Pot activists are saying that LA's move to close down most of the medical marijuana shops in the City will cause a significant loss of jobs and tax revenue across town. They also claim the regulations adopted for the remaining shops are stricter than those on gun stores or adult entertainment venues.
CurbedLA notes that City Council President Eric Garcetti lists bringing Jimmy Kimmel to Hollywood, the return of the Oscars and housing for low income gay and lesbian seniors are among Tinseltown's biggest achievements. He also says he is currently not planning to consider running for Mayor in 2013.
The City of Ontario wants to be able to have the opportunity to buy the airport in their community from it's current owners, the City of Los Angeles. Ontario leaders feel that LA's mis-management including excessive regulation and fees have led to the airport's recent loss of some airlines. Indeed LA/Ontario Airport was once a cash cow for LA World Airports but in recent times it's had to take drastic steps to keep the airport from bleeding LA's general fund. At a time the Mayor is looking under the couch cushions for spare change to address the City's budget deficit it makes sense for Los Angeles to benefit from the sale of an asset it has no business managing. However the fly in the ointment is Councilman Bill "Open Shirt" Rosendahl is opposed to it because he feels LA should rule the "megalopolis" that runs from San Diego to Santa Barbara.
And finally in case you missed them here are two Mayor Sam items from Monday for your election day reading: the Mayor Sam bloggers' picks for the state ballot measures and a report that the California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating former 43rd Assembly District candidate Chahe Keuroghelian.