This week the Unalaska City Council is expected to pass a new local ordinance prohibiting retail marijuana shops from opening on the island.
On Tuesday, city staff will present a second reading of the law that narrowly passed a first round on January 26. At that meeting, the vote was three for the ban and three against. When there is a tie vote among the six council members, the mayor casts the deciding vote; the mayor broke the tie by voting in favor of the ban.
If the vote is the same this week, the ban will go into effect immediately.