In recent news, the story is twisted to make Chadd appear that he is boasting about making money, when in actuality it is a 10% plan for the city to help them with their budget deficit. Otherside Farms and their attorneys have been trying to make contact with city officials since 2010 and is even documented in several sources. Fearing someone would take his idea we had not released details to the public til now. Scroll down to see the numbers.
There has been some confusion in recent news articles about the statements made by Chadd McKeen. To read about his side of the story regarding the donation of money to the city, please continue reading. What’s so wrong anyway about helping the city and trying to help solve the city’s budget deficit? Isn’t it at least worth a conversation? To the unemployed and those to soon be, especially those recently laid off by the city, wouldn’t you all agree?
The city inspector falsely accuses Chadd McKeen of boasting about how much money he was going to make when in fact, he twists Chadd’s proposed plan to help resolve the city’s budget deficit and turns it into something negative. They should have done their research and now should really look into Otherside Farms’ books to see that there is no money being profited and what the REAL intentions of Otherside Farms were, that is to help resolve the city’s deficit, while at the same time helping sick patients as well as others in need (Otherside Farms took money donations in a Feed-a-Family jug along with our Rick Simpson cancer cure, also taken during the raid and collected as "evidence".)
"This is a very simple breakdown of my "10% city fee/tax plan" and you can see the massive amount of revenue that could be generated for the municipalities if they allowed dispensary’s to operate. This could generate a huge amount money for our economy, not to mention, our Country gained its Independence in part from Cannabis, research it!
Now of course they’re going to reverse engineer this and say, "what about all the money the dispensary’s will make?" Well, if they operate how they’re supposed to, and there will be money to regulate that from the 10%, it will be put back into the collective, like how Harborside does up North and we do on a much smaller scale here at OtherSide Farms.
I am a problem solver and have reached out to the city so many times and I am beyond puzzled. I spoke of this almost 2 years ago in the OC Weekly cover story I was featured in, "Growing Pains"."
Read the article from OCWeekly in 2010 and see that Chadd McKeen has been trying to present his plan with the city for quite some time: "McKeen says his lawyers have “attempted numerous times to sit down with the city” to discuss the collective side of Otherside Farms, only to be told the city’s attorneys “don’t have time.”
“I find that odd since the city is being sued—a lot—and to me, that’s worthy of a conversation, at least,” McKeen says.
“I am the man with the plan,” McKeen states. “The problem is, the cities are perfectly content fighting the lawsuits, which is ridiculous given the current state of our economy.”"
Isn’t that at least worthy of a conversation?