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Santa Paula: Ordinance Prohibiting and Regulating Fireworks with Fines for Violations

Santa Paula: Ordinance Prohibiting and Regulating Fireworks with Fines for Violations

by Sheryl Hamlin From sea to shining sea, fireworks 2020 has disrupted cities and citizens. This CNN report indicates the fireworks in 2020 are out of character with previous years on many levels. Santa Paula citizens have reported bombs since June and as of this writing (July 17) there was yet another loud bomb in […]

Port Hueneme city council cannabis ordinance

Port Hueneme city council cannabis ordinance

By Tom Dunn. Port Hueneme City Council is drafting a cannabis ordinance to allow medical marijuana to be sold, manufactured, grown and delivered.  Port Hueneme is moving forward in hopes of being the first city in Ventura County to allow most aspects of medical marijuana to be legal including edibles that will be available for […]

Need to strengthen Oxnard’s laws concerning access to government liquid assets

Need to strengthen Oxnard’s laws concerning access to government liquid assets

By Phil Molina  . Mr. Mayor, Councilmembers and We the Public:  . Not yet sure who will be our next City Treasurer. I want to offer this observation and request.  . In local government there are Federal and State laws, and local ordinances. When a city wants to emphasize and provide more guidance, it will […]

Thousand Oaks bans commercial medical marijuana

Thousand Oaks bans commercial medical marijuana

By Bruce Boyer The most significant meeting action was on the agenda item as recommended by Thousand Oaks City officials to prohibit State legal Medical Marijuana dispensaries and their home delivery from operating in Thousand Oaks.  The Council heard public comments from over a dozen residents who made every point possible to show all the good […]

In Chicago Weeds Not Protected As Free Speech

In Chicago Weeds Not Protected As Free Speech

By Jennifer Felten Many cities have ordinances that require property owners to control the weeds on their property or face fines. Proponents of these types of regulations argue that they are needed for: the prevention of serious fire hazards, the removal of obstructions that interfere with streets and sidewalks, the prevention of noxious weed infestation, […]