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File #: 16-1575    Version: 1 Name: Interim Urgency Ordinance - Nonmedical Marijuana
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/14/2016 In control: County Counsel
On agenda: 12/6/2016 Final action: 12/6/2016
Enactment date: Enactment #: Resolution No. 16-467, Ordinance No. 16-017
Title: 1. Consider and adopt Resolution of Intention initiating amendments to various sections of the Ordinance Code of Fresno County addressing the possession, planting, cultivation, harvesting, drying, or processing of marijuana, and the establishment or operation of businesses engaged in commercial nonmedical marijuana activity in all Zoning Districts of Fresno County. 2. Consider and adopt Interim Ordinance pursuant to Government Code Section 65858 establishing a moratorium on the possession, planting, cultivation, harvesting, drying, processing of nonmedical marijuana outdoors on the grounds of a private residence, and the establishment or operation of businesses engaged in commercial nonmedical marijuana activity in all Zoning Districts of Fresno County. Adoption of the initial Interim Ordinance is effective for a period of up to 45 days unless earlier terminated or extended. 3. Determine that the approval of the Resolution of Intention and the adoption of the Interim Urgency Ordinan...
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Ordinance No. 16-017, 3. Resolution No. 16-467, 4. Additional Information, 5. Proof of Publication
DATE: December 6, 2016

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Daniel C. Cederborg, County Counsel

SUBJECT: Regulation of Nonmedical Marijuana

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Consider and adopt Resolution of Intention initiating amendments to various sections of the Ordinance Code of Fresno County addressing the possession, planting, cultivation, harvesting, drying, or processing of marijuana, and the establishment or operation of businesses engaged in commercial nonmedical marijuana activity in all Zoning Districts of Fresno County.

2. Consider and adopt Interim Ordinance pursuant to Government Code Section 65858 establishing a moratorium on the possession, planting, cultivation, harvesting, drying, processing of nonmedical marijuana outdoors on the grounds of a private residence, and the establishment or operation of businesses engaged in commercial nonmedical marijuana activity in all Zoning Districts of Fresno County. Adoption of the initial Interim Ordinance is effective for a period of up to 45 days unless earlier terminated or extended.

3. Determine that the approval of the Resolution of Intention and the adoption of the Interim Urgency Ordinance are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to sections 15061, subdivision (b)(3), 15306, and 15308 of the State CEQA Guidelines, and direct staff to file a Notice of Exemption with the Office of the Fresno County Clerk.
REPORT
Approval of the recommended actions would allow staff an opportunity to research and develop appropriate proposed regulations for the possession, planting, cultivation, harvesting, drying, or processing of marijuana, and the establishment or operation of businesses engaged in commercial nonmedical marijuana activity in all Zoning Districts of Fresno County.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Determine that initiation of the proposed Ordinance amendment process is not necessary and determine that the specific findings cannot be made pursuant to...

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