Hello Ward 7 and friends,
I'm sending along info on the second Community Outreach Meeting, Wednesday, Sept.7th at 5:30pm, at the Florence Civic Center. Remote participation will be available. A Community meeting is required of the prospective owners of Euphorium, LLC, the marijuana retail store that is slated to open where Pizza Factory in Florence is now.
There was a good showing from the community at the first meeting, but with no sound system and a broken remote meeting link, Councilors and the Mayor have requested a "Take Two".
At the upcoming meeting there will be amplification and a remote meeting link on Google Meet so that community members can participate virtually or in person.
That said, the owners, who are the ones running the meeting, have said there will be a presentation and they will answer pre-emailed questions but there will not be a "live audience participation" component. Although it is not technically a requirement of the community meeting to have a live question and answer session, I am disappointed by this and will be reaching out to ask that they take live questions and comments.
I will be present, in person, at the meeting, along with the Mayor and other City Councilors.
Wishing you well,