Port Hueneme Voters Approve Sales Tax Hike; Fillmore Voters Reject Commercial Marijuana Growing

Nov 7, 2018

Ventura County voters decided a number of measures dealing with everything from taxes on marijuana businesses to school bond measures.

In Camarillo, voters approved Measure E, which limits Camarillo City Council members to three consecutive terms.

Rio Elementary School District voters okayed Measure L, a $59 million dollar bond measure for facilities improvements and upgrades, with a 66% yes vote. In the Mesa Union School District, it looks like a $9.8 million dollar bond measure may have passed. It’s right at the 55% it needed to pass, but there still could be some mail in ballots to be counted.

Fillmore voters said no to Measure T, which would have allowed commercial marijuana cultivation in the city. Meanwhile, voters in the cities of Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Oxnard, and Santa Paula all approved business taxes for marijuana businesses.

And, Port Hueneme voters okayed Measure U, a plan to take the city’s sales tax from 7.75% to 8.75% percent. It would raise about $1.8 million dollars a year to beef up the city’s public safety and public works efforts. Voters approved it by a two-thirds margin.