Public safety workers invited to Prop 401 community meeting

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BONITA — Yes on 401 supporters announced a another informational community meeting, this time targeting a specific group.

Those who work or volunteer in public safety, including search and rescue, are invited to the meeting at the Pharm, 5900 Greenhouse Road, in Willcox on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 6-7 p.m.

To maintain security, attendance must be pre-reserved. RSVP by e-mailing

Two community meeting for the general public are planned for Safford, taking place Tuesday, Oct. 4, at The Venue on Main Street. The first meeting starts at 6 p.m., and the second at 7 p.m.

A Maricopa County group calling itself Respect The Will Of The People: Graham County Voters & The Arizona Public Integrity Alliance Encourages A No Vote On Massive Marijuana Expansion In Our Area submitted enough qualifying signatures to put before the voters final approval of the Graham County Board of Supervisors’ decision to re-zone two greenhouse complexes in Bonita. The re-zoning — from agriculture to industrial — would allow NatureSweet to sell the complexes to Bayacan for the growing of medical-grade cannabis.

A yes vote on Prop 401 will affirm the supervisors’ decision and the re-zoning will stand. A no vote will overturn the supervisors’ decision and the properties will not be re-zoned.

If voters approve the re-zoning, Bayacan is estimating creation of about 450 new jobs, with a $100 million estimated economic impact to Graham County.

The election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 4, and the last day to register is Tuesday, Oct. 11. Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 4, and the last day to request an early ballot by mail is Friday, Oct. 28.