Originally Posted by Theseus
Although a little late for me, I went to the City of Alhambra and asked about a permit (back when I would have been legal to apply) and was told that they don't issue. I looked up and found that they do issue (at least they have issued and recently). . .
As I understand, if a city issues, you apply to them unless they have stated that they defer to the sheriffs office. . . so how can they issue AND defer to the sheriffs office?
They must accept your application unless they defer all of their applications to the sheriff. That being said, you can choose to apply at the city OR the sheriff, it is your choice.