City Councilwoman Susan Eggman agrees with some of the lawyers who suggested that maybe there should be some kind of community oversight selection panel established to monitor implementation of the ordinance and suggest future changes review dispensary applicants. Eggman suggested each council member recommend a member on a seven-member panel. As for allowing more than [...]
As you’ll recall, the City Council delayed action last month on a medical marijuana ordinance. It was sent back to a council subcommittee, and it is discussing proposed changes right now. The new draft ordinance could: • Change the separation standards so that a dispensary cannot be within 300 feet of residentially zonedproperty rather than [...]
6:45 p.m.: Councilwoman Leslie Baranco Martin is asking City Attorney Ren Nosky to look at a City Charter provision that the city attorney not hire outside attorneys without approval of the City Council. Nosky said the longstanding practice has been that outside lawyers not be hired only if the cost exceeds the council limit, about [...]
6:29 p.m.: In a formality, the City Council approved an agreement with the state of California for the south Stockton Highway 99 widening project, Caltrans is the lead agency on the $253 million project, which is to widen Highway 99 from four lanes to six lanes from Arch Road to the Crosstown Freeway. The agreement approved [...]
A council member blew her nose, and the high school students in attendance cannot stop laughing (A hopeful moment, no doubt, for all those wanting to interest youth in municipal government).