City won’t be stashing modest pot income

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The City of Keizer has received its first share of taxes on recreational marijuana sales, but it’s not going to be the boon some people might have hoped for. “This is not a game-changing event for us. It will help offset the increases in health insurance and PERS (Public Employees Retirement System) payments, but it’s not going to solve any of those issues,” said Tim Wood, Keizer’s finance director. In the second quarter of 2017, the city took in $9,736.79 in local taxes. In the third quarter, Keizer sales amounted to $12,917.43 in...

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