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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 15, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 4-a <br /> SUBJECT: Resolution Supporting the Decriminalization of Marijuana <br /> DEPARTMENT: Board of Commissioners <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Draft Resolution BOCC Chair Penny Rich, (919) 245- <br /> 2126 <br /> PURPOSE: To consider a proposed Resolution Supporting the Decriminalization of Marijuana. <br /> BACKGROUND: BOCC Chair Penny Rich submitted a petition at the Board's September 1, <br /> 2020 Business meeting proposing that the Board consider a resolution supporting the <br /> decriminalization of marijuana. <br /> Chair Rich has provided the attached draft resolution for Board consideration. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: There is no financial impact associated with this item. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: The following Orange County Social Justice Goal is applicable to <br /> this item: <br /> • GOAL: FOSTER A COMMUNITY CULTURE THAT REJECTS OPPRESSION AND <br /> INEQUITY <br /> The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race or color; <br /> religious or philosophical beliefs; sex, gender or sexual orientation; national origin or <br /> ethnic background; age; military service; disability; and familial, residential or economic <br /> status. <br /> ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT: There is no Orange County Environmental Responsibility Goal <br /> impact associated with this item. <br /> RECOMMENDATION(S): The Manager recommends that the Board consider the proposed <br /> resolution, and if approved, authorize the Chair to sign the resolution. <br />