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File #: 20-1357    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 10/8/2020 In control: Planning and Building
On agenda: 10/27/2020 Final action: 10/27/2020
Title: Planning Department Request for Direction from Board on Processing of Cannabis Retirement, Remediation and Relocation (RRR) permits.
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Public Comment H1.pdf

To: Board of Supervisors

From: Planning and Building Department

Agenda Section: Departmental

SUBJECT:
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Planning Department Request for Direction from Board on Processing of Cannabis Retirement, Remediation and Relocation (RRR) permits.
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Receive the staff report, and
2. Provide Board direction.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
General Fund

DISCUSSION:
The Planning Department requests direction from your Board on processing of Cannabis Retirement, Remediation and Relocation (RRR) permits.

The Commercial Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance (CMMLUO) and the Commercial Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (CCLUO) both provide an opportunity to relocate pre-existing cultivation sites out of areas where the slopes are in excess of 15% and there is not a legal water source (CMMLUO) or to relocate cultivation sites out of areas where the slopes are in excess of 15%, or there is not a legal water source, or the site is not served by a road meeting the access performance standards, or where the cultivation site does not meet the required setbacks (CCLUO). Both ordinances encourage relocation through the Retirement, Remediation and Relocation (RRR) program to move out of these areas by allowing a fourfold increase in permittable cultivation area up to 20,000 square feet. To further incentivize relocation, the RRR applications are generally permitted through a Zoning Clearance Certificate, or a ministerial action. Some have seen this as an opportunity to greatly increase the amount of cultivation which can be permitted on a site. An application for cultivation is applied for on a site and then multiple 20,000 square foot RRR's are moved to the site. The vision of the CMMLUO was to allow a cultivator to relocate to a more appropriate location and provide incentive to clean up the old site. Instead the RRR sites have become commodities and are being assembled in a manner that was not inten...

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