Dozens of residents turned out for a public meeting Tuesday to oppose mayor Bao Nguyen’s proposal to rescind the city’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, citing concerns about marijuana use in local schools and neighborhood problems caused by dispensaries.
The Garden Grove City Council is likely to approve an audit of a controversial job created for its former fire chief David Barlag, after an abrupt change of heart by two council members who had opposed the audit.
Former Fire Chief David Barlag retired on Monday from a position created for him during a secret City Council vote in September 2014. His departure comes amid pressure on the City Council to scrutinize his work.
A split Garden Grove City Council Tuesday night failed to take action on a proposal to reform how they conduct closed-door meetings and launch an audit of the controversial employment contract the city gave to former Fire Chief David Barlag.
A report released Wednesday by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office concludes that officials violated the state’s open meetings law, but the violations did not go so far as to warrant criminal charges.
Garden Grove City Council members Tuesday approved an ordinance banning local cultivation and delivery of marijuana, but signaled they would reconsider the city’s ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in the near future.
The Garden Grove City Council will review the city’s residency requirements for its planning commission after Voice of OC reported last week that commissioner Vu Mai appears to live in the city of San Clemente.