Mayor & City Council Agree -NO on Measure E!

"We already have a cannabis ordinance in place. Years of resident input through dozens of community meetings will be thrown out if Measure E passes. Vote NO on E!"

-Mayor Pro Tem Nils Nehrenheim, District 1

The journey to create a local ordinance started in 2018.  The Council started with a task force made up of many members of the community,

RBUSD, BCHD, and outside interest groups to review best practices for commercial use regulations of cannabis, including storefront siting, taxation, delivery, and development agreement options, and to prepare a report for Planning Commission and City Council consideration. Members of the Redondo Beach Police Department, Fire Department, Community Development Department, and the City Treasurer’s Office met jointly in support of the work of the CSC.

On October 4th, your elected City Council voted NO to Measure E.

In a unanimous vote at the City Council meeting on October 4th, the City Council voted to OPPOSE Measure E. The primary reason was that the City has it’s own cannabis ordinance in place. The City has worked hard with resident input and focus to ensure that the City’s ordinance is representative of what the community wants. The cannabis ordinance that is in place is a fair and balanced.

The Special Election for Measure E, which would establish a new Cannabis Regulation Ordinance  and would replace Ordinance 3240-22 to amend Title 6 of the Redondo Beach Municipal Code (RBMC), Ordinance 3241-22 to amend Title 10 Chapter 2 of the RBMC (inland zoning) and Ordinance 3235-22 to amend Title 10 Chapter 5 of the RBMC (coastal zoning) to implement  commercial cannabis regulations and allow cannabis businesses in certain zones of the City.

These ordinances were passed by Council on September 6, 2022 and are set to go into effect October 7, 2022. Ordinance 3235-22 will not take effect until certified by the Coastal Commission.