An ordinance that would have changed possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor offense to a petty offense evidenced by a ticket was removed from the table and then from a future agenda in its presented form.
No one disagreed that the issue should start from scratch with the new Police Chief, who will be sworn in in early January.
After the meeting, retiring Chief Dave Linder indicated that he didn’t mind. He said minor cannabis charges were being thrown out by judges and he presented the issue because it was on the leading edge of law enforcement.
Because the vote was 7-0 to kill the proposed ordinance, no hint was given at how the tie-breaker, newcomer Cameron Hubbard felt on the issue.
He replaced Carolyn Schofield, who favored the proposal.
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