Genis Provides A Draft Of The Marijuana Ordinance
On her blog, La Femme Wonkita, HERE, former mayor and current councilwoman Sandra Genis provides us with a peek at a draft of the proposed Medical Marijuana ordinance, apparently ginned up by councilman Gary Monahan and contract City Attorney Tom Duarte and his staff, that may appear on the council meeting agenda on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 for consideration of placement on the November ballot.
I agree with many of the concerns Genis brings up on her blog. Additionally, there seems to be no limit to the number of dispensaries or cultivating operations in the city. It's a long draft, so maybe I overlooked it.
She's correct - so far we've had NO official notification of this being on the agenda and the time to prepare comments on it and, if three members of the city council pass it, precious little time to prepare ballot positions on it.
"TRANSPARENCY"? - HA!
Transparency exists only in theory in Costa Mesa, and only when it seems to meet specific agendas by certain council members. The rest of us are left to try to understand what's happening while blindfolded!