My name is Jan Gage and I am running for trustee in Orchard City in the election which closes April 3. In the last few days some of my friends and I have been approached by Orchard City citizens who have expressed concern about where I stand on the issue of commercial marijuana grow operations and retail dispensaries within Orchard City.
Please let me be clear: I and my two running mates Doug Keller and Mel Cook are firmly against all three initiatives on the ballot for Orchard City. In fact, if you've had time to read the Notice of Election sent to all registered voters in Orchard City then you've seen that there are "against" comments attached to each initiative. All three of those "against" comments were authored by me, and Mel and Doug are in complete agreement with me.
I believe we must uphold the will of the people expressed in all elections but I also believe the trustees have a lot of work ahead of them to reduce expenditures before asking our citizens to dig deep into their pockets. I hope there is no longer a question about where I stand on any of the three taxation issues before the town.