Months of emotional and sometimes divisive public testimony over whether Long Beach should consider raising its minimum wage concluded last night with a hearing before the city’s Economic Development Commission. The task of formulating recommendations to the city council now rests with the 10 members of the commission.
Tonight, the Economic Development Commission meets, concluding the public hearing portion of the city’s multi-step process to determine if a potential minimum wage hike is appropriate for the city. The focus will be on the study released by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) earlier this month.
It appears that medical cannabis could be on its way back to Long Beach. With pending legislation at the state level expected to establish a framework for the industry to more uniformly operate in California, the Long Beach City Council voted to approve the city attorney’s office to move forward with a draft ordinance that would outline guidelines allowing for medical cannabis dispensaries to once again operate in the city.