By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
MELVINDALE – The City Council will discuss possible city marijuana ordinances or opt out alternatives during a 7:30 p.m. April 25 study session in its chambers at city hall, 3100 Oakwood Blvd.
The council has adopted a wait-and-see posture in the past few years, revisiting the issue annually, even if just to forestall a decision for another year.
Despite several presentations by area business investors, the council also has declined to approve zoning changes that would facilitate grow and processing facilities in vacant and underutilized commercial buildings within the city limits, including at a long-shuttered former plating facility.
With the city having a dense residential population, concerns regarding the odor of marijuana growing and processing facilities often have been raised as a valid concern.
The study session is open to the public, and comment time will be permitted at the discretion of the meeting chair.