Stanton voters greenlight 2 tax measures


Stanton locals on Tuesday voted to raise taxes on potential pot dispensaries and to raise the city’s hotel occupancy tax.

Pictured, Ricky Bethell, far left, casts his ballot on measures A and B at the Stanton Community Services Center. shown with him, from left, are Voting Inspector Cecilia Quiroz and Clerk Thuy Lan Nguyen.

Measure A (the pot tax) passed by a 67 percent to 33 percent difference.

Measure B passed with 64 percent of the vote, according to the Orange County Registrar of Voters. About 3,000 citizens voted in the election.