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Wilmont September meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
John Medlin
10:33
While CDC supposedly has medical values, especially for Cancer survivors, what about marijuana being a "gateway drug" for other negative drugs?
Marc Verville
15:58
The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis https://www.wsj.com/articles/legalizing-marijuana-weed-health-risks-11630105218
Steve
19:02
@john the article has a paywall. It can’t be read without a subscription
Marc Verville
21:39
Not allowed to upload a file from my computer. Try: https://iasic1.org/
Alissa Finerman
21:55
Q. What is needed for approval or what does approval depend upon?
Betzi Richardson
23:25
What is the source(s) for their products?
Marc Verville
23:49
Questions:1. Does this need a prescription? If so, why do we need in-store advice/expertise?2. With delivery services available, why do we need a physical presence?
John Medlin
30:37
Also a liquor store within 100 feet on the same side of the road.
Alissa Finerman
31:14
Yes John
Steve
31:59
A lot of dispensaries have so many products its hard to discern what will work the best for insomnia. Most of the time it doesn’t seem like people working at the counter know what is the best for any given usage. What kind of training will the sales people have?
Marc Verville
34:13
So there is no formal training or certification requirements for staff.
Steve
34:37
What is going to be the average price point
Carol
34:49
Have you connected with Saint Johns? they have a licensed Cannabis doctor on staff
Marc Verville
35:40
A "national training program" is not the same as an independent certification.
John Medlin
35:52
Great presentation on the medicinal value of CBD, etc., however, as a parent of former teenagers MJ was sometimes used as a gateway drug for other stronger drugs. Overcoming that old stigma is crucial to your success.
Rosemary Sostarich
38:06
So you can get a prescription on line based on what I say my needs are without my Dr.’s approval ?
Paul Song
39:17
paulysong@gmail.com
Erin Carachilo
39:32
our emails are:
Erin Carachilo
39:45
erin.carachilo@calyxpeak.com
Alissa Finerman
39:48
Thank you Erin/Paul
Erin Carachilo
40:04
paulysong@calyxpeak.com
Terry Hayes
53:44
What are you proposing?
Alissa Finerman
59:22
Why can’t we replace with new murals that don’t offend people?
Steve
01:00:11
Unfortunately some of the scenes from the past are not going to be pretty in today’s context, however they are an accurate and true portrayal of real history. It’s sad but true. The pain of the past should also not be overlooked or sugar coated.
Tricia Crane
01:00:38
Spanish philosopher George Santayana is credited with the aphorism, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,”
Tricia Crane
01:01:17
Is this not a great educational opportunity? Better to whitewash it? Really????
Marc Verville
01:01:39
Why would not the perceived issues in the panels not make great educational opportunities> Does eliminating these images further education and understanding?
Steve
01:02:12
I grew up in Detroit, at the DIA we have the classic Diego Rivera mural that accurately portrays they history of the times. I can’t imagine them washing that down to something that doesn’t offend anyone.
John Medlin
01:06:56
At Gettysburg where there are statues of both Union and Confederate soldiers they go to great effort to explain why the people were there what they represented. No hiding any of the facts and truths of the participants. NONE of the statues have been or should be removed. Gettysburg National Park is in effect an outdoor museum. History is History, good, bad, indifferent present ALL the facts.
Alissa Finerman
01:09:23
Just to clarify, I am not saying to wipe away our history at all, we need to honor our history so it is not repeated and we continue to make progress. Confederate statues have been removed because they are offensive. Our history can be preserved - I’m not sure it needs to be in the form of the mural. It is a good discussion. To be continued
Alissa Finerman
01:11:04
And I would want to learn more about the murals/issues
Marc Verville
01:12:06
Total budgeted fees paid by Market Rate units in 2021 is about $300,000. About 50% of one unit.
Michael Strathearn
01:13:27
Question on housing
Tricia Crane
01:13:30
Why did our own Housing Commissioner - Lenora Camner - tell the State to demand MORE housing of Santa Monica than was originally proposed?
Marc Verville
01:16:43
What is the influence of Abundant Housing LA (AHLA)? The state originally required Santa Monica produce 4,829 units with 3,673 being affordable. The jump to 8,895 (+84%) was due to AHLA sending a legal letter to the state demanding changes to the methodology to result in these unsubstantiated numbers. AHLA also seemed to heavily influence the CA HCD response to the SM submission.
elizabethbroooks
01:17:56
Most importantly, we do not have enough
John Medlin
01:18:04
Please let Marc Vervlle present his questions/exceptions?
Tricia Crane
01:18:21
Does ellis support Bill Brand's initiative to preserve local control over land use in our city?
Marc Verville
01:20:45
The population in SM is declining. No one is riding the Expo line because it has very little transit network utility value. Is that even being acknowledged?
Alissa Finerman
01:21:19
Any other questions?
Steve
01:26:06
No addressing the vacancy issue
Tricia Crane
01:26:23
If we comply with the state , is Santa Monica destined to become a suburb of LA and not a city?
Tricia Crane
01:27:47
People can fight back - there will be an intiative to oppose the state take-over!!!!!
Marc Verville
01:29:03
There are 600 luxury units being built on the border of SM at Bundy (The Edge) with NO affordable units. Why are allowing that to happen?
Steve
01:29:05
Vacancy tax is a great idea
Michael Strathearn
01:29:08
Bond issue to get funds, taxes on investment properties and properties with more than 5% empty apartments
Betzi Richardson
01:29:46
Yes, let's demand a vacancy tax!!!
Marc Verville
01:32:00
Do we know who the homeless are and the impact of the transiency issue? Who should SM be responsible for? Without a systematic data collection approach, how can we even define the SM-specific problem?
Alissa Finerman
01:32:28
Agree Marc
John Medlin
01:32:38
Who really wants to "own" the issue of Homelesss?
Carol
01:33:11
Can homeless funds be used towards housing funds?
Michael Strathearn
01:33:52
We should just set up homeless centers on the front lawns of the City Council homes. They would fix things real fast.
Marc Verville
01:34:49
Third Street Promenade:The DTSM “plan” is entirely focused on aspirational outcomes and then proposes zoning changes, among other things. However:• What detailed analysis supports the projected outcomes?• What analyses have been completed that identify infrastructure and traffic management requirements necessary to support such outcomes?• What metrics are used to assess incoming and outgoing customer volumes, origins, transportation mode or foot traffic flows.• What analyses of pedestrian flows between the commercial properties od SM Place, the Ocean Ave hotels and the Promenade have been completed?
Betzi Richardson
01:40:22
We definitely need a hardware store - is retail rent control impossible, or rent subsidies for specifically needed businesses?
John Medlin
01:43:16
"Hardware" store at 11th, between Colorado/Olympic
Steve
01:44:25
@Elizabeth…true!
John Medlin
01:44:49
Without adequate security on the Promenade and city parks, small businesses and citizens will not thrive or feel safe.
John Medlin
01:45:49
Elizabeth and Alissa, my hats off to you for putting together and excellent zoom-meeting.