Now, there was plenty of stupid stuff going on last week. Lots of poor decision making, lots of inexplicably pointless discussion, lots of mind-boggling government spending. Did you check out the budget summary from the County of Humboldt? Don’t worry, we’ll dig into that more on Wednesday.
But something that really struck as us odd was this: Mark Lovelace was nowhere to be found at the weekly Board of Supervisor’s meeting. This was especially surprising since one of the items on the Stupidvisor’s afternoon agenda was a discussion of lifting the ban on marijuana dispensaries.
We all know how much Lovelace loves him some marijuana dispensaries, considering how hard he lobbies for both dispensaries and how much he loves California Cannabis Voice Humboldt. (No official word on how much he loves their medicine, but, come on. Look at the guy).
You’d think that Mark Lovelace, County representative of Humboldt’s 3rd District (Hey Arcata!) would be all sorts of gung-ho in supporting anything marijuana-related, particularly when it concerns giving those in need a safe, legal way to get their medicine. This is, after all, the same district that wants a Medical Marijuana Innovation Center to replace some prime industrial space on its northern outskirts. Don’t you think ol’ Marky Mark should be out there championing the interests of his constituents?
In any case, we went back and checked the tape from Monday’s GPU meeting, and guess what? Lovelace wasn’t there either. That’s not necessarily a big deal; pretty much nothing gets accomplished in the County’s GPU meetings. They’re mostly just a chance for the usual shills to suck up to Rex, Virginia and Estelle.
But, the issue here is, what the heck is Mark doing? Has he lost his motivation for public service?
Maybe he was stuck out on Island Mountain with Hezekiah Allen during the Sheriff’s big raid? Rubbing elbows and blowing smoke with his environmentally destructive pals from CCVH? I didn’t see any of them stepping up in defense of marijuana dispensaries at the Board meeting. (Which is a pretty clear indication that CCVH doesn’t give a damn about pot – excuse us, cannabis – beyond how much money they can make off of it.)
In any case, where in the world do you think Mr. Lovelace was? And more importantly, is he still the person you want “working” to represent you at the level of County government?