Urgency Ordinance Adopting a Temporary Moratorium on the Commencement of Phase Three Cannabis Cultivation Permitting

Summary

SCH Number
2021030681
Public Agency
Mendocino County
Document Title
Urgency Ordinance Adopting a Temporary Moratorium on the Commencement of Phase Three Cannabis Cultivation Permitting
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/30/2021

Document Description
This ordinance adopts a temporary moratorium on the commencement of Phase Three permitting as provided for in Chapters 10A.17 and 20.242 of the Mendocino County Code, the Mendocino Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance. Specifically, section 10A.17.080 provides that permits under Chapter 10A.17 will be issued in three phases, the third of which (“Phase Three”) would open for applications on April 1, 2021. In addition, section 20.242.060 contains the zoning table for Phase Three cultivation. An urgency moratorium on the commencement of Phase Three is necessary as the County is actively in the process of preparing ordinance code amendments that would change the permitting process for cannabis cultivation moving forward.

Contact Information
Julia Acker Krog
Assistant Director
Lead/Public Agency
860 N Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482

Phone : (707) 234-6650
ackerj@mendocinocounty.org

Location

Counties
Mendocino
Regions
Unincorporated
Other Location Info
Unincorporated Mendocino County, excluding areas within the Coastal Zone

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines sections 15060(c)(2); 15060(c)(3); section 15061(b)(3); section 15308
Reasons for Exemption
The interim ordinance places a moratorium on the commencement of Phase Three permitting as provided for in Chapters 10A.17 and 20.242 of the Mendocino County Code, the Mendocino Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance. The ordinance does not authorize any new construction or development entitlements and merely temporarily prohibits the opening of a specific phase of the program pending additional study. Therefore, the moratorium will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment and it can be seen with certainty that the interim ordinance will not have a significant effect on the environment.
County Clerk
Mendocino

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE - Phase 3 Moratorium [signed]   PDF 1375 K

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