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File #: ID16-1245    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/14/2016 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 8/2/2017 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-006 and the related environmental finding to address recreational marijuana operations, dispensaries, sales, and public consumption by prohibiting them in all zone districts within the City 1. RECOMMEND APPROVAL to the City Council of Environmental Assessment No. TA-17-006 prepared for this matter approving a Finding of No Possibility pursuant to Section 15061 (b)(3) of the Environmental Quality Act Guidelines 2. RECOMMEND APPROVAL to the City Council of the adoption of Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-006
Attachments: 1. Finding of No Possibility, 2. Text Amendment Application TA-17-006, 3. Resolution relating to marijuana
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August 2, 2017


FROM: MIKE SANCHEZ, AICP, Assistant Director
Development Services Division




THROUGH: BONIQUE EMERSON, AICP, Planning Manager
Development Services Division


BY: BRUCE BARNES, Project Manager
Development Services Division

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CONSIDER Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-006 and the related environmental finding to address recreational marijuana operations, dispensaries, sales, and public consumption by prohibiting them in all zone districts within the City

1. RECOMMEND APPROVAL to the City Council of Environmental Assessment No. TA-17-006 prepared for this matter approving a Finding of No Possibility pursuant to Section 15061 (b)(3) of the Environmental Quality Act Guidelines

2. RECOMMEND APPROVAL to the City Council of the adoption of Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-006

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-006 proposes amendments to Section 15-2739 of the Municipal Code which pertain to marijuana regulations. The amendment specifically proposes to a) define "Marijuana", "Marijuana Dispensary", a "Commercial Marijuana Operation" and "Consumption of Marijuana", b) prohibit "consumption of marijuana" in public c) prohibit "marijuana dispensaries" in all zone districts in the City and d) prohibit "commercial marijuana operations" in all zone districts in the City, with the exception of laboratory testing in industrial districts. The City Council adopted Resolution No. 2017-175 on June 22, 2017 to initiate this text amendment.

BACKGROUND

The current code allows for the use of medical marijuana to the extent that such use is consistent with State and Federal law. This text amendment defines Marijuana, Marijuana Dispensaries, and Commercial Marijuana Operations, and prohibits the consumption of marijuana in public and prohibits marijuana dispensaries and commercial marijuana operations in all zone districts in the City of Fresno. There is, howe...

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