Bethel City Council Does Not Vote To Sell Land To Marijuana Store

Dec 4, 2019

The land on 3rd Avenue that Kusko Kush's store is built on still belongs to the City of Bethel.
Credit Greg Kim / KYUK

On Dec. 3, the Bethel City Council decided not to act on an ordinance to sell the property on 3rd Avenue to the marijuana store, Kusko Kush. After coming out of executive session, no council member made a motion to adopt the land sale ordinance, so it died before a vote. The meeting adjourned without any council member commenting on the decision. 

Mayor Perry Barr was willing to comment on the lack of action or explanation.

“We haven’t entered into litigation, but there is potential for litigation in the future, so I can’t comment on ordinance 9-21 and anything that pertains to that whole disposal of land,” Barr said.

As of Dec. 4, the city is still in a lease agreement with Kusko Kush, but the city remains the owner of the land.