SUBJECT: Initial Urgency Interim Ordinance to Establish a Forty-Five (45) Day Moratorium on the Approval of Any Land Use Entitlements, Business Licenses, and any other License or Permit for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries with Specified Exceptions

A public hearing will be held by the City Council to consider the following request:

An Initial Urgency Interim Ordinance that would establish a forty-five (45) day moratori- um on the approval of any land use entitlements, business licenses, or any other permit or license for medical marijuana dispensaries, with specified exceptions, to allow the City an opportunity to (1) address community concerns regarding the establishment and oper- ation of medical marijuana dispensaries, (2) study the potential impacts that medical mar- ijuana dispensaries may have on the public health, safety and welfare, (3) review the legal authority that is available for the City to enact land use controls intended to regulate the distribution of medical marijuana in a manner consistent with the requirements of both State and federal law, (4) study and determine what local regulations may be appropriate or necessary for medical marijuana dispensaries, and (5) ensure that regulations author- izing medical marijuana dispensaries can be implemented in such a way as not to result in harmful effects to the businesses, property owners, and residents of the City.

DATE/TIME: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012 AT 6:45 p.m.

LOCATION: City Council Chambers, Second Floor, Santa Monica City Hall 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, California


The City of Santa Monica encourages public comment. You may comment at the City Council public hearing, or by writing a letter. Written information will be given to the City Council at the meeting.

Address your letters to:


City Clerk Re: Medical Marijuana Interim Ordinance 1685 Main Street, Room 102 Santa Monica, CA 90401

If you want more information about this project or wish to review the project file, please contact Paul Foley at (310) 458-8341, or by e-mail at The Zoning Ordinance is available at the Planning Counter during business hours and on the City’s web site at

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please contact (310) 458-8341 or (310) 458-8696 TTY at least 72 hours in advance. All written materials are available in alternate format upon request. Santa Monica “Big Blue” Bus Lines #2, #3, Rapid 3, #7 and #9 service the City Hall and Civic Center.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 65009(b), if this matter is subsequent- ly challenged in Court, the challenge may be limited to only those issues raised at the pub- lic hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Santa Monica at, or prior to, the public hearing.


Esto es una noticia de una audiencia pública para revisar applicaciónes proponiendo desarrollo en Santa Monica. Si deseas más información, favor de llamar a Carmen Gutierrez en la División de Planificación al número (310) 458-8341.

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