Questions 1 and 2 topics of Oct. 21 forum |

Questions 1 and 2 topics of Oct. 21 forum

Staff Reports

The Good Governance Group of Douglas County announced this week that it is in the final stages of planning a free Voters Forum to be held on Oct. 21 at the Carson Valley Inn, 1627 Hwy 395 in Minden.

The forum will feature pro and con presentations on four issues that will be on the November ballot, including state Question 1 – requiring an unlicensed person who wishes to sell or transfer a firearm to another person to conduct the transfer through a licensed gun dealer in order to run a background check on the receiving person – and state Question 2 – legalizing the sale and taxing of marijuana sales for adults, with a stipulation that the tax revenue be used for regulating the business and funding education.

County ballot measures, including the Indexing of Gas Tax Revenue – a state mandated proposal to index local gasoline taxes over a set period of time to the costs of road maintenance labor and materials – and a Sales Tax Increase to fund Douglas County Schools infrastructure improvements – will also be addressed by pro and con representatives.

According to the Good Governance Group, the forum will provide an opportunity for the good voters of Douglas County to become more informed about each issue than what is provided by the proponents and their opponents in paid TV and radio advertisements.

As he has at past Good Governance Group forums, local resident and KKFT-99.1 FM radio station owner Jerry Evans, will moderate the forum. Attendees will also be invited to submit questions to the pro and con presenters. More details will be announced as they become known.