County of Colusa – Notice of Potential Ordinance Passage



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT at a regular meeting of the Colusa County Board of Supervisors on December 17, 2019 at 9:30 am in the Board Chambers located at 546 Jay Street, Suite 108, Colusa, CA, the Board will consider passage of a proposed ordinance as follows:


The proposed ordinance amends Chapter 11 of the Colusa County Code to allow industrial hemp cultivation, processing, and other limited uses. It amends County Code Section 11-3 to add definitions for various industrial hemp uses, distinguish between industrial hemp and cannabis, and replace the term marijuana with cannabis. It also amends County Code Section 11-8 to allow limited industrial hemp outdoor cultivation, processing and nursery operations in specific zoning districts subject to separation requirements from various communities in the County. The proposed amendment requires industrial hemp cultivation and nursery operations to obtain a license from the County and comply with the specified zoning and setback requirements, odor and security mitigations, and State registration requirements.

Under the proposed ordinance, no more than 20 industrial hemp cultivation licenses or no more than 3,000 acres would be allowed. Anyone issued a County license would be subject to on-going inspections and must comply with the County Code and State law. Failure to comply with these requirements is deemed to be a public nuisance and subject to enforcement procedures. All costs incurred by the County in connection with the application process, continuing inspections, mitigation measures, and enforcement are funded by the applicant.

The proposed ordinance amendment clarifies that industrial hemp cultivation, nurseries, and processing may be conducted at the same locations and under the same requirements as cannabis and renumbers certain sections to implement said changes.

Information regarding this project may be obtained by contacting the Community Development Department at 220 12th Street, Colusa, CA 95932 or at (530) 458-0480. Additionally, all documentation including the complete text of the ordinance is available for review in accordance with Agenda Scheduling Deadlines at the Office of the Clerk of the Board. If you have questions or concerns regarding this matter, or would like to submit comments you may do so to the following: Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, 547 Market Street, Ste. 102, Colusa, CA (530)458-0508, or by e-mail at . All persons are invited to attend and be heard.

Dated: December 2, 2019
/s/Patricia Rodriguez, Deputy Clerk

12/04/2019 – WPR #2019-1713

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.