Tag Archives: Council President Herb Wesson

City Council approves new marijuana regulations

LOS ANGELES — The City Council approved a draft of new regulations for the cannabis industry Oct. 31 along with a string of other related measures as it looks to have its policy settled ahead of the drug becoming legal for recreational sale and use on Jan. 1. The vote directed the city attorney to…

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Councilman backs challenger over Cedillo

LOS ANGELES — Joe Bray-Ali’s campaign to unseat Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo in the May 16 runoff election received a significant boost last week when Councilman Mitch O’Farrell threw his support behind the challenger. O’Farrell’s 13th Council District shares a long border with Cedillo’s 1st Council District in Northeast Los Angeles, and the…

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Harris-Dawson targets vacant lot during first day in office

LOS ANGELES — New City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson said he wants city staff to clean up and fence off a vacant city lot in response to calls from activists who say the site has attracted trash-dumping and homeless encampments. Harris-Dawson’s first motion as a councilman Wednesday instructed city staff to “take immediate steps to address and…

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