Costa Mesa study session focusing on medical marijuana, freeway widening, block grants

The Costa Mesa City Council will discuss medical marijuana, a county project to widen the San Diego (405) Freeway and allocating thousands in community block grants to local nonprofits at a study session Monday afternoon.

First up, local dispensary owner Jeff Byrne and an associate from Northern California will talk about the city's management of medical marijuana, which has proved itself a legal riddle for law enforcement in the city.

The city will also review plans to widen the 405, with one proposed plan adding lanes to the Corona del Mar (73) Freeway, too.

City leaders are scheduled to review the city's Redevelopment and Residential Rehabilitation Committee's recommendations on how to allocate $204,190 in block grants among homeless, senior, special needs and youth organizations.

The study session is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 77 Fair Drive.

— Joseph Serna

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