Putting City Priorities in their Proper Place?
Tom Sebourn carried the following about the Eureka City
Council’s proposed meeting that was to be held tonight
banning medical marijuana dispensaries in the city limits.
The meeting has since been canceled, we’re told. At least for now.
Here’s what Tom said:
The City Council of Eureka will hold a special meeting today, Thursday, September 26, at 5 pm.
What’s on the agenda for the special meeting? A ban on medical marijuana dispensaries within Eureka.
This is from Eureka Councilwoman Linda Atkins Facebook page:
Please come and let your views be known.
For those of you who don’t get the paper (a few, I think), I wanted to let you know that the Eureka City Council has a Medical Cannabis Dispensary Ban on our agenda for a Special Meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 26 at 5 pm.
We spent many months drafting and refining an ordinance that would allow people to purchase medical cannabis from legal sources in our town.
Now, even after the California Supreme Court ruled that cities have the right to regulate medical cannabis and the DOJ has specifically mentioned local ordinances regulating medical cannabis as being a step in the right direction in keeping criminals from profiting from the sale of medical cannabis, the City of Eureka has a ban on a Special Meeting Agenda.
How does this happen? We had not one negative testimony from the public during our consideration of the ordinance.
Please come and let your Council know how you feel about this.
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We wonder who initially called the meeting in the first place with little notice– and who put the item into full rollback reverse before canceling it altogether.
It represents a large waste of city resources and time.
We hope the City Council will instead attend to the basic priorities that they should be focusing on.
The shuttered and deteriorating downtown business corridor, the crime wave and criminal element currently sacking the City, and the dilapidated and unsafe condition of Eureka’s streets– as well as retaining critical employees such as a City Manager and Chief of Police– are all matters of a more pressing concern.
Eureka is fast becoming an unliveable and incompetent basketcase, an embarrasing laughingstock of municipal ill-mentality running horribly amuck in Northern California.
If you have an opinion on the matter, you can contact the Eureka City Council here:
Council phone: (707) 441-4144
Mayor’s phone no: (707) 441-4200
Or you can Email the City Council here.
To the Eureka City Council, we kindly suggest you get back to what you should be doing: concentrating on the basics of properly running a safe and efficient city rather than gawking as a not-so-innocent bystander at the sight of a runaway train skidding off the rails.