Commission staff will investigate the matter and will hold a public meeting on Jan. 25, 2019.


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.

The Ethics Commission noted that public officials are prohibited from “using or attempting to use their official positions to obtain a personal financial benefit or avoid a personal financial detriment, that would not have been available but for holding the public position.”


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.

Ethics Commission to investigate Linn commissioner
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