Ontario City Council stands by Hotbox donation

City Manager Adam Brown and City Attorney Larry Sullivan listened to members of Ontario city council during a work session Thursday, Sept. 6. (The Enterprise/Max Egener)

ONTARIO – The Ontario City Council won't reconsider a marijuana company's controversial donation to the new kids splash pad.

During a work session Thursday, the council decided the city should keep Hotbox Farms’ $25,000 donation in the name of the company, and not change it to an individual donation by owners Steven Meland and Jeremy Breton.

The decision came after volunteers from the Friends of the Aquatic Center asked the council to recognize Meland and Breton as the donors, or “return the donation to its owners.”

The council heard from members of the public at the session.

Heather Cummins from Vale read a letter on the behalf of . . .