Public Invited to Participate in Community Meetings and Provide Feedback on Cannabis Retail Storefront Licensing Application Criteria

Jun 30, 2020
Public Invited to Participate in Community Meetings and Provide Feedback on Cannabis Retail Storefront Licensing Application Criteria
Public Invited to Participate in Community Meetings
and Provide Feedback on
Cannabis Retail Storefront Licensing Application Criteria
The County of Santa Barbara is hosting six virtual community meetings in July to receive feedback and answer questions about the amended Cannabis Business License (Chapter 50) regulating cannabis retail storefront licensing.
On January 14, 2020, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance amendment to Chapter 50 that established a merit-based criteria scoring system for applicants vying for a cannabis retail storefront license. This ordinance amendment became operational February 13, 2020.
Per the ordinance, the process will commence with community engagement meetings to gather input from the community plan areas where storefront retail is allowed. Chapter 50 (b) limits the number of storefront retail licenses to no more than one in each of six community plan areas. County staff is seeking feedback about the business application criteria (not applicants or specific sites) and neighborhood compatibility for the Neighborhood Compatibility Plan portion of the retail storefront application.
Community engagement meetings had been scheduled to begin in April 2020, but were cancelled due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. To prevent further delay, the County is hosting six virtual community meetings in July with many ways and opportunities for the public to participate and provide feedback. Spanish interpretation will be available.
The meeting schedule and information about how to participate and submit feedback is posted below and at cannabis.countyofsb.org/retail.sbc. In each of the community meetings, staff from the County Executive Office and Planning & Development will present an overview of the cannabis business licensing and permitting process, followed by an overview of the Community Plan Area (CPA). A video version of the presentation is available on the website. Videos of each meeting will be posted to the website, along with an FAQ.  
Meeting Schedule
Isla Vista Community Plan Area
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1
  Password: 857746
  Webinar ID: 992 7740 3564
Join by Phone (use any of these numbers)
(213) 338-8477
(833) 548 0276 (Toll Free)
(833) 548 0282 (Toll Free)
(877) 853 5257 (Toll Free)
(888) 475 4499 (Toll Free)
Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan Area
5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2
  Password: 857746
  Webinar ID: 928 7038 3955
Join by Phone: (use any of these numbers)
(213) 338-8477
(833) 548 0276 (Toll Free)
(833) 548 0282 (Toll Free)
(877) 853 5257 (Toll Free)
(888) 475 4499 (Toll Free)
Toro Canyon/Summerland Community Plan Area
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8
  Password: 857746
  Webinar ID: 963 7175 3641
Join by Phone: (use any of these numbers)
(213) 338-8477
(833) 548 0276 (Toll Free)
(833) 548 0282 (Toll Free)
(877) 853 5257 (Toll Free)
(888) 475 4499 (Toll Free)
Orcutt Community Plan Area
5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9
  Password: 857746
  Webinar ID: 997 3471 1552
Join by Phone: (use any of these numbers)
(213) 338-8477
(833) 548 0276 (Toll Free)
(833) 548 0282 (Toll Free)
(877) 853 5257 (Toll Free)
(888) 475 4499 (Toll Free)
Eastern Goleta Valley Community Plan Area
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15
  Password: 857746
  Webinar ID: 932 0920 0738
Join by Phone: (use any of these numbers)
(213) 338-8477
(833) 548 0276 (Toll Free)
(833) 548 0282 (Toll Free)
(877) 853 5257 (Toll Free)
(888) 475 4499 (Toll Free)
Los Alamos Community Plan Area
5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16
  Password: 857746
  Webinar ID: 918 9726 6731
Join by Phone: (use any of these numbers)
(213) 338-8477
(833) 548 0276 (Toll Free)
(833) 548 0282 (Toll Free)
(877) 853 5257 (Toll Free)
(888) 475 4499 (Toll Free)
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