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File #: 16-857    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/5/2017 Departments: PLANNING AND BUILDING
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Title: Adoption of an Ordinance repealing Chapter 5.148, consisting of Section 5.148.010 to Section 5.148.100, of Title 5 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code and replacing it with a new Chapter 5.148, consisting of Section 5.148.010 to Section 5.148.210, establishing regulations of commercial cannabis in the unincorporated area of the County of San Mateo, previously introduced on December 5, 2017, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.
Attachments: 1. 20171212_o_Cultivation Ordinance.pdf, 2. 20171212_att_Attach A Complete Environmental Document.pdf, 3. 20171212_att_Attach B.pdf, 4. 20171212_att_Attach C of Cannabis Ordinance BOS report.pdf, 5. 20171212_att_Supplemental Attachment.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Steve Monowitz, Community Development Director
Subject: Adoption of an Ordinance repealing Chapter 5.148, consisting of Section 5.148.010 to Section 5.148.100, of Title 5 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code and replacing it with a new Chapter 5.148, consisting of Section 5.148.010 to Section 5.148.210 to establish regulations for commercial cannabis in the unincorporated area of San Mateo County

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adoption of an Ordinance repealing Chapter 5.148, consisting of Section 5.148.010 to Section 5.148.100, of Title 5 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code and replacing it with a new Chapter 5.148, consisting of Section 5.148.010 to Section 5.148.210, establishing regulations of commercial cannabis in the unincorporated area of the County of San Mateo, previously introduced on December 5, 2017, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.

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BACKGROUND:
At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, staff has drafted a proposed Ordinance that will replace Chapter 5.148 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code in its entirety, and establish regulations for commercial cannabis and a license requirement for the cultivation of commercial cannabis in the unincorporated area of San Mateo County.

Under the proposed Ordinance, the County will only issue licenses for mixed-light (i.e. greenhouse) cultivation and greenhouse nursery cultivation operations in areas designated "Agriculture" by the County General Plan, or on lands on which documented agriculture has been conducted for at least three (3) years preceding the adoption of this ordinance. Other commercial cannabis activities, such as indoor and outdoor cultivation, retail, and manufacturing, will be prohibited until December 31, 2018 unless the Board, before that date, enacts additional regulations covering such activities or extends the prohibition.

The propose...

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