County of Colusa – Notice of Potential Ordinance Passage

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 11, 2018, in the Board Chambers located at 546 Jay Street, Suite 108, Colusa, CA, the Board will consider passage of a proposed ordinance as follows:

ORDINANCE SUMMARY

The proposed ordinance amends Chapter 11 of the Colusa County code dealing with marijuana cultivation, related possession, and sales. Specifically, it amends sections 11-3 and 11-6 to add a definition for “Industrial Hemp”, clarify definitions of “Marijuana” and “Cannabis” and clarify the limited allowance to cultivate and possess marijuana or cannabis only for personal use.

The proposed ordinance amendments also add sections 11-6.1, 11-6.1.1, 11-6.1.2, 11-6.1.2.1, 11-6.1.2.2, 11-6.1.3, 11-6.1.4, and 11-6.1.5. These provisions allow limited “Commercial Cannabis Operations” for indoor cultivation, processing and distribution of Cannabis in a limited geographic area of the County that is the subject of a City of Colusa annexation proposal. The Commercial Cannabis Operations would be limited to those operations possessing a state license, type 1A, 2A, 3A, 5A, 6, 7, 11 and 12. It also requires that Commercial Cannabis Operations obtain a license from the County and provide information to evaluate proposed operations including the submittal of site plans, an odor management plan, a security plan, a safety plan, a waste management plan, real property information and any additional information the Community Development Director deems necessary to evaluate the proposed operation. Under the proposed ordinance amendments, anyone issued a County license would be subject to on-going inspections, must comply with identified mitigation measures, and will be subject to having their license revoked should they not comply. The failure to comply with Chapter 11, state law, or any license requirement is deemed to be a public nuisance subject to existing 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 and licensee.

The proposed amendments expressly provide that they do not create a property right or entitlement to engage in commercial cannabis operations in the County. Additionally, all proposed amendments, to the extent they may allow commercial cannabis operations, automatically expire upon annexation of the subject area by the City of Colusa or 2 years from the effective date of the ordinance, whichever occurs first. 

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 boardclerk@countyofcolusa.org .  All persons are invited to attend and be heard.

Dated:  November 26, 2018

/s/ Melissa Kitts, Deputy Clerk 

11/28/2018 • #2018-2080

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. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.