Programs and Services Committee to Meet on Thursday, September 6th – Retail Marijuana DOMINATES the Agenda

Programs and Services Committee:  The Programs and Services Committee will meet on Thursday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber. The agenda is dominated by the marijuana related items and includes the following:

  • Appointment of Alice Kelly to the Biosafety Committee
  • #468-18 Request to remove the Question regulating the number of recreational marijuana establishments from the November ballot filed by Councilors Cote, Norton and Kelley.
  • #469-18 Requesting the City Council reconsider placing a question on the ballot prohibiting retail recreational marijuana sales in Newton filed by Councilors Baker, Norton, Gentile, Kalis, Cote, Ciccone, Laredo, Kelley and Schwartz
  • #470-18 Initiative Petition requesting a ballot question prohibiting recreational marijuana establishments with exceptions filed by Suzanne Bender et al. – (Opt-out petition meeting the 6,000 signature requirement)
  • #471-18 Provide a means for voters to determine which marijuana question prevails if both are approved filed by President Laredo – see Memo from President Laredo
  • #441-18 Set the date for a Special Municipal Election for ballot question(s) related to recreational marijuana facilities