"...this was the will of the people. It was a vote."
~ Mayor Pam Triolo
The mayor was talking about the state-wide vote on Medical Marijuana. The city attorney had suggested a moratorium for six months to a year. There are two facilities ready to open dispensaries in the city. The item will be on the next commission agenda scheduled for February 21 for public input.
This comment struck me as ironic when you consider the Heights Amendment that was won at the ballot box that allowed up to 45 feet in our downtown area. This "visionary" commission ignored the will of the people and to this day, it is still in legal limbo as they fight the very people they serve.
Respecting the will of the people lies at the heart of any democratic system. We didn't get that in Lake Worth on our Heights Charter Amendment.