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OPPOSE Proposed Public Safety Fees in Redmond, Oregon

Last Chance to OPPOSE Police Fees and Taxes on City Residents in Redmond, Oregon…Monday 1-22-2018 5:30 pm at Redmond City Hall…Click to ENLARGE THE BELOW:

CLICK for More Opposition Reasons to this Proposal  HERE:

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Redmond Oregon Public Safety Fee Taxes Opposition

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City of Redmond Oregon -2018 Public Safety Fee Questions for Residents FINAL 01-16-2018


 

This Group is called SCRAP ITSincerely Concerned Residents of Redmond Against the Proposal for increases in City of Redmond Police staff via Increased Taxes. 

We SUPPORT: 

  1. Our City
  2. Our Neighborhoods
  3. Public Safety (including fire & rescue, EMT’s, human services personnel, healthcare professionals, CPS, DHS, and law enforcement agencies and their personnel and families in every form).
  4. Open public discourse
  5. The rights of citizens and residents to be heard by their elected officials.
  6. Our elected officials and staff in the City of Redmond.


 

Resist Redmond Public Safety Fees

Notice Of Meeting – Redmond Oregon Public Safety Fees Proposal

Please join us at 6pm on Tuesday January 16th at our home at 1596 NW Hemlock Avenue in the Canyon Rim Village neighborhood in Redmond, Oregon  to gather to explore the reasons why City of Redmond residents MUST OPPOSE this Fee/Tax proposal. This meeting is for those who oppose the fee,  or desire to learn more about City of Redmond residents  opposition to it.

Please share and bring friends and neighbors. Kids are welcome.

Resist Redmond Public Safety Fees

No City of Redmond employees/family members, elected officials and/or City of Redmond staff are allowed – including Redmond PD or DCSO employees/family members. This meeting is solely for City of Redmond residents who oppose this proposed fee and/or desire to learn the reasons why learn other City of Redmond residents do adamantly oppose it.

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Dissent Delays Redmond Medical Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium

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I authored this article for the Cascade Business News.

The article is here:

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The following is a letter I sent to our Mayor and City Councilors today, after attending a public hearing on an ordinance to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in our City (Redmond, Oregon USA) for a year. We currently have none.

Here’s the letter:

March 26, 2014

Dear Mayor and City Councilors:

Re: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing in Redmond, Oregon

I brought my 17 year old “son” (international exchange student from Cologne Germany) to the City Council meeting last night – Tuesday March 25th. He had never experienced attending any meeting of elected officials in the U.S. before.

After the meeting, I asked him, “so what did you think?” “It’s a wonderful thing witnessing democracy in action,” he said, bubbling with obvious excitement. “When I return to Germany this summer, I am going to get involved in my local community.” I smiled with pride.

He was also impressed by the dignity that is shared by the Council members when confronted with those who have opinions contrary to those you may hold individually. Finally, he was moved by those clearly less fortunate – who mustered the courage to speak publicly at the forum. “I hope Redmond will provide those who suffer with the ability to buy their medically approved cannabis in Redmond,” he said…staring out the window of the car…

As a resident, voter, parent and father – I would like to thank you all for your comportment – and the impact the same has on a student from another culture and country – who has been positively impacted by your public service. Thank you VERY much.

To Councilor Onimus – your remarks, dissent, informed judgment and compassion  must influence the ongoing deliberations of your fellow councilors on this issue of licensing a regulated medical marijuana dispensary in Redmond.

Please note:

1. There is nothing written in stone that says the proposed “moratorium” MUST be for one year. Why not 6 months, nine or ten months?

2. A publicly declared framework for “educating’ the Council and the Community” may also be a consideration – one that itemizes a timeline along with specific activities, questions and objectives the Council will explore together – toward this fundamentally important end.

3. The ordinance, as currently written, omits the prohibition of “production” of cannabis within the City limits. However, patients with a State approved OMMP card are authorized to do so and/or designate a caregiver or grower to do the same for them – in Redmond. This appears to be somewhat of a conundrum that deserves further  research.

The OMMA clearly states (and I quote): “The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) protects medical marijuana users who comply with its requirements from Oregon criminal prosecution for production, possession or delivery of marijuana.” (end quote).

4. I can only hope that Mayor Endicott’s position that “allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Redmond is a violation of Federal law, and our oath to uphold the Constitution.” As pointed out by a Mr. Matlock during the meeting – Oregon has had legislatively approved/operative “right to die” laws operative for many years – in clear contradiction to existing federal law. In fact, Matlock pointed out, the “right to die” choices have been – and are being made – by Redmond residents, their physicians, caregivers, families, the staff of St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond, and Redmond based convalescent and hospice facilities. “What’s next? Are you going to take this right away from us too?”

There are a myriad of other examples whereby current Oregon law conflicts with the proscriptions of Federal statutes. Again, I can only hope the Mayor will engage in behavior to further illuminate the porosity of his stated position. Yet, I honor his right to his stated position.

Finally, science continues to make advances that disrupt norms, mores, traditions – what we thought we knew – is being replaced by what we now know – it’s a fundamental part of human existence.

My hope is that you will use the moratorium period you decide upon to act in the best interests of those who suffer – whereby new advances in alternative, state approved and regulated medicinal approaches – may provide these sufferers with access to this medicine in Redmond, Oregon.

Remember the testimony of Lois Sweet:

I’m now a participant in life. I want to spend my money in Redmond – NOT Bend.”

Again, I am proud of all you – and City Staff – as the superb public servants – and people – you continue to be.

You represent us well. Thank you.

Respectfully yours,

William S. Dahl