Monterey County, which has one of the state’s hardest to count populations, could see $300,000 in cannabis tax revenue added to its census budget. This could remedy to a problem that has stymied Monterey County for ages.
- If approved on Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, this funding would be added to an approved $402,000 from the state for next year’s local census effort.
- Board chairman John Phillips noted that the county’s population is rated as the state’s seventh hardest to count. It has the state’s highest percentage of non-citizens and many residents without reliable Internet access where the census will be almost entirely conducted for the first time. According to the Public Policy Institute, about 22% of Monterey residents are not citizens.