The Carlsbad City Attorney has prepared a ballot title and summary and provided the document to the initiative proponents.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE 08-04-17
Carlsbad was one of a number of San Diego County cities last week to receive a “notice of intent” to circulate a petition to change local marijuana regulations. The notice was submitted by the Association of Cannabis Professionals.
Under the California Elections Code, the city attorney has until Aug. 11 to provide a ballot title and measure summary, after which the proponents may publish a notice of intent in the newspaper and then begin gathering signatures. To qualify for a special election, proponents must submit valid signatures for 15 percent of registered voters in Carlsbad. To qualify for the 2018 general election they must gather valid signatures from 10 percent of registered voters.
If enough valid signatures are collected, the City Council may adopt the initiative without any changes or put the initiative on the ballot.