SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A property owner and civic activist has agreed to evict four marijuana dispensaries and about a dozen massage parlors from a North Park building he owns, the City Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
Steven Greenwald, who frequently speaks at City Council meetings and earlier this year filed paperwork with the City Clerk declaring his intention to run for mayor, also will have to correct a number of code violations in his building at 4009-4015 Park Blvd.
Greenwald did not admit liability, but also agreed to pay $10,000 to the city.
According to the City Attorney's Office, the city no longer permits marijuana dispensaries to operate.
They had been allowed in certain zones under ordinances passed earlier this year, but collective operators decided they carried restrictions that were too harsh, so they collected enough petition signatures to get the laws repealed.
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said without those laws in place, the dispensaries are not allowed within city limits.
The affected dispensaries are the Medical Miracle Collective, Trichomes R Us, Healing Arts Cooperative and Glass Jar Collective. The latter had already moved or closed, according to the City Attorney's Office.
The massage parlors were not allowed in the zone where the building was located.
Greenwald will not be allowed to bring similar tenants onto his property in the future, according to the deal.
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