Information & Updates: El Monte Lawsuit


March 7, 2019
Temple City Submits Comment for the Administrative Record on Two More Proposed Cannabis Facilities
Proposed Locations: 4377 Baldwin Ave. & 4411 Rowland Ave.

Feb. 12, 2019
Response Requested from El Monte Officials on Two Proposed Cannabis Facilities Adjacent to 4400 Temple City Blvd.
Proposed Locations: 9860, 9866, 9870 & 9874 Gidley St.

Jan. 29, 2019
Temple City Issues Formal Comment on Two Proposed Cannabis Facilities Adjacent to 4400 Temple City Blvd.
Proposed Locations: 9860, 9866, 9870 & 9874 Gidley St.


El Monte Marijuana Cultivation and Distribution Facility

On Dec. 18, 2018, the El Monte City Council approved a 71,000 sq. ft. marijuana cultivation and distribution facility adjacent to Temple City neighborhoods.

This decision was made despite community protest and letters from Temple City officials expressing significant health and safety concerns from the proposed project—in addition to plans for a nearby clustering for nine additional El Monte marijuana facilities near Temple City neighborhoods.

The City Attorney recently filed suit, citing that El Monte officials failed to fulfill their responsibility under the California Environmental Quality Act to fully analyze the facility's potential impacts.

When made available, lawsuit documents and related updates will be posted to this page.


Jan. 18, 2019
Petition of Writ for Mandate
Notice of Case Assignment
City of Temple City and City of Rosemead v. City of El Monte


Jan. 16, 2019
Temple City to File Lawsuit Against El Monte
Suit cites El Monte's failure to address project-related environmental impacts.

Nov. 21, 2018
El Monte Medical Marijuana Facility Proposed Near Temple City Neighborhoods
City attorney to file comments expressing concerns; meeting set for Nov. 27.


Map: 4400 Temple City Blvd.
Across from Temple City residential areas: Bisby and Gidley Sts., Ellis Ln. and Temple City Blvd.

Map: Other Proposed Marijuana Facilities
Identifies El Monte marijuana facilities proposed in the vicinity of 4400 Temple City Blvd. 

Map: El Monte Neighborhoods Designated for Cannabis Growing and Processing
Facilities are not located within 800' of a school; buffer areas are shown on the maps.

     East Valley Entryway (three proposed facilities)
     Flair Park (testing is only allowed)
     Northwest (one approved, seven proposed facilities)


Dec. 18, 2018
City Council Staff Report (begins on pg. 121)
El Monte's staff recommendation requesting all required project approvals by the El Monte City Council.

Dec. 6, 2018
Temple City's Response to El Monte's Written Comments
Letter from Temple City officials expresses inadequate responses by the City of El Monte. 

Nov. 27, 2018
El Monte's Response to Temple City's Identified Concerns
Includes responses to other parties citing environmental concerns, including the City of Rosemead.

Nov. 27, 2018
Planning Commission Report  I  Video*
El Monte's staff recommendation requesting project approval by the El Monte City Council.

Nov. 26, 2018
Letter Identifying Project-Related Health and Safety Concerns
Temple City's formal response to the project's proposed Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration.

Nov. 8, 2018
Project Proposal and Public Hearing Notice
El Monte's Notice of Intent to adopt an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration.

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