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File #: 22-0838    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 5/27/2022 In control: County Counsel
On agenda: 7/12/2022 Final action:
Title: Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 6.32 - Cannabis Business Tax to Add Section 6.32.055 - Relief From Minimum Tax - Notice and Affidavit of Fallowing
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 4508, 2. Cannabis Tax - Fallowing - Ordinance, 3. Cannabis Tax - Fallowing - Ordinance Summary

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: County Counsel and Cannabis
MEETING DATE: July 12, 2022


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Christian Curtis
PHONE:
707-234-6885
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Kristin Nevedal
PHONE:
707-234-6680






ITEM TYPE: Consent Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: N/A


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 6.32 - Cannabis Business Tax to Add Section 6.32.055 - Relief From Minimum Tax - Notice and Affidavit of Fallowing
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Adopt Ordinance amending Chapter 6.32 - Cannabis Business Tax to add Section 6.32.055 - Relief From Minimum Tax - Notice and Affidavit of Fallowing; and authorize Chair to sign same.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
On August 2, 2016, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 4361, adding Chapter 6.32 to the County Code. On July 10, 2018, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 4412, making certain amendments to Chapter 6.32. On March 2, 2022, the Board directed staff to prepare amendments to Chapter 6.32 to create a procedure where cultivators could fallow their cultivation site for a year and receive relief from the minimum tax requirement of Chapter 6.32. On May 17, 2022, the Board of Supervisors introduced and waived first reading of the ordinance.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
Pursuant to the direction of the Board, County Counsel's Office has prepared an ordinance that creates a new section 6.32.055 within Chapter 6.32, which creates a process where cannabis cultivation permittees or applicants for cannabis cultivation permits (under Phase 1 of Chapter 10A.17) may file a notice of fallowing for a calendar year with the Cannabis Department. The ordinance allows for fallowing of either a portion or the entirety of a cultivation site.

During that calendar year, the applicant or permittee would be limited to growing cannabis only to the limits stated in paragraph (B) and/or paragraph (C) of section 10A.17.030 (medical and personal use, respectively), and utilizing...

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