Economic Development Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:37 P.M.

Adjourned: 6: 34 PM

Joseph M. Petty


Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux

Committee Members

Chairperson Tony Economou
Councilor Sarai Rivera
Councilor George J Russell

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Tony Economou Councilor Sarai Rivera Councilor George J Russell
Also:Deputy City Solicitor Jennifer Beaton Director of Planning & Regulatory Services Stephen Rolle Coordinator of Inter-Governmental Affairs Jacob Sanders Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor City Clerk Susan M. Ledoux, clerk

Communications of the City Manager


Transmitting information and recommendations for implementation of the new laws and regulations regarding medical and recreational marijuana use in the City of Worcester. # 8.36A CM September 19, 2017


Recommend Adoption of an order accepting and establishing a local sales tax of 3% on the sale of recreational use marijuana and Recommend approval to adopt and ordinance limiting the number of marijuana establishments in Worcester to 15.


Transmitting informational communication relative to the Worcester Jobs Fund Fiscal Year 2017 Report. # 9.4A CM October 17, 2017


Recommend File

Also present from the Program were: Kelsey Lamoureux, Jeffrey Turgeon, and David Minasian and with them were Kevin Asante and Xavier Kinlaw who gave testimony of their experience as participants of this program.



Request City Manager consider implementing specific zoning laws or regulations to spread sites for marijuana dispensaries evenly across the five city districts to prevent saturation of this type of business in one area of the city.