MEDFORD, OREGON — Commissioner Doug Breidenthal and Kelly Madding, Director of Jackson County Development Services, will hold a Marijuana Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The meeting is open to everyone and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Medford Library Branch, 205 South Central Avenue, Medford, OR 97501.
The purpose of the meeting is to provide information regarding the legalization of marijuana in Jackson County. The presentation will include information on the history of marijuana legislation, a recap of current laws and an overview of county planning, including the development of the Jackson County Ordinance. There will be a Listening Session at the close of the meeting for input from those attending.
“This is such an important part of our future in Jackson County. Many people are concerned and confused about what is happening here and in Salem,” said Commissioner Breidenthal, “I look forward to hearing from those that attend.”
The Jackson County Commissioners serve as the Executive Branch and perform legislative and quasi-judicial functions of the County. Commissioners are responsible for the planning, formation and implementation of the annual budget. In addition, Commissioners serve on other federal, state and local mandated governmental panels, boards and commissions with fiscal duties and authority over public monies. Commissioners also serve the ceremonial functions of the County in representations to the public for the public good and betterment of Jackson County.