In a week’s time, the Rio Dell City Council has one more chance to revisit their decision on a marijuana cultivation ordinance that would allow all sorts of pot operations in city limits.
Of course, we say one more chance because the City Council already killed the potential for a Rio Dell marijuana ordinance back in June; you can read about that here.
So why is this ordinance back up for discussion? Well, THC gathers it must be due to the efforts of City Council person Debra Garnes – you know, the one who was all butt-hurt that her pet project got shut down by other members of the Council.
After the defeat of her special little ordinance, Garnes went AWOL and penned an angry, sad letter to that was posted on LoCO which detailed just how butt hurt she was over the whole thing. But more than that, THC has to think that there’s so much pressure on her and the rest of the City Council from special interest groups and people with the money to make their voices heard that the whole issue is being brought up again.
THC has written before about how certain individuals have been bullying their way through the process of crafting the ordinance to get their way, just so they can create their own cash cow using some of the vacant industrial property nearby. You can read those two articles below:
So the question that the other members of the City Council need to answer is this: will they cave to the pressures put on them by Garnes, the pro-pot crowd, and the cronyism that led to such an ordinance being pushed so heavily before, or will they stick to their convictions and stand firm against the people who hope to undermine the position they took for the good of the community?
It’ll be interesting to watch what happens – THC will keep you posted.