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By Stephen Hadland
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Council Continues Virtual Input at Council Meetings

Council Sacks Fiesta La Ballona Committee, Eliminates City Tax on Cannabis

 

December 7, 2023

The Monday night, Culver City Council Meeting on November 13 council voted unanimously to continue to allow public comments to be heard at meetings via virtual participation.

Vice Mayor Yasmine McMorrin requested that a statement be prepared by Human Resources, so that if another 'hate speech' call were to intrude at a future meeting, the council would have a statement prepared to handle the situation.

While comments need to be available, there is simply no legal way to pre-screen speakers for content.

The council voted 3-2 to eliminate the Fiesta La Ballona Advisory Committee. The past several Parks and control of decisions and Recreation Directors have taken control planning and running the Fiesta.

The Fiesta moved from being citizen run event for many years To an event totally run by parks and recreation staff.

Wayne wrote in a recent commentary in the Culver City Observer, the staff members spend way more time telling the committee what it can't do as opposed to encouraging and fostering ideas to make the meetings and the festival run more smoothly."

Council voted to eliminate the 2% tax on cannabis sales in Culver City. Vice Mayor Yasmine McMorrin and Councilman Goran Eriksson voted against eliminating the tax.

 

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