Measure G aims to allow cannabis businesses to sell and deliver recreational marijuana within the city of Malibu. The measure also imposes a new 2.5 percent tax on all non-medical marijuana sales, the revenue of which will be used for general city purposes.
Measure M aims to “improve, repair and modernize outdated Malibu classrooms, science labs, libraries, instructional technology and other school facilities” within a $195 billion budget granted by the state of California.
With Malibu City Council members Laura Rosenthal and Lou La Monte stepping down, five local candidates campaign for the two empty City Council seats.
Karen Farrer is running for Malibu City Council. A three-time PTA president and co-founder of Advocates for Malibu Public Schools, Karen is a guiding voice in the effort to establish an independent Malibu School District. Improving the safety of Pacific Coast Highway, thoughtful land use and enhancing Malibu schools are among her top issues.
Olivia Damavandi is in the run for Malibu City Council. Protecting property values, forging a relationship with Malibu coastal engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and protecting Malibu trails and beaches from The Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority are among Damavandi’s top issues.
Jim Palmer is a small, local business owner and serves as chair of the Malibu Public Works Commission. Overseeing city operations and organization, protecting the ocean and public safety are some of Palmer’s top priorities.
Mikke Pierson, previously a public works commissioner and planning commissioner, is running for Malibu City Council. Vacation rental regulations, developing an independant Malibu School District, enhancing the safety of Pacific Coast Highway and regulating rehab centers are some of Pierson’s notable priorities.
Lance Simmens spent the past 40 years working for U.S. presidents, senators and governors, and is running for Malibu City Council. Simmens hopes to improve the safety of Pacific Coast Highway by banning PCH parking by non-residents and implementing a shuttle service. Finding a solution for short-term rentals, preserving Malibu bluffs from developers and separating Malibu schools from the Santa Monica Unified School District are some of Simmens most important issues.