Tag Archives: Councilman Joe Buscaino

Proposal would ban developer campaign contributions

LOS ANGELES — Four City Council members introduced a motion on campaign finance reform Jan. 10 that proposes banning developer contributions to city elected officials and candidates. The move comes about two months after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office opened a review of campaign contributions alleged to be linked to developer Samuel Leung’s…

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Council ends tax certificates for pot dispensaries

LOS ANGELES — The city will stop issuing new business tax certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries under an ordinance approved Jan. 19 by the City Council. Despite the 2013 voter approval of Proposition D, which banned most medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles, city finance officials have continued to issue tax certificates and collect taxes…

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