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File #: 20-1356    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Zoning Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/8/2020 In control: Planning and Building
On agenda: 10/27/2020 Final action: 10/27/2020
Title: Adoption of Ordinance Amending the Tax Code
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Attachment 1_Tax Ordinance 10-5-20.pdf, 3. Attachment 2_POST Tax Ordinance Summary 10-5-20.pdf, 4. Ordinance 2657

To: Board of Supervisors

From: Planning and Building Department

Agenda Section: Consent

SUBJECT:
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Adoption of Ordinance Amending the Tax Code
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Determine that the ordinance amendments are exempt from the California Environment Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines sections 15050(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3);
2. Adopt Ordinance No. ____ amending Sections 719-4, 719-6, 719-7 and 719-12 of Chapter 9 of Division 1 of Title VII of the of the Humboldt County Code (Attachment 1); and
3. Direct Planning Staff to prepare and file a Notice of Exemption with the County Clerk and Office of Planning and Research pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
The salary funding for preparing this staff report is included is in the General Fund contribution to the Long Range Planning unit, 1100-282.

DISCUSSION:
On October 6, 2020, the Board introduced the above-referenced ordinance for adoption with a directive to the Clerk of the board to publish a pre-adoption summary of the ordinance and set the ordinance for adoption at least one week away. The Board also adopted a resolution with evidence supporting a determination that the amendments are exempt from CEQA pursuant to Guidelines sections 15050(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3). The recommended action will complete adoption of the ordinance and result in publication of a post-adoption summary.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:
The purpose of this item is to help ensure payment of the cannabis cultivation tax. If adopted, the Ordinance will likely increase tax revenue from permitted cannabis cultivation operations in the County.

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK:
This action supports your Board's Strategic Framework by facilitating the establishment of local revenue sources to address local needs.

OTHER AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
None

ALTERNATIVES TO STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Board could choose not to adopt the ordinance but that is ...

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