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File #: 21-0188    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/29/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Planning and Building Department, Code Enforcement Division, recommending the Board: 1) Receive an update on the implementation and enforcement of Ordinance 5122, Cultivation of Cannabis for Personal Use; and 2) Direct staff to return with an update on the implementation of Ordinance 5122 in January 2022 with consideration at that time whether to establish a Cannabis Personal Use Ad Hoc Committee. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Personal Use Cannabis Powerpoint Presentation BOS 2-23-21, 2. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 2-22-2021
Related files: 20-0565
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Planning and Building Department, Code Enforcement Division, recommending the Board:
1) Receive an update on the implementation and enforcement of Ordinance 5122, Cultivation of Cannabis for Personal Use; and
2) Direct staff to return with an update on the implementation of Ordinance 5122 in January 2022 with consideration at that time whether to establish a Cannabis Personal Use Ad Hoc Committee.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On May 5, 2020, the Board adopted Ordinance 5122 to simplify standards for the cultivation of cannabis plants for personal use and to make the County’s allowance of the amount of cannabis cultivated for personal use more consistent with other counties throughout the state. The ordinance is now codified at Chapter 130.42.00 of the County Code. The ordinance was also one step in assisting law enforcement in their efforts to reduce the pervasive illegal grows by organized crime in the County that are supplying the black market and enabling Code Enforcement to more efficiently and safely enforce more minor violations.

The ordinance now allows for a maximum of six (6) cannabis plants per residence, with a maximum of six (6) plants cultivated outdoors per parcel. For a parcel with more than one legal residence, an additional 6 plants per residence are allowed indoors only. Outdoor cultivation is allowed within a greenhouse, hoop-house, hothouse, glass house, conservatory, or other similar structure, provided they comply with all building and zoning codes. Consistent with the prior ordinance, cannabis plants must be screened from view from adjacent streets or parcels and must employ security measures including six-foot high fences secured with locks. In addition to meeting property line setbacks (50 - 100 feet, depending on zoning) all cannabis cultivation must be at least 1,000 feet from sensitive uses, including: schools, school bus stops, churches or places of worship, parks, child care centers, or youth-oriented f...

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