Cannabis-Related PRAs

Cannabis Regulations Redacted Cannabis Applications

UPDATED August 3, 2020 – The table provided below summarizes the cannabis-related requests received by the Planning and Community Development Department pursuant to the California Public Records Act (CPRA) since the top-scoring applicants were announced on June 5, 2019:

NOTE: Due to security restrictions, links to the City’s OneDrive expire every 14 days. If you would like a copy of records for which the link has expired, please contact marijuanaregulations@cityofpasadena.net and include the PRA# in the subject line of your email.
PRA# Received Date Requestor Information Requested Information Provided
11241 6/5/2019 Terry, Elicia Applications for top 6 Requested Information
11242 6/5/2019 Coleman, Veronica Applications for top 6 Requested Information
11243 6/5/2019 Fontein Laura Applications for top 6 Requested Information
11244 6/5/2019 Caron, Courtney All cannabis applications and scores In Process
Some Records Provided
11245 6/5/2019 Mori Nolan Applications for top 6 + MediFarm Pasadena Requested Information
11248 6/5/2019 Romero-Castro, Carina Applications for top 6 + TGIG Requested Information
11250 6/6/2019 Thuna, Marcus Copies of top 6 applications (requested ‘unredacted’) Requested Information
11251 6/6/2019 Caron, Courtney Copies of Sam S. Sadis, The Artist Tree, Blooming Organics, LLC applications and scoring sheets Requested Information
11252 6/6/2019 Thacker, Larry All cannabis applications In Process
Some Records Provided
11256 6/6/2019 Tsou, An-Chi Score sheets for top 6 + GW Retail Requested Information
11257 6/6/2019 Thuna, Marcus Applications for applicants; Integral Associates Dena LLC, Tony Fong, The Atrium Group LLC, Adam S. Knopf and Micah P. Anderson, SweetFlower Pasadena LLC, The Brick & Rose Retailer, CPC of Pasadena LLC Requested Information
11259 6/10/2019 Schroeder, Greg Applications for top 6 Requested Information
11267 6/10/2019 Jensen, Michael Scoring sheets for cannabis applications + Pasadena Retail Requested Information
11268 6/10/2019 Bulbuyan, Avis Scoring sheet for Siva Pasadena Requested Information
11269 6/10/2019 Wysocki, Ellen Applications for top 6 + Northstar Equities Requested Information
11270 6/10/2019 Wysocki, Ellen Applications for top 6 + Northstar Equities Duplicate – Closed
11271 6/10/2019 Torado, Leonel Scoring sheet for Luna June Requested Information
11272 6/10/2019 Villa, Blacke Applications for top 6 Requested Information
11279 6/11/2019 Gatto, Mike Score sheet for Pasadena Wellness Requested Information
11280 6/11/2019 Harris, Ali All cannabis applications In Process
Some Records Provided
11282 6/11/2019 Reyes,Lynnel Applications for top 20 Requested Information
11288 6/12/2019 Kaplan, Todd Scoring sheet for StarbudsCA LLC Requested Information
11298 6/12/2019 DeJong, Ryan Scoring sheet for Marianna Sadikyan Requested Information
11302 6/13/2019 Falgot, Leo Scoring sheets for CPC of Pasadena LLC, MME Pasadena Retail Inc, Coastal Retail Pasadena LLC Requested Information
11307 6/13/2019 Truitt, Martin Request to view location maps submitted in the CUPs by Harvest and SweetFlower Records viewed on 6/14/2019
11327 6/17/2019 Martin, Damian Various items requested pertaining to all communications involving the applicant selection process including all former and current officers/city employees/HdL/Selection Committee, etc. beginning 11/7/2016 – 6/17/19 In Process

Some Records Provided

Additional Records Provided Part 1

Additional Records Provided

11331 6/18/2019 Villanueva, Salvador Scoring sheet for Budee Requested Information
11343 6/19/2019 Kani, David Scoring sheet for CPC Pasadena Requested Information
11349 6/20/2019 Lawrence, James Scoring sheets for Regal Green & Kyle Ryan Requested Information
11384 6/27/2019 Jensen, Justyna Business plans for top 6 applicants and applications Requested Information
11393 6/28/2019 Gilles, Terry CUP applications for Harvest and Atrium Harvest of Pasadena – Redacted CUP

The Atrium Group LLC – Redacted CUP

11402 7/2/2019 Martin, Damian Various items requested pertaining to all communications regarding updates to the cannabis webpage beginning 4/1/19-7/2/19. Requested Information
11416 7/2/2019 Mondragon, Larry CUP application submitted by Harvest of Pasadena, LLC Harvest of Pasadena – Redacted CUP
11420 7/2/2019 Armstrong, Thomas Score sheet for Agsol-Stem, LLC Requested Information
11440 7/8/2019 Locarni, Jon Score sheet for BudBerry Requested Information
11448 7/9/2019 Truitt, Martin Various items requested pertaining to cannabis-related matters for various time periods including City communications with any representative for applicant Harvest of Pasadena, City communications with applicant Integral Associate Dena’s attorney R. McDonald, email records from City staff G. Nunez and N. Rodriguez for the period of 11/1/18-7/8/19, communications with Selection Committee/HdL, etc. In Process

Some Records Provided

Additional Records Provided Part 1

Additional Records Provided Part 2

Revision to Records Requested 8/20/19

Additional Records Provided Part 3

Update on Records Search

Additional Records Provided Part 4

Additional Records Provided Part 5

Response to clarification request from Requestor

Additional Records Provided Part 6

 

11449 7/9/2019 Gammon, Amy Would like copies of 3 top scoring applicants’ applications Requested Information
n/a 7/9/2019 Truitt, Martin Various items requested pertaining to cannabis related records including, full unredacted copies of Harvest and Sweetflower CUP applications, Municipal Code compliance re: Harvest CUP Requested Information

Harvest of Pasadena – Redacted CUP

SweetFlower – Redacted CUP

11454 7/10/2019 Jensen, Justyna Score sheet for Armpas Requested Information
11458 7/10/2019 Truitt, Martin List of PRAs received pertaining to cannabis Requested Information
11470 7/12/2019 Truitt, Martin CUP application for Integral Associates Dena LLC Requested Information

Additional Records Provided Part 1

Additional Records Provided Final

11483 7/17/2019 Truitt, Martin Requesting copy of hard copy application of CUP filed by Harvest Requested Information
11484 7/17/2019 Truitt, Martin Request for Complete Letter for Harvest Requested Information
11490 7/17/2019 Truitt, Martin Requests letter from Christopher Sutton dated 7/8/2019 Requested Information
11509 7/23/2019 Truitt, Martin Various items requested pertaining to cannabis related records including, personnel handling CPRA requests and legal indemnities received from Harvest Pasadena LLC Requested Information

Requested Information – Attachment

11526 7/25/2019 Berggren, Tim Request for Retail Dispensary Application and Score Sheet for Three Habitat Consulting Holdco Inc. Requested Information

Additional Records Provided Part 1

Additional Records Provided Final

11586 8/5/2019 Truitt, Martin Various items requested pertaining to cannabis related records including, RWG engagement letters, Integral Associates correspondence, and HdL correspondence. In Process

Some Records Provided

Additional Records Provided Part 1

Update on records search provided

Update 2 on Records Search Provided

Additional Records Provided Part 2
(link expires 9/20/19)

Update on Records Search

Additional Records Provided 

Additional Records Provided

Response to clarification request from Requestor

Additional Records Provided

Additional Records Provided

Additional Records Provided

11588 8/6/2019 Truitt, Martin Request to view CUP submitted by Integral on July 9th  Records viewed on 8/5/2019
11615 8/7/2019 Truitt, Martin This is a public records act request.1) All documents relating to the decision to require a licensed surveyor statement to be required in a cannabis cup application.

2) All documents relating to any delegation of power by the city manager to the planning director as they relate to cannabis matters.

My second request should be for any delegation by the city manager of his powers as they relate to cannabis to any person (not just the director of planning).

Requested Information
11616 8/7/2019 Truitt, Martin I need the audio of the bza meeting held today. (8-7-19) Requested Information
11617 8/7/2019 Truitt, Martin This is a public records act request.1) Copy of any emails sent to or received from members of the planning commission to city staff regarding the board of zoning appeals hearing on August 7 including but not limited to emails regarding document requests by Felicia Williams and any communications between staff and/or other parties regarding the hearing.

2) Copy of PowerPoint presentation presented by Guille Nunez during the August 7 bza hearing.

In Process

Some Records Provided

Additional Records Provided Part 1

Update on Status of Records Search

11626 8/8/2019 Truitt, Martin This is a public records act request.Please provide a copy of all of the maps and licensed surveyor documents contained in the CUP application filed by Integral Associates Dena, LLC on June 21 for the location at 112 W Colorado Blvd.

These documents are in your possession, they are unquestionably public records and they do not contain any information that requires redaction.

Therefore there is no valid reason not to produce these records promptly.

Requested Information

Requested Information – Attachment

11638 8/10/2019 Truitt, Martin This request was submitted via email to RWG on 8/10/19:This is a public records act request.

Pursuant to City of San Jose v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County (California Supreme Court Case No. S218066) (Issued on March 2, 2017) for the period November 1, 2018 through the date of production I am requesting:

1) For the cell phone number 818-321-6817 used by Pasadena City Manager Steven Mermell, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

626-306-4801 (Request revised to 626-356-4801)
626-487-6713

2) For the cell phone number 818-472-1720 used by City of Pasadena Planning Director David Reyes, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

626-306-4801 (Request revised to 626-356-4801)
626-487-6713

3) For the cell phone used by Guillermina Nunez which she sometimes uses to conduct city business, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

626-306-4801 (Request revised to 626-356-4801)
626-487-6713

It is important for you to note that Steven Mermell and David Reyes conduct virtually 100% of their city business using cell phones which they will confirm. As an example, attached is a record of phone calls made to and from the landline city extension for Reyes from 6/5/19 – 7/16/19 showing only 8 calls during this time period. I am sure you will agree that Mr. Reyes made and received many more than 8 city business phone calls during this time period.

In process

Some records provided

Update on Status of Records Search

Additional Records Provided

Additional Records Provided

11639 8/10/2019 Truitt, Martin This PRA was sent via email to RWG on 8/10/19.This is a public records act request.

Pursuant to City of San Jose v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County (California Supreme Court Case No. S218066) (Issued on March 2, 2017) for the period November 1, 2018 through the date of production I am requesting:

1) For the cell phone number 818-321-6817 and any other cell phone used by Pasadena City Manager Steven Mermell to conduct city business, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

310-409-5417
818-307-3939

2) For the cell phone number 818-472-1720 and any other cell phone used by City of Pasadena Planning Director David Reyes to conduct city business, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

310-409-5417
818-307-3939
818-997-7949
310-375-1821
480-536-5637

3) For the cell phone(s) used by Guillermina Nunez which she sometimes uses to conduct city business, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

310-409-5417
818-307-3939
818-997-7949
310-375-1821
480-536-5637
760-671-5647

In Process – Partial Response

Response and Exemptions

Records Provided

11640 8/10/2019 Truitt, Martin This is a public records act request.Pursuant to City of San Jose v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County (California Supreme Court Case No. S218066) (Issued on March 2, 2017) for the period November 1, 2018 through the date of production I am requesting:

1) For the cell phone number 818-321-6817 and any other cell phone used by Pasadena City Manager Steven Mermell to conduct city business, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

310-409-5417
818-307-3939

2) For the cell phone number 818-472-1720 and any other cell phone used by City of Pasadena Planning Director David Reyes to conduct city business, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

310-409-5417
818-307-3939
818-997-7949
310-375-1821
480-536-5637

3) For the cell phone(s) used by Guillermina Nunez which she sometimes uses to conduct city business, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

310-409-5417
818-307-3939
818-997-7949
310-375-1821
480-536-5637
760-671-5647

It is important for you to note that Steven Mermell and David Reyes conduct virtually 100% of their city business using cell phones which they will confirm.
Attachments area

 Duplicate – Closed
11641 8/10/2019 Truitt, Martin This is a public records act request.Pursuant to City of San Jose v. Superior Court of Santa Clara County (California Supreme Court Case No. S218066) (Issued on March 2, 2017) for the period November 1, 2018 through the date of production I am requesting:

1) For the cell phone number 818-321-6817 used by Pasadena City Manager Steven Mermell, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

626-306-4801
626-487-6713

2) For the cell phone number 818-472-1720 used by City of Pasadena Planning Director David Reyes, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

626-306-4801
626-487-6713

3) For the cell phone used by Guillermina Nunez which she sometimes uses to conduct city business, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

626-306-4801
626-487-6713

It is important for you to note that Steven Mermell and David Reyes conduct virtually 100% of their city business using cell phones which they will confirm. As an example, attached is a record of phone calls made to and from the landline city extension for Reyes from 6/5/19 – 7/16/19 showing only 8 calls during this time period. I am sure you will agree that Mr. Reyes made and received many more than 8 city business phone calls during this time period.

 Duplicate – Closed
11642 8/12/2019 Truitt, Martin This is a public records act request.Please provide me copies of any document or email that includes any instructions or guidelines instructing city staff regarding contact with cannabis licensing applicants including but not limited to any documents regarding rules for ex parte contact with cannabis applicants. Requested Information

Requested Information – Attachment

11648 8/13/2019 Truitt, Martin Request was sent via email on 8/13/19:Please provide a copy of the leasing and ownership documents contained in the CUP application filed by Integral Associates Dena, LLC on June 21 for the location at 112 W Colorado Blvd.

These documents are in your possession, they are unquestionably public records and they do not contain any information that requires redaction.

Therefore there is no valid reason not to produce these records promptly.

Requested Information

Requested Information –  Attachment

11663 8/15/2019 Truitt, Martin Request submitted via email to RWG:Thank you for providing copies of the planning commission agendas covering the period from 1/1/2010 to 6/30/2010

I also need the minutes for this same time period

Requested Information

Requested Information – Attachment

11666 8/15/2019 Truitt, Martin Thank you for providing copies of the planning commission agendas covering the period from 1/1/2010 to 6/30/2010I also need the minutes for this same time period  Duplicate – Closed
11704 8/22/19 Truitt, Martin Submitted via email to D Reyes on 8/21/19:Planning Director Reyes:

I am seeking any phone records that show you or your staff receiving or making phone calls regarding City of Pasadena business.

Please provide the number of the city extension used to make and receive city related phone calls as well as the number of any cell phone (city-owned, city subsidized or personally owned) used to conduct City of Pasadena business for the following individuals:

David Reyes
Jennifer Paige
Guille Nunez

Under California law, the City is required to assist me in making focused and effective public record act requests (Gov. Code Section 6253.1; Community Youth Athletic Center v. City of National City (2013) 220 Cal. App.4th 1385, 1417).

Please answer my questions so that I may make focused and effective public record act requests regarding this matter.

Some Records Provided
11705 8/22/19 Truitt, Martin PRA submitted via email to DR on 8/22/19:Planning Director Reyes:

The City of Pasadena is required under California law to assist me in making focused and effective public records act requests.

In order to make focused and effective public records act requests I have several questions regarding the cannabis screening process.

In your email dated March 14, 2019 (copy attached) you indicate that the city would receive intermediate “report scores and ranking” from HdL prior to HdL preparing a “final report to the City”.

1) On what day and in what manner did the City receive the documents indicated by your statement “April 26 HdL to report scores and ranking”?

2) In addition, did the City “examine all of the reports and scores; conference with HdL “ and if so what documents were generated as a result of this examination and conference?

3) Did you or Jennifer Paige or Guille Nunez or any other member of the Planning Department have access to HdL scores prior to their June 5 release and on what date did any member of your staff gain access to these scores?

4) If a “conference with HdL” occurred, who conferred with HdL and what documents were generated?

Response to request
11715 8/23/19 Truitt, Martin This is a public records act request:1) Please provide a printout of the PBX records (Call Detail Inquiry) for all city extensions assigned to Jennifer Paige for the period beginning September 1, 2018 through the date of production.

2) Please provide a printout of the PBX records (Call Detail Inquiry) for all city extensions assigned to David Reyes for the period beginning September 1, 2018 through the date of production.

3) For any cell phone used by Jennifer Paige used to sometimes conduct city business, any text messages or records of calls to or from the following numbers:

626-356-4801
626-487-6713

310-409-5417
818-307-3939
818-997-7949
310-375-1821
480-536-5637
760-671-5647

In Process

Update on Status of Records Search

Some Records Provided

Third letter in response to request

Additional records provided

 

11809 9/4/19 Bermont, Bradley Would it be possible for you to send me the applications submitted by Harvest of Pasadena, LLC? (Request from Southern California News Group) Records Provided
11815  9/5/2019 Truitt, Martin Please provide all cell phone records for city-owned cell phone 626-710-5486 for the period beginning September 1, 2018 through date of production. In Process
11828  9/6/2019 Truitt, Martin  Please provide a copy of the August 5, 2019 cannabis CUP application filed by Sweetflower Requested Information
11829  9/6/2019 Truitt, Martin Please provide a copy of the August 8, 2019 cannabis CUP application filed by Sweetflower. Duplicate – Closed
11865  9/11/19 Arias, Patrick We are an insurance agency and are interested in helping cannabis-related businesses with their insurance needs. We are requesting a list of the cannabis-related businesses in the city as well as contact information such as email, phone numbers and addresses, from the months of September 2018 through August 2019 so that we can provide insurance services they may need. Response to request
11923 9/20/19 Hall, Adam I am found an application for One Cannabis’s online and was wondering the status of that license and if they still plan on using Blue Line Protection Group for their security services. Thanks for your time. Adam Hall Response to request
No number issued 9/20/19 Truitt, Martin All Richards Watson Gershon
billing records from July 1 th[r]ough the date of production including but not limited to invoices
detailing time spent responding to public records act requests.
Response to request
13508 7/2/2020 Shaverdian, Artin N. Request for Integral Associate Dena's cannabis permit application and all associated documents Response to Request