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Councils to take on politics, pot, police

CITY COUNCILS of Garden Grove, Stanton and Westminster will hold meetings next week (Shutterstock).

Three local city councils will meet next week, with cannabis, communists and cops on the agendas.

On Tuesday, the Garden Grove council will take up the establishment of a new specialty group within the police department, the Community Impact Unit. The CIU will expand on the duties of the Career Criminal Apprehension Team in order to “find new and inventive ways to fight crime and partner with the community.”

The new unit should be operational by January 2020.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in its chambers in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave.

Also on Tuesday, the Stanton City Council will meet to consider a proposal for a professional services agreement with HDL Companies for “cannabis management services.” While the cultivation and processing of marijuana plants and products are not yet legal in Stanton, the city is considering hosting such a business, which could bring in close to $1 million a year in tax revenue to the city.

The council will meet in its chambers in City Hall at 7800 Katella Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Westminster City Council will take up a wide range of topics, including a proposed resolution claiming that political opponents of the council majority are tools of the communist government of Vietnam.

Also on the agenda is consideration of term limits for mayor and council members, a six-month extension to the agreement with Sheldon Development LLC for private-partnership for the Civic Center, and a report on the status of homelessness efforts in the city.

The council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd.

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