On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee voted to approve an ordinance based on a motion originally introduced by Councilwoman Nury Martinez and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez to empower the Department of Water and Power to shut-off power to illegal cannabis shops.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Approves Ordinance That Allows DWP to Shut-Off Power to Illegal Cannabis Businesses
Los Angeles, CA -City of Los Angeles Councilwoman Nury Martinez issued the following statement after the Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee approved an ordinance that allows the Department of Water and Power to shut-off power to illegal cannabis shops:
“Today's action brings us one step closer to being able to stop illegal cannabis businesses from taking advantage of our taxpayer-funded services. This has been a long time coming, and I am proud that as a City we are sending a loud and clear message that our neighborhoods must be respected. We must make sure that our communities are safe spaces for our kids to walk through, instead of a free space for illegal shops to operate in. The voters of California and Los Angeles made their choice, and now we are providing the rules and regulations as it relates to enforcing that decision.”
Councilwoman Nury Martinez is the President Pro-Tem of the Los Angeles City Council. She represents the Sixth Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, Sun Valley, Panorama City, Arleta, North Hollywood, and North Hills East.