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Title: 20 - Zoning

Chapter: 67 - Commercial Cannabis Regulation

Section: 100 - Use Permit Application

All applications for a use permit for a commercial cannabis activity shall be filed with the Community Development Department – Planning Division. In all cases the application shall contain, without limitation, the following documentation:

A. Notarized, written authorization from all persons and entities having a right, title or interest in the property that is the subject of the application consenting to the application and the operation of the proposed commercial cannabis activity on the subject property.
B. The name and address of all persons and entities responsible for the operation of the commercial cannabis activity, including managers, corporate officers, any individual with an ownership interest, any member of a board of directors, any general or limited partner, and/or any member of a decision-making body for the commercial cannabis activity, and a complete list of all the valid licenses, including license type and license number which has been issued to each person by the state or any other city or county.
C. An application fee as prescribed by the current fee schedule resolution of the board of supervisors.
D. An indemnification agreement on a form provided by the county.
E. Proof of having obtained a surety bond in an amount not less than $15,000, payable to the County, issued by a corporate surety approved by the County, which is licensed to transact surety business in the State of California.
F. A detailed operation plan, which includes:
1. Site plans, floor plans, conceptual improvement plans, and a general description of the nature, size, and type of commercial cannabis activity(ies) being requested.
2. Onsite security measures both physical and operational;
3. Standard operating procedures manual detailing how operations will comply with state and local regulations; how safety and quality of products will be ensured; record keeping procedures for financing, testing, and adverse effect recording; and product recall procedures;
4. Proposed hours of operation;
5. Waste disposal information;
6. A water management plan including the proposed water supply and proposed conservation measures;
7. Product supply chain information including where cultivation occurs, where the product is processed or manufactured, any required testing of cannabis or cannabis products, transportation, and packaging and labeling criteria;
8. A record keeping policy;
9. Track and trace measures;
10. Sustainability measures including water efficiency measures, energy efficiency measures, high efficiency mechanical systems, and alternative fuel transportation methods;
11. Odor prevention devices;
12. Size, height, colors, design, location and building materials of any proposed signage and fencing at the site;
13. A parking plan;
14. A storage protocol and hazardous response plan;
15. Information on products used during operation, including liquids, solvents, agents, pesticides, herbicides and processes; and
16. A quality control plan.
G. Proof of consent if required in section 20.67.70(F).
H. Such other information as county staff may require.


(Ord. 2018-013 § 3 (part) 2018.)