First things first, if you have an absentee ballot, today is absolutely last day you should fill it out and mail it in. If you can't mail it in today, just fill it out and drop it off at ANY polling place in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
If you plan on voting in person and if you don't know where your polling place is, go to http://www.lavote.net/LOCATOR/ and type in your address to find out. Polls are open Tuesday, May 21st from 7am-8pm.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, here are the Venice For Change endorsements for the May 21st Los Angeles Municipal elections!
MEASURE C - YES
MEASURES D, E, and F
Measures D,E, and F are all measures designed to control and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries within LA City limits
MEASURE D - YES
Measure D would allow the 135 dispensaries approved under the interim control ordinance of September 2007 to stay open, if they follow the city's rules on proximity to schools, churches and neighborhoods, and would place a new tax of $60 per $1,000 of marijuana sold.
MEASURE E - NO
Measure E would ban all medical marijuana dispensaries except the shops that were registered before 2007. This would permanently cap the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city at 135. It does not include a revenue component.
MEASURE F - NO
Measure F would allow the unlimited licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries that opened after 2007 as long as they meet certain specified standard, and would impose a 20% sales tax on the medical marijuana sold in the proposed licensed dispensaries.