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LA Times: Marijuana Mars Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council Elections

'Pot shops provoke bitter Neighborhood Council election,' the paper says.

Click here to read the full Los Angeles Times story—and share your thoughts about it in the Comments section below.

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bbkong October 17, 2012 at 03:20 AM
@Andrew "Given that you just admitted you weren't paying attention to what was going on back in the TERA-Chamber battle days, I think you'll agree you've sort of disqualified yourself on that one." Au contraire mon frere! I may not have seen the fight but I saw the bruises. Maybe we should consult with Mr. Rantz on that matter. I do however believe in market forces and a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary for the maintenance of peace and property rights. "I'm sure it's comforting to believe that most of the pro-pot store candidates lost because of "disinformation, false claims and drama" from the opposition." It's not comforting or imagined at all, it was on full display right here at the Patch, and I would imagine in other places as well. "I know very few Eagle Rockers who think the proliferation of storefronts in ER was ideal" On the other hand, I know very few Eagle Rockers that cared much one way or the other. I asked a lot of strangers on the Colorado sidewalk on my walks and the most common answer was, and I quote "meh". This is all academic anyway. The tide is turning and it's only a matter of time. Soon there won't even be a need for the potshops.
bbkong October 17, 2012 at 04:41 PM
That was a funny read, especially the "unsightly and malodorous" part. Nobody wants a Farmer John plant in the neighborhood but don't you dare ask them to give up bacon. The "design professional" part was icing on the cake. There was nothing there that shook my opinion about posses, it just confirms it. Nothing short of an army of bulldozers will ever turn Eagle Rock into a silk purse.
bbkong October 17, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Ah, for once you have a good point AFG. Perhaps the ERNC should consider using a part of their budget to send out flyers to everyone in 90041 to let them know what's going on.
EagleRockMom October 18, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Actually, a candidate from the Eagle Rock Neighbors party visited my home and provided election information several days before voting commenced. The flyer he gave me is the one I took to ER City Hall Saturday. Also, the ERNC booth at the ER Music Festival had election information, as well as the ER Patch.
EagleRockMom October 18, 2012 at 03:46 AM
@Erykah Your party loss because genuine Eagle Rockers weren't buying what you and your Green Slate had to offer. The voting majority does not want illegally operating dispensaries lousing up our community and we certainly don't want you or your husband in office. By the way...how many votes did you specifically get, Erykah? Isn't that dismal number a clue and a half?

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