Schmitt: “I’m Not Going to Fight” Reducing Marijuana Possession Fines

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Green Bay Alderman Randy Scannel introduced a proposal that would lower the maximum fine for possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana from $1,000 to $500. 

On Local 5 This Morning, Mayor Jim Schmitt said that he talked with Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith about the issue. He said that Smith is ok with it, and that he would not fight it either. 

Schmitt also said you can expect the Hotel Northland to have its doors open sometime in November, but an exact date wasn’t given.

Portions of the city’s east side flooded significantly last week due to heavy rainfall, with some questioning whether something needs to be done about the city’s drainage system. Schmitt said there are no plans to completely redo what’s already in place due to one storm.

Schmitt also brought along John Clymer – executive director of the National Forum for Stroke Prevention and Heart Disease. Clymer talked about how the Walk with the Mayor initiative is leading the way in promoting a healthy lifestyle for employees and the public throughout the city. 

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