Red Bluff Board to Discuss Cannabis Initiative; police added – Red Bluff Daily News


RED BLUFF – Commercial cannabis will be discussed again at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

The council will review Cody Strock’s initiative to change the city code to allow commercial cannabis. Council members will discuss the three alternative options staff presented to the draft cannabis ordinance, which has been in the works for months.

As stated in a petition, the council can pass the ordinance without modification within 10 days. They can order an election for the November general election or order an impact report from any municipal body on the effect of the ordinance.

Minor staff and special advocate costs are associated with the preparation of an impact report. The cost of the order of an election would fall to the city.

Staff recommend that the board accept that the initiative is valid and then order an impact report.

In other cases

Police Chief Kyle Sanders is seeking permission from council to hire five police officers and a community service worker.

“Our goal is to be a truly full-service police service that meets the needs of our community,” said Sanders.

Staff estimate the total cost of assigning and hiring five additional police positions and a new CSO would range from $ 506,746 to $ 574,398, depending on health care coverage needs.

Chief Financial Officer Sandra Ryan will report on the city’s second quarter sales tax figures.

A new mayor and deputy mayor will be selected for the coming year.

The board will discuss compensation for law firm Jones & Mayer for the work of attorney Tarquin Preziosi on the city’s cannabis ordinance in October. Staff report that the board must approve an allowance of $ 4,450 to pay the bill.

The council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month in Council Chambers, 555 Washington St. Meetings are free and open to the public. Masks will not be compulsory for people who have been vaccinated.

The meeting will be webcast live and residents can listen to it live on the city’s website, cityofredbluff.org. Firefox is the most compatible web browser for listening to meeting audio, by city. Public comments can be sent to [email protected]

Meetings no longer have a call option for comments, but the Zoom meeting can be accessed at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83493015164?pwd=TFI4aWxsUFVCZHJwQnYrUnZyUmdQQT09.


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