LAKEPORT, Calif. – A special Board of Supervisors meeting next Monday to discuss an urgency marijuana cultivation ordinance has been moved to another venue in order to accommodate the large crowd that’s expected to attend.
The meeting, which will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, July 9, will be held at Fritch Hall, located at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St., Lakeport.
The board previously had scheduled the meeting to take place in the Little Theater, also at the fairgrounds.
Community Development Director Rick Coel originally was scheduled to present the draft interim urgency ordinance to address marijuana cultivation at the board’s last meeting on Tuesday, June 26.
However, after hundreds of people squeezed into the board chambers – blocking walkways and lining the walls – the fire marshal shut down the meeting.
Rather than make a large portion of the crowd leave, the Board of Supervisors opted to hold a special meeting at the fairgrounds to discuss the matter.
Last month, following the defeat June 5 ballot of the marijuana cultivation initiative Measure D, the board directed Coel to come back with an interim ordinance.
Coel’s report to the board said the proposed urgency ordinance is based on marijuana cultivation advisory committee suggestions.
It would establish a limit for outdoor cultivation of no more than three mature female or six immature marijuana plants on a parcel half an acre or less, and no more than six mature female or 12 immature marijuana plants on residential parcels half an acre or larger.
Coel said it also would prohibit cultivation on vacant, undeveloped properties.
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