Endorsement: Yes on L.A. County Measure C for regulated cannabis sales and facilities
No on Proposition D for an increase in sales taxes dedicated to public schools
Yes on Measure A, the measure that would allow the county to allow local residents 21 years of age and older a reasonable opportunity to vote
Yes on Measure B, a measure that would allow the county to provide $4 million for public transportation projects
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Measure C passed with more than 52% of the vote. The proposal would legalize and regulate retail sales of cannabis and allow for the cultivation and manufacture of cannabis for sale, processing and research. It would be taxed at a rate of 7%, which will be set by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in its November 2016 meeting.
Measure F passed with 55% of the vote. It would allow police to conduct warrantless searches and seizures on the basis of probable cause. It would mandate that law enforcement officers report certain data regarding law enforcement tactics to county supervisors, as well as establish a data sharing agreement between the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the department.
Measure J will be on the November 2016 ballot. It would authorize the county to allow local residents 21 years of age and older to vote in the 2020 municipal elections.
There are 11 polls in Los Angeles County out of more than 1 million registered voters in the county, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has said the county can decide whether to allow cannabis sales at its retailers, subject to court approval. That could take up to a year and could be extended.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has described the ordinance as the most comprehensive measure of its kind. The vote came after six hours of public hearings and more than 600 comments from people who spoke in favor of Proposition D, which would raise local sales taxes by $3 million annually to pay for schools and other county services.
Supervisor Roger H. Harris, D-San Marino, who has fought the measure, said Wednesday he plans to take legal action against the county, saying “it’s time for a judge to act.”
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to begin work on a legal challenge to the county’s proposal on Sept. 7.
“Proposition D is a measure that I do believe will help a great deal