Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 2020-04 (Cannabis Code Amendment)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Wildomar, City of (City of Wildomar)
Document Title
Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 2020-04 (Cannabis Code Amendment)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
City of Wildomar

Document Description
City Council consideration of Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 2020-04 (Cannabis Code Amendment) to adopt a statutory exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines pursuant to California Business and Professions Code Section 26055(h), and adoption of 1) an Ordinance amending the Wildomar Municipal Code (Title 17 - Zoning) to revise Sections 17.12.040 (Zone Classification and Districts), 17.12.050 (Zone Classification and Districts), 17.72.010 (C-1/C-P zone), 17.76.010 (C-P-S zone), 17.88.010 (I-P zone) and 17.92.010 (M-SC zone), and add a new Chapter 17.315 (Cannabis Businesses) to establish cannabis business zoning and use regulations in the City of Wildomar; and 2) adoption of an Ordinance approving an amendment to Title 5 (Business License and Regulations) to add a new municipal code chapter (Chapter 5.76 - Commercial Cannabis Licensing) establishing Commercial Cannabis Licensing Regulations; and 2) adoption of a Resolution that will establish an Annual Regulatory Licensing Fixed-Fee; a Deposit-Based Local License Application Fee, a Deposit-Based Local License Renewal Fee, a Deposit-Based Conditional Use Permit Fee, and a Deposit-Based Development Agreement Fee, for all cannabis businesses locating in the City of Wildomar.

Contact Information
Matthew C. Bassi
City of Wildomar
23873 Clinton Keith Road, Suite 201
Wildomar, CA 92565

Phone : (951) 677-7751 ext. 213



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Per Business and Professions Code Section 26055(h)
Reasons for Exemption
Based on the above and in accordance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code §21000, et seq. (“CEQA”)), a review of the potential environmental impacts was conducted by the Planning Department for Zoning Ordinance Amendment No. 2020-04. Based on this review, the Planning Department has determined that the proposed zoning ordinance amendment is exempt from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 26055(h). This provision in the Business and Professions Code exempts from CEQA review the adoption of an ordinance, rule, or regulation by a local jurisdiction that requires discretionary review and approval of permits, licenses, or other authorizations to engage in commercial cannabis activity. As approved by City Council, the Ordinances for ZOA 2020-04 (Cannabis Code Amendment), discretionary review is required for Development Agreements (DA) and Conditional Use Permits (CUP) by the Planning Commission and City Council for each cannabis business seeking to operate in the City, and any applicable/project specific CEQA analysis for a DA/CUP will be done prior to the approval of these discretionary entitlements in accordance with Section 15070 or 15081 of CEQA. Given this, the City Council adopted a CEQA Statutory Exemption pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 26055(h).


Notice of Exemption
2020050586_Zoning Ordinance Amendment   PDF 173 K

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