At the July 16 board of supervisors meeting, supervisors finally admitted that they have lost control of the marijuana licensing process they approved. Essentially, the patients are running the psych ward. Also, when Lompoc residents voice that they do not want to be like Carpinteria, you know our town has hit rock bottom.
Due to the lack of local representation, the city of Carpinteria and its counsel must look at expanding our city boundaries through the municipal annexation process. This would allow for more local controls over greenhouses off Highway 192. There are reports that some of our local avocado crop is being rejected at market due to pest issues. The industry is in peril and must be saved.
Are we ready to lose our world-famous avocado crop and Avocado Festival over weed?