2017-08-03 / Views

Regulating free speech

Perhaps we’re belaboring, but we’d like to revisit the procedure being followed for the medical marijuana proposal in Solon Township.

We’re aghast that Solon Township zoning administrator Tim Cypher warned members of the Planning Commission not to speak directly to members of the public.

Then he told the county Sheriff that calling up township planners to express his opinion could be considered a violation of the state Open Meetings Act.

And Leelanau County Planning Commission chair Victor Goldschmidt plans to tell county planners that they cannot speak the “M” word about a zoning amendment proposed by a company hoping to build a medical marijuana facility on farmland.

When did open discussion become a regulated commodity in Leelanau County?

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