News Update

Sacramento to put youth funding measure back on the ballot

Sacramento voters will see a familiar measure on their ballots in November — to require the city to fund more youth programs.

As reported by the Sacramento Bee, similar measures were on the ballot — and lost — in Sacramento in 2016 and in 2020, but this time, instead of using money from the city’s general fund, the measure would use 40% of cannabis tax revenue.

Another big difference this time:— SacramentoMmayor Darrell Steinberg supports this measure, whereas he opposed the last one.

Several cities and counties in California have attempted to pass measures to put aside a portion of tax revenue for children or youth, with uneven results.