Galesburg Mayor Sal Garza will veto the cannabis (marijuana) ordinance approved by the city council August 6th. According to a news release from the city, Garza will recommend language to improve the ordinance especially regarding youth offenders. Recommendations include requiring completion of an assessment and education program for youth violators under the age of 18 and adjusting the minimum fine to cover the costs of implementing the education program. In the event the education program is not completed by the youth violator, language is being recommended for additional fines and charges. By not approving the ordinance, the mayor can return it to the city council with a veto message. The council would then reconsider the ordinance. Up reconsideration, if two thirds of the council vote in favor, the ordinance passes. If not, the veto stands.
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