing the City’s budget, the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services shall report the projected balance in the Recreational Cannabis Tax Fund at the beginning of the next fiscal year.

B.  Allocation of revenue from the Recreational Cannabis Tax Fund shall occur annually as part of the public budget adoption process followed by Council, with funding allocations made annually by City Council.

C.  These funds shall be allocated in the Adopted Budget for the following purposes:

1.  Drug and alcohol education and treatment programs, including but not limited to services that facilitate or increase access to drug and alcohol education and treatment, and programs that support rehabilitation and employment readiness.

2.  Public safety, including police, fire, and transportation safety purposes that protect community members from unsafe drivers.  Examples include but are not limited to police DUII training and enforcement, support for firefighter paramedics, street infrastructure projects that improve safety, and other initiatives to reduce impacts of drug/alcohol abuse.

3.  Support for neighborhood small businesses, especially women-owned and minority-owned businesses, including but not limited to business incubator programs, management training, and job training opportunities; and providing economic opportunity and education to communities disproportionately-impacted by cannabis prohibition.