Apr 16

Los Angeles City Councilwoman wants to bill property owners for illegal pot shops

Shutting down illegal pot shops across Los Angeles has been a constant struggle for the Los Angeles City Council, due in no small part to enforcement’s price tag. Budgetary increases for illegal cannabis enforcement could go from around $3 million this year to around $30 million in the next city budget, Mayor Eric Garcetti said last month. However, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez has a plan to cover the expenses. On Friday, she introduced a motion to the City Council asking the City Attorney to draft an ordinance enabling city agencies to assess property owners and businesses for the costs utility disconnection and other efforts against illegal cannabis dispensaries.

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