Templeton charged that in 2017, Lindsey visited the property and presented a business card noting he was a county commissioner. Templeton also asserts that Lindsey told the property owners “you picked the wrong neighborhood,” and “what you are doing is illegal.”
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.

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.

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.
Ethics Commission to investigate Linn commissioner
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