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Members appointed to Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Marijuana

Committee will evaluate, analyze, and propose options and standards to establish marijuana regulations.

On October 18, the Mayor and City Council approved the appointment of nine members to the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Marijuana (CAC). The CAC, first created on September 20, 2017, is charged with the duty to evaluate, analyze, and propose options and standards to establish marijuana regulations that will protect the public health, safety, and welfare of San Bernardino residents.

There are a host of important public policy issues for the Mayor and City Council to consider. Having a citizen advisory committee provide input to the decision-making process is critical. The CAC will discuss and return recommendations on multiple areas of regulation. These areas include options and standards related to personal cultivation in residential zones, public consumption of marijuana, taxes on marijuana and regulation of commercial marijuana not covered by Measure O. While marijuana regulations already exist at the state (Proposition 64) and city level (Measure O), state law allows local governments to address the above issues based upon local priorities. Committee recommendations will be due to the Mayor and City Council by December 20, 2017.

The nine members appointed to the CAC are:

Member Name

Appointing Council Member

Margaret Hill

Mayor

Cassie Levy

Mayor

Sandra Owens-Olivas

Ward 1 – Virginia Marquez

Frank J. Flores

Ward 2 – Benito J. Barrios

Randi Ball

Ward 3 – John Valdivia

Larry Quiel

Ward 4 – Fred Shorett

Randy Wilson

Ward 5 – Henry Nickel

Fred Burks

Ward 6 – Bessine L. Richard

Damon Alexander

Ward 7 – James L. Mulvihill

The Citizen’s Advisory Committee will be supported by City staff and a consultant. A consultant will be hired following a Request For Proposal. Proposals were due at 3 p.m. on October 25.  

CAC meeting agendas and information will be available on SBCity.org/Agendas. For more information on the Citizen’s Advisory Committee, please call the Community Development Department at 909-384-5057 or visit, www.SBCity.org/MarijuanaRegulations.