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File #: 17-00854    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Passed
File created: In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 11/14/2017 Final action: 11/14/2017
Title: HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding State Cannabis Licensing Options and Amendments to Article X, Chapter 35 Zoning Ordinance, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 30 MIN.) Regarding options for providing a Letter of Authorization for Temporary State Cannabis Licenses: a) Receive requested information on, consider options for, and provide direction to staff for temporary business licensing and land use permitting that conforms with requirements for local authorization of applications for Temporary Cannabis Licenses; b) Determine, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 15378(b)(5), that the above actions are not a project subject to CEQA review because they are administrative activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment; and Regarding amending Article X of Chapter 35 of the County Code: c) Consider the recommendations of the County Planning Commission to approve Case No. 17ORD-00000-00007 which would ame...
Sponsors: COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE
Attachments: 1. Board Letter, 2. Attachment A CEQA Findings, 3. Attachment B Article X Notice of Exemption, 4. Attachment C Article X Ordinance Amendment, 5. Public Comment - Touey, 6. Public Comment - Hayman, 7. Public Comment - O'Neill, 8. Presentation

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HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding State Cannabis Licensing Options and Amendments to Article X, Chapter 35 Zoning Ordinance, as follows: (EST. TIME: 1 HR. 30 MIN.)

 

Regarding options for providing a Letter of Authorization for Temporary State Cannabis Licenses:

 

a) Receive requested information on, consider options for, and provide direction to staff for temporary business licensing and land use permitting that conforms with requirements for local authorization of applications for Temporary Cannabis Licenses;

 

b) Determine, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 15378(b)(5), that the above actions are not a project subject to CEQA review because they are administrative activities that will not result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment; and

 

Regarding amending Article X of Chapter 35 of the County Code:

 

c) Consider the recommendations of the County Planning Commission to approve Case No. 17ORD-00000-00007 which would amend Article X, Medical Marijuana Regulations, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the Santa Barbara County Code to terminate the exemption from the prohibition of medical marijuana cultivation for medical marijuana cultivation locations that existed as of January 19, 2016, as follows:

 

i) Make the findings for approval, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings, of the proposed Ordinance;

 

ii) Determine that the adoption of this Ordinance is categorically exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the State CEQA Guidelines; and

 

iii) Adopt an Ordinance (Case No. 17ORD-00000-00007) amending Article X, Medical Marijuana Regulations, of Chapter 35, Zoning, of the Santa Barbara County Code.

 

COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S RECOMMENDATION: POLICY