To the Editor:
The City Council was presented with options, drafted by our deputy city attorney, at the July 25 meeting regarding Ballot Measure 109, known as the Oregon Psilocybin Service Act:
1. Place a two-year moratorium on psilocybin product manufacturing and service centers before the voters for the November 2022 general election.
2. Place a permanent ban on psilocybin product manufacturing and service centers before the voters for the November 2022 general election.
3. Place neither the two-year moratorium nor permanent ban on psilocybin product manufacturing and service centers before the voters at this time.
The City Council elected to place a two-year moratorium before the voters in November.
The recent letter to the editor written by Diane Crocker expressed her views of the City Council meeting. I was also at the meeting and heard the discussion by our city councilors, although my perception of the meeting differs from Ms. Crocker.
Ms. Crocker is a respected citizen in this community. However, councilors (David) Low, (Matt) Lehman, (Jessica) Andrade and (Catherine) Biscoe are also respected citizens in this community and are undeserving of the allegations that they are “trying to ruin Philomath” just because they voted to put a moratorium before the voters in November.