By Donna Westfall – June 7, 2017 – The June 6th meeting which began at 5:30 pm is an example of what we could only wish every Board of Supervisors meeting contained. There were opinions, well thought out questions and observations on all sides of the issue. No rubber stamping going on. But remember one thing; the law about recreational cannabis was passed in California and will go into effect next year. At issue are several things including; growing commercially, regulation, permits, law enforcement, taxation, ordinances, banking, industry, creating jobs and more.
From Del Norte County Counsel’s office , Joel Campbell-Blair, spoke first in a half hour presentation. He will be tasked with putting together ordinances that reflect the majority vote of the Board. Will they settle on lenient, restrictive or somewhere in the middle?
The chambers were packed with people representing a complete cross section of opinions, ideas and advice on all ends of the spectrum.
This is democracy in action.