Moreno Valley Measure M Information

Measure M: Commercial Cannabis Activity Tax Information

The Moreno Valley City Council approved the placement of Measure M on the November 6, 2018 ballot proposing a tax on the commercial cannabis industry. Measure M is a local funding measure that would, if approved by the voters, provide a reliable source of locally-controlled revenue for Moreno Valley’s public safety and quality of life services.

Pertinent Facts

2018 Election
Voter Registration and
Vote by Mail Information

Registering to Vote

If you are not yet registered to vote and you wish to do so, you may do so securely by visiting: You must register to vote by October 22nd, 2018 in order to participate in the election.

Voting and Polling Place Information

You may vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6 from 7a.m. – 8 p.m. For your polling place and sample ballot, Visit the Riverside County Voter Registrar

Voting By Mail

Ballots for Vote-By-Mail voters will be sent out starting October 8th. If you have not received your ballot by October 15th, please call the Riverside County Elections Department at: (951) 486-7200.

If you are voting by mail, your ballot must be postmarked on or by Election Day (November 6th). Your Ballot must be received by November 9th in order to be counted.

Your completed mail ballot may be returned to any Riverside County Polling Place on Election Day from 7am to 8pm.

If you are not a Vote-By-Mail voter, and you wish to become one, you may request a Vote-By-Mail ballot by visiting: You must request your Vote-By-Mail ballot on or by October 30th, 2018.

For more information, please call the Riverside County Registrar of Voters at: (951) 486-7200.

Safe neighborhoods and parks, libraries, programs for children, youth, and seniors, and well-maintained roads all lead to a better quality of life. Due to the State’s continued policies of local funding takeaways, in the past 10 years the City of Moreno Valley has lost nearly $50 million, significantly affecting the City’s ability to continue delivering high quality services over the long term.

The Moreno Valley City Council placed Measure M on the local ballot to address these historic state takeaways and secure a reliable, locally-controlled funding source.  Measure M is NOT a tax on Moreno Valley residents or homeowners — only the commercial cannabis industry will pay for Measure M.

Measure M Revenues

If approved by the voters, Measure M would enact a tax on cannabis sales and cultivation, not exceeding 8% of gross receipts and $15 per square foot of cultivation. Measure M would generate $2.2 million annually for local priorities identified by the public, including:

  • Maintaining 9-1-1 emergency response times
  • Maintaining robbery and burglary suppression programs
  • Maintaining safe and clean public areas
  • Repairing potholes, local streets, and roads
  • Enhancing recreation and youth programs and facilities

Fast response times to 9-1-1 calls are critical to saving lives.  If enacted by voters, Measure M would maintain funding for rapid response times for the City’s paramedics, firefighters, and emergency medical workers who are the first on the scene to save lives.

Measure M would also fund road repair and fix potholes, maintain streets, sidewalks, and curbs, and maintain parks, and other public facilities all of which were identified by our community as priorities during an engagement process that lasted several months.

How Would Measure M Funds be Managed?

Measure M requires strict accountability, including annual independent financial audits, public review and all funds used locally. Measure M funds cannot be taken by the State and can only be used for the benefit of Moreno Valley residents.

More Information on Measure M

Be sure to take a look at these informational documents:

For more information about Measure M, please contact us at or 951-413-3021.


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