Lindsey said he welcomes the investigation.
He also alleged that Lindsey’s actions were being made in part because he feared the marijuana operation would reduce home values in the area.
Commission staff will investigate the matter and will hold a public meeting on Jan. 25, 2019.
Further investigation is also needed to determine whether Lindsey may have had a conflict of interest when he initiated a lawsuit naming the property owners and others.
“There appears to be substantial objective basis to believe that one or more violations of Oregon Government Ethics law may have occurred as a result of Mr. Lindsey’s actions in relation to the marijuana being grown on Mr. Owenby and Ms. Page’s property in his neighborhood. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission should move to investigate whether John Lindsey may have violated ORS 244.040(1), ORS 244.040(4) and ORS 244.120(2 (Motion 4),” said the report approved by Ronald Bersin, the commission's executive director.