The Dalles City Council meets tonight at 5:30 in City Hall. Among the items on the agenda are a presentation from The Dallles Area Chamber of Commerce for the proposed marketing plan and budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year and a new ordinance establishing regulations for the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries. The city is currently under a one-year moratorium which expires May 1. The new regulations would treat the dispensaries in the same manner as medical and dental offices, clinics and laboratories. The dispensaries would be allowed as an outright permitted use, and be restricted to three commercial zones; the Central Business Commercial District, the General Commercial District, and the Commercial Light Industrial District. The new regulations further require the medical marijuana dispensaries to comply with the same area restrictions which are imposed upon adult businesses in the City’s Land Use and Development Ordinance, which are intended to prevent such businesses from being located adjacent to residential zoning districts, public or private schools attended primarily by minors, public libraries, and public parks or recreational facilities, will protect the safety aod welfare of the community. No mention is made of recreational marijuana facilities, which are still undergoing statewide development. The use of marijuana for recreational purposes becomes legal in Oregon in less than 90 days on July 1.