Supervisors cancel tonight’s public hearing on commercial cannabis at Jensen Hall

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors scheduled a continued public hearing on commercial cannabis at 6 p.m. tonight at Jensen Hall at the request of District 2 Supervisor Gary Bridges, but the supervisors voted 3-2 to cancel that public hearing at this morning’s board off supervisors meeting.

Supervisor Tom Hammond made the motion to cancel the public hearing; Jeff Hemphill seconded the motion and Chris Gallagher joined with them by voting aye. Bridges and Aaron Albaugh voted in favor of holding the continued public hearing.

“Aaron and I have a lot of constituents who still want to be heard,” Bridges said, adding he expected many residents to attend the hearing and offer their perspective to the board. “I think a lot of those people are disappointed they don’t get to speak.”

Despite the cancellation of the public hearing, there’s good news for those constituents who want to weigh in on the commercial cannabis issue facing the county.

Bridges said it’s not official and no vote has been taken by the supervisors yet, but he he expects the board intends to put the commercial cannabis question before the voters this November.