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Planning Commission helps city with blight, discusses marijuana


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

JOHN TURKAL addresses the crowd Wednesday evening during the Bessemer Planning Commission meeting by pointing out where he would like to see industrial scale marijuana contained. Turkal expressed an interest, which most of the board and audience appeared to agree with, that keeping the industrial marijuana operations in the light and heavy industrial areas shown in light and dark purple on the southwest edge of the map was most desirable. Keeping the marijuana in the industrial park would slowly remove the small-time operations explained Turkal as they would not be able to compete with the large operations.


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BESSEMER - The Bessemer Planning Commission came together Wednesday evening and took care of business and the commission and audience turned around and went home, without any hard feelings being witnessed on either end.

Charly Loper, city manager, informed the commission she would like the commission to either become a blight committee or join forces with the city counsel to form a blight committee that can enforce a more tactical blight code. The current code, according to Loper, in insufficient and risks tying the city up in expensive legal f...

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