Sunday, September 20, 2020
Home News LB Council Votes on Major Issues at First 2014 Meeting

LB Council Votes on Major Issues at First 2014 Meeting

 

LONG BEACH — On Jan. 7, the Long Beach City Council voted 8-1, District 1 Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske opposed, to place an item asking voters whether to tax future medical marijuana collectives on the April 8, ballot.

Under Proposition 218 all new or increased taxes must go on the ballot.

The city council has been discussing the possibility of enacting another medical marijuana collective ordinance since this past September. The tax would only go into effect if and/or when an ordinance regulating medical marijuana has gone into effect.

The tax would go toward the general fund without provisions as to how to spend the revenue. Only 50 percent of voters need to approve it for it to pass.

The council voted on a ballot initiative for a gross tax rate not greater than 10 percent, an initial 6 percent rate and an annual consumer price index adjustment.

Places that cultivate and grow marijuana would pay $15 per square foot each year. The city would be able to increase that number to $50. Collectives that can prove they are truly nonprofits would only pay $10 per square foot.

Also at the meeting, council members unanimously voted on a Housing Element for Long Beach.

The Housing Element is a general plan that requires that local governments adequately plan to meet the existing and projected housing needs of all economic segments of the community. The plan includes more emergency shelters and housing development near public transportation corridors.

The plan did not include requirements that developers set aside a percentage of low-cost units or tenant protections. Instead, the council included in their approval a requirement that the city staff study and report on a rent escrow account program, which would work as an enforcement tool for landlords to maintain their properties and bring them up to compliance from existing violations by having the tenant pay a lower rent to the city as a deposit, while the landlord fixes issues with their housing.

District 9 Councilman also tried to include by proposing that a percentage of property tax revenue be set aside for affordable housing projects, but was unsuccessful.

The Long Beach City Council also approved a code amendment that would allow electronic billboards as part of a cap and trade program, limiting billboard numbers in the city.

In addition, the city council unanimously approved a social hosting ordinance for adult providing alcohol for people younger than 21 years old.

Violators would be charghed with a misdemeanor and a fine of up $1,000 and/or jail time not to exceed six month or an infraction with a fine of $1,000.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Popular

Millionaires versus Markets: Big Money Battles Prop. 15

The corporate owner of Terranea Resort has spent $250,000 to defeat Proposition 15, while Carson’s largest landowner, the Watson Land Corp., has...

Campaigning in a Different World

Top District 7 vote-getters in school board race look to distinguish themselves in new political environment The District 7...

Fog In the Media

Even the weather girl should know which way the wind blows Sitting, as I do most early mornings, drinking...

Social Media Spreads Fear on Anti-fascism Caravan

For four years, thousands of people descended upon San Pedro to see the latest in advanced military vessels, vehicles and weapons along...

Recent Comments

The Anti-fascists are the Fascists on The Truth About Antifa
Scott Wallace on The Truth About Antifa
David C Lizarraga on Episode – San Pedro: The Podcast
Randomly Lengthly Walt on Republicans’ Revolt
Antifa are the real fascists on The Truth About Antifa
Artemis Gordon on The Truth About Antifa
Vicky Palesa Adam on Lung Health Tips for COVID-19
J.S on Icarus Falls
Ghost from your past! on Icarus Falls
Lisa Bennett on The Truth About Antifa
Dave on Icarus Falls
Kevin on Icarus Falls
DAVID J LEE on Think: George Floyd
M Mackey on Think: George Floyd
Michael S. Motta on Think: George Floyd
Thomas "HOUSE" Houchens on Think: George Floyd
Eliath Mena on Think: George Floyd
Deidre Powell on Think: George Floyd
Marcia Ladymgirl on Think: George Floyd
Jennifer L on Think: George Floyd
Carlos Fisher on Think: George Floyd
Jose "cheMMa" Rodriguz on Think: George Floyd
Aniza Thomas on Think: George Floyd
David Seay on Think: George Floyd
Marc LJ on Think: George Floyd
andre edwards on Think: George Floyd
Terelle Jerricks on From Pop Culture to Cop Culture
Sharon Hislop on Think: George Floyd
Fetteroff on Think: George Floyd
Raul Acevedo Jr. on Think: George Floyd
Mel Grayson on Think: George Floyd
Terelle Jerricks on A Virtual World of Events 
Alice r. Knoop on Lung Health Tips for COVID-19
Melina Paris on Take me to Sardine
Joshua E Chambers on Take me to Sardine
Chad Dorchester on Take me to Sardine
Terelle Jerricks on Change Won’t Be Televised
Melina Paris on Take me to Sardine
Melina Paris on Take me to Sardine
Melina Paris on Take me to Sardine
Bob Kohler on About
Judie M Barker on About
Kim Kaufman on Staff
Kim Kaufman on Staff
Vivian Morales on From War to Lowrider
Robin Doyno on Staff
Publisher on About
Joe Stackhouse on Advertise
Marshariki Haylock on A Stabbing in San Pedro
CARRIE MENDOZA on A Stabbing in San Pedro
Martin Palmiere EMC(SW) ret. on Trouble on the Iowa
Martin A.Palmiere EMC(SW) USN(ret.) on Trouble on the Iowa
John H Winkler on Frequently Asked Questions
J. McVey on Staff
Malou Mariano on Tampering and Collusion
Terrell Williams on The New Gap Band Fills The Gap
Alton C . Thompson, Ph. D. on About
Harold Ericsson on Letters to the Editor
Hillbinkel on Trouble on the Iowa
Ian Gordon on KKJZ Leaves CSULB Campus
larry lebedin on KKJZ Leaves CSULB Campus
Joseph Bianco on Frequently Asked Questions
Deborah Steed on Zerby Family Finds Solace
Don Griffin on Rosenberg
Pete on About
Anne Marie Knudsen on Clem Pennington is the Whole Package
Terelle Jerricks on About
Lyn Jensen on Go Retro with Records
Steven R. Heldt on Fig Trees Are Like Democracies
Joanne Sims on Peacocks, Paseo, Politics
Dave Borst-Smith on Peacocks, Paseo, Politics
Charles Traupmann on The Buscaino Report:
james P. Allen on Across the Great Divide
Allyson Vought on Across the Great Divide
PBinLostAngeles on RL NEWS Roundups: June 14, 2016
davehall on Voter Guide
Chris formica Gringos Tacos on Food Truck Blues
Random Lengths News on Iowa Fever
Tinisha Rodrique on IMG_1761
polos fred perry on Less Than a Side Show
cheap soccer jersey on Less Than a Side Show
le mahjong gratuit on The Surrealness of Knives and Breast
Harry and the Gang on Sherlock Holmes at the LB Playhouse
neufert architect s data pdf on IMG_1761
sewing machine reviews on Annie at the Warner Grand