Vallejo City Council to discuss morat...

Vallejo City Council to discuss moratorium on marijuana businesses

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Benny Hill

Vallejo, CA

#1 Apr 19, 2013
Tuesday's City Council agenda includes discussion and vote on a moratorium prohibiting new storefront medical marijuana businesses in Vallejo. City Manager Keen in his report to council cites substantial evidence of criminal activity related to marijuana businesses, in the state and in the City of Vallejo. In 2012, a motion to order existing marijuana stores to cease and desist operation did not pass. Councilmembers Gomes, Brown, and Sampayan voted NO, Mayor Davis and members Hannigan and McConnell voted YES, but member Sunga was absent and no action was taken.
Tuesday's discussion is certain to enhance the view of many citizens that the cease and desist order of 2012 would have been an appropriate response to the unchecked growth and other controversies surrounding the marijuana trade in Vallejo. Vallejo citizens approved a special tax over and above sales tax for medical marijuana businesses and other citizens believe this to indicate the acceptance of the marijuana trade in Vallejo despite substantial evidence of associated criminal activity.
A super-majority vote of 5 members to impose the moratorium is required to adopt.
may i take your order

Vallejo, CA

#2 Apr 19, 2013
by voting for the moratorium, gomes, brown, and sappyman will put a giant omelet on their faces. they should have voted to close down all the stores until we established some rules when they had the chance. the moratorium will allow staff to develop rules.
they will look stupid as hell now.
i can't wait.
anonymous

Vacaville, CA

#3 Apr 19, 2013
may i take your order wrote:
by voting for the moratorium, gomes, brown, and sappyman will put a giant omelet on their faces. they should have voted to close down all the stores until we established some rules when they had the chance. the moratorium will allow staff to develop rules.
they will look stupid as hell now.
i can't wait.
All you can say about this is how much you like gloating about people. Nothing about the issues. Just your hatred for select individiuals who do not think and act exactly like you command. Too bad you are not the dictator. You could be better at it than commenting on the social issues of the day.
may i take your order

Vallejo, CA

#4 Apr 19, 2013
why yes, i do enjoy gloating about people i hate when they fcuk up royally. "nothing about the issue"? wtf does that mean? the issue IS that these clowns should have ordered a total shutdown back when they had the chance. if these stores are so good for us, then they can vote NO on the moratorium, right?
now they will look like idiots and i do love it!
ahh, poetic justice!
Martijuana Brownie

Vallejo, CA

#5 Apr 19, 2013
The staff report cites abundant examples of increased criminality linked to the proliferation of pot shops in this and other Bay Area cities. Four more police officers are being honored for retiring on Tuesday. Police staffing continues to fall rapidly. Marti Brown told us in 2010 that support for Measure A would put more police on the streets. Marti Brown voted to allow continued pot shop sales in 2012. Now Marti Brown will be on the spot to vote for a moratorium to stop the proliferation of pot shops because of the associated crime increase and police response.
Too bad she was not so smart last year and misread support for Measure C to be support for more pot sales. We just want our cut if they are going to operate, and there is some controversy over the accounting of sales underlying our rightful share of the proceeds.
Marti Brown is politically vulnerable now and anyone that hitches their wagon to her runs an even greater risk of not being elected, not that any VIB loyalists have much of a chance now, as demonstrated by the walloping of Joanne Schivley and Tony Intintoli.
sam obese Cheetoh eater

Concord, CA

#6 Apr 19, 2013
Maybe Keen can also provide a budget reduction package to address the loss in revenue?

LOL!

(t)urd enragement!
anon

United States

#7 Apr 19, 2013
The staff report cites abundant examples of increased criminality linked to the proliferation of pot shops in this and other Bay Area cities. Four more police officers are being honored for retiring on Tuesday.

Ahhhhh it's all Nichelli's fault ?????? somehow?
anonymous

Vacaville, CA

#8 Apr 19, 2013
anon wrote:
The staff report cites abundant examples of increased criminality linked to the proliferation of pot shops in this and other Bay Area cities. Four more police officers are being honored for retiring on Tuesday.
Ahhhhh it's all Nichelli's fault ?????? somehow?
Chief Nic was the one who would only hire older laterals. It made for a department whose average age was extremely high. He did not plan for the future. It is only natural that these older individuals who have earned a right to a retirement are leaving. If Chief Nic had planned for a department that was balanced the impact would not have been so great. But he failed in this as a department head. Council can not dictate to departments what to do. This city had bad, very bad city management for years and years. What took so long to place into a very bad administrative posture will take years to correct. But at least it has finally started. We will get better. But, the road back is and will be hard, bumpy, and slow.
GOBs forever

Vallejo, CA

#9 Apr 19, 2013
sam obese Cheetoh eater wrote:
Maybe Keen can also provide a budget reduction package to address the loss in revenue?
LOL!
(t)urd enragement!
Maybe JD Miller can show up to cry about it?
GOBs forever

Vallejo, CA

#10 Apr 19, 2013
anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
Chief Nic was the one who would only hire older laterals. It made for a department whose average age was extremely high. He did not plan for the future. It is only natural that these older individuals who have earned a right to a retirement are leaving. If Chief Nic had planned for a department that was balanced the impact would not have been so great. But he failed in this as a department head. Council can not dictate to departments what to do. This city had bad, very bad city management for years and years. What took so long to place into a very bad administrative posture will take years to correct. But at least it has finally started. We will get better. But, the road back is and will be hard, bumpy, and slow.
So what? That is a smart move to acquire experience. The CM is doing the very same thing replacing department heads that have retired. You're right, council cannot dictate to staff, so deal with it.
ComeOffThatBongV IB

Vallejo, CA

#11 Apr 19, 2013
Keen is not going to bring in some dud that will make his job harder just so the Gomers will not cry about it. The good news is that the PD will not be hiring many, if any, laterals when the new contract puts our officers at the bottom of comparison cities. If an officer is close to retirement, they are not going to come here and reduce their pension calculation with a pay cut. Come on!!
sam obese Cheetoh eater

Concord, CA

#12 Apr 19, 2013
Maybe the bald fat man in the hula, or the orange oozer will take the podium and bash the clowncil if they vote for a moratorium and lose tax revenues.

Oh thats different!

LOL!

(t)urd enragement!
George H

San Francisco, CA

#13 Apr 19, 2013
Sam it is with much regret that I hear You are leaving Vallejo You have been a spear for many of the most important political issues in Vallejo for years
when will You depart and where to ?
Best luck
George H
JD Miller Crazy Man

Vallejo, CA

#14 Apr 19, 2013
sam obese Cheetoh eater wrote:
Maybe the bald fat man in the hula, or the orange oozer will take the podium and bash the clowncil if they vote for a moratorium and lose tax revenues.
Oh thats different!
LOL!
(t)urd enragement!
Maybe they will take the podium to scold the Gomers for not closing them down in the first place when they had the chance? At least the city is going to develop some zoning and rules, to hell with the tax revenue, we are not desperate whoers!
a fan

Vallejo, CA

#15 Apr 19, 2013
George H wrote:
Sam it is with much regret that I hear You are leaving Vallejo You have been a spear for many of the most important political issues in Vallejo for years
when will You depart and where to ?
Best luck
George H
Sam has been a political Christ for us. The man has a big big heart and we love him for it.
Grateful

Vallejo, CA

#16 Apr 19, 2013
I too am grateful for Sam Kurshan's unrelenting blistering of VIB, and helping to rally voters to the further damage VIB will do to our city and future. No town should be at war with their police officers.
Outsiders cannot believe it!
the city tailor

Vallejo, CA

#17 Apr 19, 2013
i will be working over the weekend to fashion the goat blazers for gomes, brown, and sampayan to wear on tuesday.
may i take your order

Vallejo, CA

#18 Apr 19, 2013
davis, sunga, and mcconnell can all say they supported the effort to shut them all down last year. that what should have happened and we would not be faced with possible litigation from the tossed cases from the raids, which came after the vote to leave them all open. that was gomes, brown, and houseboy bob said leave them open, now they have to support the moratorium and look like clowns.
may i take your order

Vallejo, CA

#19 Apr 19, 2013
yeah, i know sunga was absent, but clearly he does not support weed shops in town. remember when he said all vallejo should be a "drug free zone"?
Up The Sammie

Vallejo, CA

#20 Apr 20, 2013
JD Miller Crazy Man wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe they will take the podium to scold the Gomers for not closing them down in the first place when they had the chance? At least the city is going to develop some zoning and rules, to hell with the tax revenue, we are not desperate whoers!
LOL! Forget tax revenue..

I thought I would never hear that from the shameless hos that consume the tax revenues.
(t)urd enragement!

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