Mr. Castle, I believe you were voted in to be on council because of your Imagine Norwalk in the downtown area. I don’t think people imagined that you would be sponsoring a bill for a marijuana cultivation facility. Mr. Beck, I think it was very telling that you co-sponsored this legislation at the same time you announced that you would not be running for a council seat.
I do not want Norwalk to become the marijuana city. People that were thinking of locating here will change their minds. You put this in our town, it won’t matter how good the schools are, this facility will change their minds.
What I can’t understand is why they are in such a hurry to get this passed. I’m sure that Mr. Beck and Mr. Castle had thought about this before, however, they waited till the last minute to sponsor this legislation and wanted council to vote on it right away. I believe this is what they call being blindsided. I have to tell you, I don’t really believe there is support for this legislation. I would like to have the city of Norwalk residents vote on this.