Arroyo Grande opens up to medical marijuana delivery services

The Arroyo Grande City Council repealed a disputed regulation on Tuesday that required marijuana delivery services to have a physical location — that had to be outside the South County city — in order to deliver to customers with its jurisdiction. Following the ordinance amendment, any medical marijuana delivery service licensed in California can now make deliveries in Arroyo Grande. Read More …

Three candidates join Arroyo Grande City Council race

In what could lead to a possible shakeup of the Arroyo Grande City Council, two planning commissioner and a retired police captain are entering the 2018 council race.

Arroyo Grande planning commissioners Terry Fowler-Payne and John Mack were motivated to run because of problems with city processes Read More …

Arroyo Grande council votes down Popeyes restaurant

Following protest from neighbors, the Arroyo Grande City Council rejected a plan to open a Popeyes fast food restaurant on a vacant city-owned lot that is located near a residential neighborhood.

The project proposal called for the developer, Glendale firm ELA Foods Inc., to buy the 34,625 square foot property from the city, then build a 2,650 square foot Popeyes restaurant with a drive-thru. Read More …

Arroyo Grande Council members violate ethics laws

Three members of the Arroyo Grande City Council demanded Mayor Jim Hill take one-on-one ethics training classes, two of whom are out of compliance with their legal obligation to take ethics classes every two years.

The California Government Code requires that elected officials take training in ethics on issues such as conflicts of interest Read More …