CLEARLAKE, Calif. – This week the Clearlake City Council will discuss whether or not it should take a position regarding the marijuana cultivation initiative on the ballot next month.
The council will meet beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the council chambers at Clearlake City Hall, 14050 Olympic Drive. TV8 will broadcast the meeting live.
The council will consider taking a position on Measure D, the marijuana cultivation initiative which local voters will vote on June 5.
Rob Brown will make a presentation to the council, asking for it to oppose the measure, which has raised concerns for extending to marijuana growers the same protections offered to commercial agriculture and for allowing large grows in residential areas.
So far the Board of Supervisors and the Lakeport City Council – along with a host of local groups including the Lake County Deputy Sheriffs Association, Sierra Club Lake Group and the Lake County Office of Education Board of Trustees – have taken formal stances against the initiative.
In other business, Phil Dow of the Lake County/City Area Planning Council will make a presentation on the Clearlake Multi-Way Stop Sign Review, which looks at sites where new stop signs could be installed.
The council also will consider recommendations from the Clearlake Redevelopment Oversight Board on the transfer to the city or selling of former redevelopment-owned properties.
Also on Thursday, the council will discuss extending the term of the lease at 4750 Golf Ave., the location of the city’s youth center, with the Lake Community Pride Foundation, and will hold a public hearing to consider the submission of Community Development Block Grant applications.
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