Steamboat Springs City Council to weigh marijuana ordinance |

Steamboat Springs City Council to weigh marijuana ordinance

Council also set to vote on second reading of city's 2013 budget

Scott Franz

— The Steamboat Springs City Council meets Tuesday night with a light agenda highlighted by its consideration of an emergency ordinance that would place a moratorium on recreational marijuana facilities.

The ordinance would affect facilities that sell marijuana to any adult 21 and older for recreational use in the wake of Amendment 64’s passage.

Public Safety Director Joel Rae proposed the ordinance before voters on Election Day approved the amendment that legalizes the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and allows those 21 and older to possess as much as 1 ounce.

Rae said last week that the ordinance will give the council and Steamboat residents time to consider "what they want for their community."

Also on Tuesday, the council will consider approving a second reading of the city’s 2013 budget that includes $40.3 million in total revenues and $46.2 million in total expenditures.

The council’s vote will follow a public hearing on the budget scheduled to start after 5 p.m.