Delta Moratorium on Pot Shops Passes First Hearing
KREX News Room
DELTA, Colo. - Delta City Council members met Tuesday night to take action against how Amendment 64 could affect them.
They had their first hearing of a new bill that would implement a moratorium of commercial marijuana shops in the city.
After Amendment 64 was passed, Delta City staff drafted the moratorium which passed it's first reading Tuesday night in a unanimous decision.
If implemented, the bill would ban pot shops within city limits for the next nine months.
"The City Council is going to wait and see what the state does first and foremost and consider the landscape at a later date when there's a little more clarity to the entire situation regarding Amendment 64," said Justin Clifton, Delta City Manager, "at that time the council could direct staff to bring back another ordinance that would prohibit it permanently or take any other action it deems appropriate."
If approved after the second hearing the bill will take 30 days to go into effect.
The second hearing for the new ordinance is scheduled for December 18's City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.