Citizen backed Measure PM creates comprehensive regulations and delivers $6.4 million in new revenue and between 750 and 1,250 living wage jobs to the City of Pomona. This forecast was confirmed by independent experts at Whitney Economics. Measure PM is the only regulation on our ballot to generate significant tax revenue for Pomona. It funds both enforcement and general city services. It creates and regulates a competitive market within our City of Pomona, while eliminating them near our schools, daycare centers, and youth activity centers.
Four years after statewide reform and decades-long ban in Pomona, we still don't have safe access, nor have we participated in the boom of manufacturing, distribution and laboratory jobs that other cities have enjoyed.
Measure PM limits dispensaries to one per 25,000 residents. At our current population, this allows for a total of six dispensaries, ensuring both safe access and a competitive consumer market for us. This measure also authorizes cultivation, product manufacturing, and distribution within the Manufacturing-2 zone of our City.
Measure PM requires that all businesses be located either within the Safe Access Overlay or within the Manufacturing-2 Zone of Pomona. Each business must adhere to strict State operating regulations including locating a minimum of 600 feet from any school, day care center, or youth center within our City.
Measure PM requires all applicants undergo a transparent, and through application process, including background checks for all applicants. It limits the application fee for a business permit to $250, enabling our local citizens an opportunity to participate in this industry that has, until now, been dominated by well-funded, politically connected corporations.
Join the nearly 10,000 Citizens of Pomona that petitioned our City Council to put this measure on the ballot. VOTE YES on MEASURE PM!
"Through a process of evolution, and a process of research, I know illegal dispensaries are already here in Pomona and there are social consequences for illegal dispensaries. In fact, our police have to spend an inordinate amount of resources to shut them down. It isn't like there are taxes coming to pay our police to do that extra work. Our police chief called other police chiefs where it is allowed and asked if they were having problems with those businesses? The answer was NO! The problem is not with legal dispensaries or businesses. It's the illegal dispensaries that are the problem."
Pomona Mayor Sandoval