We asked Interim City Manager Mark Linder when he thought the RFP/second dispensary issue would be put on a future City Council Agenda. This is his reply:
“Right now, April 3 is the date Council will be acting on an RFP for a second cannabis provider in Sonoma. It is April 3 because April 5 is Passover.”
This could be promising news. Though “Right now,” leaves wiggle room, if one gives benefit of the doubt, public discussion may finally be in the offing. But after 5 long years of advocacy, “caution” remains the word of the day.
The eventual discussion could be complicated by sudden reservations or considerations within the council. We should be prepared.
In the meantime, think positive.