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Council, EPD support marijuana petition, but disagree on details

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Although the Elgin City Council and Elgin Police Department seem to be generally on board with low-level marijuana decriminalization, they raised concerns about the particulars of the ordinance proposed by a recent petition.During their previous meeting on May 17, City Manager Thomas Mattis briefly talked to the council about a recent certified petition that requests an ordinance that would stop police enforcement of low levels of marijuana possession. Under Elgin’s charter, qualified city electors can propose a new law or an amendment to an existing law by creating a petition. Then, if the council does not adopt the ordinance as ...

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