Local voters will have the chance to decide this November if a two-year moratorium within the Banks city limits should be placed on the manufacture of psilocybin products and the opening of mental health clinics that administer psilocybin to patients.
Author: Daniel Pearson
Banks City Council grants Ziply Fiber 10-year franchise
The Banks City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance granting Ziply Fiber a 10-year, non-exclusive franchise agreement to operate their fiber network in the city.
Banks City Council considers psilocybin facility moratorium
The city council is considering placing a two-year moratorium on any psilocybin treatment centers from opening in Banks, and putting a ballot initiative before voters this November asking if there should be a two-year ban on these facilities.
Q&A with gubernatorial candidate Betsy Johnson
The Banks Post spoke with unaffiliated gubernatorial candidate
Betsy Johnson about issues of interest to western Washington County voters in a Q & A.
City plans document to outline roles and responsibilities of city councilors, citizen volunteers
The Banks City Council is formalizing and consolidating into a document to be posted on the city of Banks website the roles and responsibilities of city councilors, as well as those of citizens on volunteer boards, committees, and commissions.
City Council considers in-city RV parking permit system
The Banks City Council is considering drafting an ordinance that would require property owners to obtain a temporary permit from the city to allow people to lodge on their land in a vehicle for 30 days or less. For now, the city council decided to continue taking the issue under[Read More…]
Banks City Council eyes burying
Main Street power lines
The city of Banks plans to conduct a feasibility study to provide the Banks City Council with a cost analysis for removing utility poles on Main Street and submerging those power lines underground.
City, Banks Fire, school district, businesses plan for natural disasters
The city of Banks, the Banks Fire District, the Banks School District, and private industry in town have come together to create an emergency preparedness plan for the city.
Upcoming Pumpkin Ridge golf tournament draws criticism over Saudi ties
The Banks City Council heard from Washington Co. Commissioner Jerry Willey during a recent council meeting about concerns surrounding ties between an event scheduled at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
Banks’ Mayor Jones, Hampton Lumber push back against ODF’s Western Oregon Habitat Conservation Plan
Department of Forestry (ODF) Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) could have disastrous effects on regional economies — especially those in and around Banks and Gales Creek — according to Portland-based Hampton Lumber, which operates a lumber mill on Commerce Street in Banks.