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Planning Commission stuns audience with vote to oppose marijuana ban

 


The City of Goldendale Planning Commission Thursday night voted to recommend that the city not implement a ban of marijuana businesses, opposing an ordinance proposed by the city council to do just that.

An audience of mostly ban supporters sat stunned as the vote occurred, two to one. Members Martin Taylor and Richard Hope voted to oppose the proposed ordinance, with Sherry Carver, attending by speaker phone, being the only one to support it. Carver initially made a motion that the commission recommend to the city to move ahead with its proposed ordinance, but her motion was not seconded.

The commission is composed of five members appointed by the mayor. One position is currently vacant,...



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