Stonehurst Elementary School located in Shadow Hills will be a Science-Technology-Engineering-Arts-Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) magnet school effective Fall, 2018,
The Special Election to fill the San Fernando Valley State Assembly District 39 seat which vacated by Raul Bocanegra, will be held Tuesday, April 3. Unless one candidate receives more than 50 percent, the top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff on June 5, 2018.
A Community Forum regarding updates to the L.A. City General Plan is being hosted by both the Granada Hills North and South Neighborhood Councils, Thursday, January 18, at 7:00PM at the St. Euphrasia School Auditorium.
The final Commercial Cannabis Location Restriction Ordinance has been adopted by the City Council and signed by the Mayor. The City Clerk has published it as Ordinance No. 185345, with an effective date of December 19, 2017. The full text of the ordinance is available at the following link: http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2014/14-0366-S4_ORD_185345_12-19-2017.pdf
The Cannabis Procedures Ordinance and Cannabis Rules and Regulations Ordinance, which govern the City’s new commercial cannabis licensing program, were also adopted and signed, effective on December 19, 2017. Please see the Department of City Planning’s Questions & Answers document for more information on the Location Restriction Ordinance: https://planning.lacity.org/ordinances/docs/CommercialCannabis/files/QA_%2012-12-17.pdf Should you have any questions regarding the Location Restriction Ordinance, please contact Niall Huffman, City Planning Associate at 213-978-3405 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries regarding applications for the seven different types of licenses related to Cannabis operations should be directed to the Department of Cannabis Regulation at 213-978-0738. The City will make an announcement when applications become available. Other matters that may be taken up in 2018: setting cap on retail businesses per community plan area; increasing years after felony conviction before person can be eligible for license.
Cannabis Land Use Regulation Ordinance has passed the City Council. Cannabis ordinances passed 12-0 (3 absent due to fires Rodriguez, Koretz & Bonin). Much acknowledgment of more work/revisions/clarifications/new provisions that are required and supposedly will be taken up in the new year (community benefits, additional “equity” provisions, etc.). Buffer is 700 ft. and day care centers are included as sensitive uses. There are new maps in the Council File (S4) https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=14-0366-S4 that show allowed locations for each activity in each district. Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) will handle the permits and certificates for the seven different types of licenses related to Cannabis operations. Other matters that may be taken up in 2018: setting cap on retail businesses per community plan area; increasing years after felony conviction before person can be eligible for license (now 10); additional tweaks to social equity component basically to allow more “disadvantaged” persons to get into the industry easier.
Cannabis Signage was at the CPC on December 14 – CPC-2017-4546-CA – it is returning to the CPC as the last item on the December 21 agenda.