EVERETT — The city of Everett isn’t likely to make a zoning decision about methadone clinics any time soon.
Questions have arisen over whether the various zoning proposals violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. The act in some cases covers addiction as a disability.
Dozens of comments were submitted in advance of Tuesday night’s public hearing. The city has been considering whether to change its zoning, which now allows only one methadone clinic. That clinic operates near Evergreen Way. A change could mean allowing a second site to open in the downtown core, or on North Broadway.
Much of the opposition to a downtown location has come from business owners, according to public records.
City staff have recommended that another public hearing be scheduled Dec. 5. They plan to bring a new proposal, which will consider the public testimony heard Tuesday, according to the mayor’s office.