Saturday, April 16, 2011

Isleton pot plans spark scrutiny

ISLETON, CA - The Isleton City Council met in closed session Friday night to discuss a string of subpoenas ordering city leaders to testify before the Sacramento County Grand Jury later this month about the city's approval of a large medical marijuana growing operation.

Councilmembers approved plans by a company named Delta Allied Growers to grow marijuana in several greenhouses being built in the city limits. The company has been paying the city $25,000. Earlier this week, every member of the city council was served with a subpoena to testify, as was the city manager, city attorney, and the chief and sole officer of the Isleton Police Department.

Friday's closed session was scheduled to last 15 minutes, but it ran over an hour. After the session city leaders said the same thing they said before it: they gave a permit to allow a legal business to operate, and they don't see what the big deal is.

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