City of Colusa Planning Commission – Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Colusa Triple Crown Cannabis Research and Development Business Park Project has been completed and is available for public review. The public may review the IS/MND and all documents referenced in the IS/MND during normal operating hours at the City of Colusa Community Development Department (City) office, 425 Webster Street, Colusa, CA 95932. The IS/MND is also available on the City’s website at:

The public may request a CD of the IS/MND by contacting Bryan Stice, Community Development Manager, at (530) 458-4740, ext. 103, or by email at planning@ Copies of the IS/MND are also available at the Colusa County main library. 

The IS/MND has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA; Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq.) and the State CEQA Guidelines (Title 14, California Code of Resources, Section 15000 et seq.). 

Project Name: Colusa Triple Crown Cannabis Research and Development Business Park Project

Project Sponsor and CEQA Lead Agency:
Applicant: Colusa Riverbend Estates, LLC – Mike Olivas (530) 400-6092

Lead Agency: City of Colusa – 425 Webster Street, Colusa, CA 95932; (530) 458-4740, ext. 103

Project Description:  The Proposed Project would involve construction of 1,490,000 sq. ft. of developed facilities, including energy-efficient greenhouses for cultivation and processing of cannabis plants, processing and manufacturing spaces, warehouse, and office space, secured and visitor parking areas, enclosures and storage areas, utility improvements, and other ancillary improvements. Existing structures on the project site would be demolished. The Proposed Project would be required to obtain a license from the City under Ordinance No. 519, and to obtain permits from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, CalCannabis, and the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Cannabis Control.

The project site does not appear on any of the lists enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code including, but not limited to lists of hazardous waste facilities, land designated as hazardous waste property, and hazardous waste disposal sites.

Project Location:  The proposed project is located south of the Sacramento River levee, east of D Street, and north of East Clay Street. 

Public Review and Comment Period:  In accordance with the time limits provided for by state law, the public review period will extend from February 13, 2019, through March 15, 2019. Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2019. Comments may be sent in hard copy or via email to:

Bryan Stice, Community Development Director

City of Colusa
425 Webster Street
Colusa, CA 95932

Public Hearing:  A public hearing to consider adoption of the IS/MND and approval of the project will be held following completion of the public review period on March 27, 2019.

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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 or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.