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File #: 10-1350    Version: Name: CA-Emerg ORD - medical marijuana collectives
Type: Emergency Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 12/6/2010 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/18/2011 Final action: 1/18/2011
Title: Recommendation to declare Emergency Ordinance No. ORD-10-0039, an interim ordinance adopted as an urgency measure establishing a temporary moratorium on the issuance of permits, entitlements, licenses, and approvals regarding medical marijuana collectives; and declaring that this ordinance shall take effect immediately, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Attorney
Attachments: 1. 121410-H-2sr&att 2.pdf, 2. ORD-10-0039 (Emerg.).pdf, 3. 011811-ORD-23sr&att.pdf, 4. ORD-10-0039 (Final).pdf
Related files: 10-0522, 10-1349, 15-0274
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/18/20112 City Council declare ordinance read and adopted as readPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/14/20101 City Council approve recommendation to declare an emergency to existPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/14/20101 City Council approve recommendation to declare Emergency Ordinance No. ORD- , read, and adopted as read and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council for final readingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
TITLE
Recommendation to declare Emergency Ordinance No. ORD-10-0039, an interim ordinance adopted as an urgency measure establishing a temporary moratorium on the issuance of permits, entitlements, licenses, and approvals regarding medical marijuana collectives; and declaring that this ordinance shall take effect immediately, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Pursuant to the req uest of the City Cou ncil at its meeti ng of November 16, 2010, this office has prepared the attached amended ordinance relating to Medical Marijuana Collectives. If adopted, the ordinance would amend Chapter 5.87 of the Municipal Code which was adopted by this Council in March 2010. The amended ordinance would:

1. Create an additional "buffer zone" so that a Collective could not locate within 1,000 feet of a public park. The term "Park" is defined to include those areas of the City that are zoned for park use as well as all areas that have been designated or dedicated for park use. (The current regulations prohibit Collectives from locating within 1500 feet of a public or private high school, 1,000 feet of public or private kindergarten, elementary, middle or junior high school, or within 1,000 feet of another legally established Collective.) The amended ordinance also clarifies that, for the purpose of the Collective regulations, an Educational Partnership High School ("EPHS") is considered a public high school.

2. Create a 45-day comment period whereby members of the public and other interested persons could submit comments to the City regarding the propriety of issuing a Medical Marijuana Collective Permit for a particular location. Following the 45-day comment period, a hearing would be held by the City Council within 60 days where the Council would determine if a permit will be issued. The amended ordinance also establishes noticing requirements relating to the 45-day comment period, the City Council hearing, and the issuance of a permit. The new noticing requir...

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