PLEASANT HILL -- The city is holding a meeting this month to discuss gun and ammunition sales in residential neighborhoods.
The workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in the community room at City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane. The Contra Costa chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has been pressing for this meeting since members learned that an online firearms business is operating from a Pleasant Hill condominium.
Last fall, the city approved Rico Tedjakusuma's request for a home occupation permit for an office for LNC Arms, an online firearms business. Tedjakusuma listed a condominium on Scottsdale Road, in the Tres Lagos North development, as the business address on his permit application.
Tedjakusuma is a federally licensed firearms dealer and has passed criminal background checks by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the state Department of Justice, according to Pleasant Hill police.
Tedjakusuma's home occupation permit is for a home office only, and it prohibits him from selling or delivering guns to customers at his residence. Pleasant Hill's zoning code does not require public notice or a public hearing for a home occupation use as an office, so the council never reviewed Tedjakusuma's proposal. The LNC Arms website still appears to be under construction, so it's unclear if Tedjakusuma is selling firearms.
Lisa P. White covers Martinez and Pleasant Hill. Contact her at 925-943-8011. Follow her at Twitter.com/lisa_p_white.