Re: Marijuana Q&A from the Delta County Sheriff's Office published in the June 20 DCI:
The only way that county ordinance 2018-01 mirrors the state law is if it is a fun house mirror.
While the state tries to respect the rights the constitution gives Colorado residents, the county ordinance goes out of its way to violate the constitutional rights of many Delta County residents.
I will be addressing my concerns to our commissioners during constituent time on Monday, July 16, which starts at 9 a.m.
I welcome anyone interested in the subject, and all reporters interested in the whole story to attend.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.