Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. was joined by Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz and Nury Martinez in releasing the city’s draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity. The City Council has been engaging in an open and public dialogue over the last year about how to best regulate all aspects of the cannabis industry citywide. After shepherding Measure M to a historic 80.5% passage rate, Wesson immediately began the process of gleaning best practices from neighboring cities and states who had already established responsible cannabis regulations. Wesson who chairs the Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations, and Neighborhoods committee which has overseen the crafting of the draft regulations, held over a dozen meetings, including in the evenings, inviting members of the public, industry experts, and regulators from other states including Colorado, Oregon, and Washington to provide testimony. The City Council is currently conducting a 60 day public comment period of the proposed requirements.
The past year has been sensational for Los Angeles as City Council President Wesson has been working diligently with the City Council, Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA24 on preparations for the bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. As we approach decision day, more details emerge and excitement intensifies. For the latest update on Los Angeles’ journey to 2024 click here.
The city of Los Angeles faces a homelessness crisis and City Council President Wesson has devoted an unprecedented amount of effort toward achieving immediate and long – term solutions. Together with state and county leaders, the City Council continues to develop and implement comprehensive approaches to battle the growing number of homeless.
It has been suggested that the Department of Water and Power needs to become more nimble and customer-focused. As part of City Council, Wesson has been working to make the DWP more accountable, efficient, responsive and affordable for the citizens of Los Angeles. For more information, click here.
As both Vice Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Comprehensive Job Creation Plan and as a member of the Economic Development Committee, City Council President Wesson works to ensure efforts are put forth to maintain Los Angeles on the path toward economic prosperity and job creation.