Speech to Text for HOW SHOULD MEDFORD SPEND $1,000,000 IN MARIJUANA TAX REVENUE?
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"watching out fo 12's emma balkenbush is live at city hall. she tells us how the city is deciding where to use that money. [a9]medford marijuana revenue survey-live stinger that three percent marijuana tax will likely generate about a million dollars every year. i'm told the city will actually see about 600 thousand. it made a list of options for people to rank. i asked folks what they think about the city asking for their input. [a11]medford marijuana revenue survey-pkg "i think that that's what they should do, that's the way it should be." kim faith lives in ashland, but works in medford. she knows what some of the city's biggest issues are. "the housing and the homeless, that's my priority." she'll be using her voice as a way to make sure the housing crisis gets the financial support it needs. "that would enhance our whole entire community." ward 2 council member clay bearnson had the idea to give the people the power to choose where that 600 thousand goes. "i''m hoping that we can do something good for the community with it." the survey has a list of 8 projects voters can rank. they include an aquatics center, the public employees retirement system, youth and community enrichment.. bear creek greenway improvements, addressing homelessness, downtown improvements, economic development projects and funding to organizations that link homeless to housing. bearnson says those ideas came from years of community feedback. medford parent elizabeth steinhardt says she'd like the money to go to cleaning up hawthorne park and others. "i would like to be able to will probably fluctuate over probably just going to get stronger and stronger." he great opportunity to get the community involved more." as of today - about 40 people have filled out the survey. it'll be available until monday. that night will be the first budget committee meeting. the city is hoping to have quite a bit of feedback to work with. you can find a link on our website, kdrv.com. reporting live in medford, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12. again the link to that survey is on our website... kdrv.com. [a14]traffic alert-stinger