Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 13, 2019

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Mountain View News Saturday, April 13, 2019 



4 local agencies in a lawsuit against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) after a 
recent decision that allows commercial delivery of cannabis in California, including in cities 
that have regulated or banned commercial marijuana. 

The lawsuit, filed by attorneys at Churchwell White LLP, seeks to invalidate recent regulations 
by the BCC that violate the will of voters and the law by purporting to allow delivery of commercial 
cannabis to any physical address in the state. The lawsuit contends that the regulations 
conflict with state law, which allows the commercial delivery of marijuana only when it complies 
with local law. 

California voters passed Proposition 64 in 2016, which decriminalized marijuana possession 
for recreational use. The law, however, gave cities the ability to regulate or ban marijuana sales 
in their jurisdictions. The Arcadia City Council did just that, banning all commercial and 
industrial marijuana uses, including the prohibition of deliveries and mobile vending. While 
Proposition 64 specifically allowed cities to enact such bans, recent BCC regulations allow state-
licensed marijuana businesses to deliver anywhere in California regardless of local preference. 

“The BCC regulation eliminates the ability of cities to regulate commercial cannabis deliveries 
within their communities,” said Mayor Sho Tay. “We want to make sure that the promises 
made to voters under Proposition 64 are kept, and ensure the state does not take away local 

 The lawsuit, filed in Fresno Superior Court, aims to overturn the state regulation so that cities 
and counties can block or restrict marijuana deliveries in their borders. 

For more information, please call the City Manager’s Office at 574-5401. 


On April 2, 2019, the Arcadia City Council adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance, a first for the City of Arcadia and 
marking an important step in the identification and preservation of historic buildings throughout the City.

The Ordinance represented the culmination of several years of community engagement and involvement. The project began 
in 2015 with an effort to determine what historic resources exist in the City, and to identify the various patterns of development 
throughout the City’s history. The City contracted with well-respected Pasadena historians Architectural Resources 
Group, Inc., to develop a Historic Resources Survey and Context Statement, as well as to draft the Historic Preservation 

The Survey identified a number of important structures, some of which rise to the State and National levels for historic significance. 
Arcadia’s rich history includes not only obviously important structures such as the Santa Anita Park Grandstand 
and Queen Anne cottage at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, but also iconic structures related to 
City- founder Lucky Baldwin and the Baldwin family, homes designed by famed architects Wallace Neff and Richard Neutra, 
and commercial structures such as the Harold Bissner designed Denny’s building with its famous windmill.

“Like any important new regulation, the Ordinance was truly a community effort, with numerous well-attended public 
meetings and discussions. In the end, the final Ordinance represents a balance between private property rights and the 
ability to protect and preserve important buildings,” said Assistant City Manager/Development Services Director Jason 

The main tenets of the Ordinance are the facts that it is voluntary, and property owners can come forward to designate their 
own properties. “The Historic Preservation Ordinance is a thoughtful, important step in the preservation of not only buildings 
but of Arcadia’s heritage,” said Mayor Sho Tay. “We listened to our residents and developed an Ordinance that fits our 

Now that the Ordinance is in effect, the City will be working with local organizations such as the Arcadia Historical Society 
and Los Angeles Conservancy in assisting residents and property owners in designating their buildings as historic if they 
so choose. If you are interested in learning more about the Historic Preservation Ordinance and its implementation, please 
contact the Arcadia Planning Division at (626)574-5423 or visit the City’s website at



Work is scheduled to continue this next week on construction of a 16” water pipeline as a part of the Monrovia Renewal 
North Section Infrastructure Improvements Project. This water improvement – which is designed to improve water flows, 
pressure, and reliability in the area – includes major construction efforts to install a 16” pipeline from the intersection of 
Laurel Lane / Canyon Crest Drive, over to Canyon Boulevard, and then north on Canyon Boulevard up to the Oakglade 
Reservoir. The map above highlights the section of Canyon Boulevard where the work will be taking place.

During construction, parking will be restricted during working hours along Canyon Boulevard, from Canyon Crest Drive 
to Oakglade Drive. This will be necessary given that traffic will be reduced to one lane, with proper traffic control and flaggers 
in place to safely direct vehicle traffic.

The City will maintain vehicle access to Canyon Park, and furthermore, pedestrian access along the sidewalk will also be 

Given the extent of these improvements, we are asking that all motorists and pedestrians traveling in the area be cautious 
and aware of the activity occurring, and to expect delays when traveling through the identified construction area. Of note, 
we expect this particular bit of construction activity to be completed by Friday, April 25.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575, or via email at Monroviarenewal@ Additionally, updated construction schedules and notices will be available on the City’s 
website and on the City’s social media accounts. And please know that all of us here at the City appreciate your patience 
during these periods of construction activity!

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