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File #: 22-3837    Name:
Type: Discussion Items Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/7/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action:
Title: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING DRAFT ORDINANCES AMENDING TITLE 6 BUSINESSES, PROFESSIONS, AND TRADES, TITLE 10, CHAPTER 2, ZONING AND LAND USE AND TITLE 10, CHAPTER 5 COASTAL LAND USE PERTAINING TO CANNABIS REGULATIONS AND RECOMMEDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPT CATEGORICAL EXEMPTIONS FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) FOR THE AMENDMENTS CONSIDERATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION REGARDING THE DRAFT CANNABIS ORDINANCES AND ADDITIONAL INPUT PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. Draft Ordinance Amending Title 6 (businesses, professions, and trades), 3. Draft Ordinance Amending Title 10 Chapter 2 (inland zoning), 4. Draft Ordinance Amending Title 10 Chapter 5 (coastal zoning), 5. Planning Commission Resolution on Cannabis Code Amendments 2022-03-03, 6. Cannabis Map Final-Buffers 2022-01-12, 7. City Council Administrative Report on Cannabis Steering Committee Update 2021-10-05, 8. City Council Presentation on Cannabis Steering Committee Update 2022-10-05, 9. Summary of Cannabis Laws and Updates, 10. N.2- Blue Folder, 11. Receive and File Docs- Presented at Meeting, 12. City Council Cannabis Presentation 2022-05-10- PowerPoint from Meeting
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: BRANDY FORBES, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING DRAFT ORDINANCES AMENDING TITLE 6 BUSINESSES, PROFESSIONS, AND TRADES, TITLE 10, CHAPTER 2, ZONING AND LAND USE AND TITLE 10, CHAPTER 5 COASTAL LAND USE PERTAINING TO CANNABIS REGULATIONS AND RECOMMEDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPT CATEGORICAL EXEMPTIONS FROM THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) FOR THE AMENDMENTS

CONSIDERATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION REGARDING THE DRAFT CANNABIS ORDINANCES AND ADDITIONAL INPUT PROVIDED BY THE PUBLIC
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
When the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), regulating the use of marijuana for medical purposes, took effect January 1, 2016 the City of Redondo Beach adopted Ordinance 3152 to implement local MMRSA regulations. On November 8, 2016, Proposition 64, known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), was approved by state voters. The AUMA regulates, among other items, the use of marijuana for personal and commercial purposes, including the recreational use of marijuana by adults over 21 years of age.

Proposition 64 stipulated that if a city did not enact local commercial licensing restrictions or a ban by January 1, 2018, a valid state license would be the only thing needed to open and operate a commercial marijuana business in any commercial zone in the city. Therefore, out of caution and until local regulations and interests could be analyzed and identified for implementation, the City of Redondo Beach adopted ordinances to regulate the personal use and cultivation of cannabis and restrict commercial cannabis activities in the City.

In order to analyze and identify the cannabis regulations appropriate for Redondo Beach, a steering committee was appointed by the previous City Manager comprised of representatives from the law enforcement community, RBUSD, BCHD, and other outside interest groups familiar wit...

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