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File #: ID17-1070    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 7/28/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/31/2017 Final action: 8/31/2017
Title: HEARING to 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, with the exception of laboratory testing in industrial districts 1. Recommend approval 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 of the adoption of Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-006
Sponsors: Lee Brand, Garry Bredefeld
Attachments: 1. Finding of No Possibility pursuant to Section 15061 (b) 3 of the Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, 2. Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-006, 3. Fresno City Council Resolution 2017-175 relating to Marijuana, 4. Fresno City Planning Commission Resolution No. 13482
August 31, 2017


FROM: JENNIFER K. CLARK, AICP, HDFP, Director
Development Services Division


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

BONIQUE EMERSON, AICP, Planning Manager
Development Services Division

BY: BRUCE BARNES, Project Manager
Development Services Division

SUBJECT

Title
HEARING to 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, with the exception of laboratory testing in industrial districts
1. Recommend approval 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 of the adoption of Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-006

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City Council adopted Resolution No. 2017-175 on June 22, 2017, to initiate this text amendment. Text Amendment Application No. TA-17-006 proposes to add Section 15-2739.1 to the Municipal Code which pertains to recreational 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.

BACKGROUND

This text amendment defines Marijuana, Marijuana Dispensaries, and Commercial Marijuana Operations, and prohibits the consumption of marijuana in public, and prohibits recreational marijuana dispensaries and commercial marijuana operations in all zone districts in the City of Fresno. There is, however, an exception that l...

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