IN THE MATTER OF: DANIELLE SALAZAR STERN

Case No.: 20STCP04152    

Kathy Smith v. City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation, 19STCP04152

Tentative decision on petition for writ of mandate: denied

Petitioner Kathy Smith (“Smith”) seeks a writ of mandate compelling Respondent City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“Department” or “DCR”) to reverse its decision denying her application for a retail commercial cannabis license eligibility determination.

The court has read and considered the moving papers[1] and opposition[2] (no reply was filed), and renders the following tentative decision.

A. Statement of the Case

Petitioner Smith, acting pro per, commenced this proceeding on September 26, 2019, alleging causes of action for traditional and administrative mandamus. The Petition alleges in pertinent part as follows.

Smith had an administrative hearing before the Department on April 25, 2019. The Hearing Officer wrongly decided that Smith, ........