In the wake of the passage of a related 5 percent sales tax, the city of Manitou Springs
continues to work on its recreational-marijuana scheme, the presence of a new opposing group notwithstanding. That work will continue Tuesday at
City Hall Venue 515
The event comes after an Oct. 12 community get-together when some 75 stakeholders hashed out their concerns and solutions. Included in the individual response forms (page 101
) are thoughts like "Marijuana does NOT cause violence!" and "Manitou is accepting and forward-thinking. We must stay this way!"
The most negative comment is a fairly pragmatic one: "This is a huge move we cannot go back from, once we make decision, And so should go slow and cautious. If we open up to a bunch of new licenses, we will have people from all over who jump in for personal greed, no investment in the quality of our community-as in Las Vegas businesses investing in Cripple or looking at Manitou when we were looking at gambling."
Tuesday's meeting kicks off at 7 p.m., though marijuana's last on the short agenda