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How should Mountain View implement regulations on the local sale of cannabis?

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If storefront retail businesses are allowed, where should they be located in Mountain View? (Choose all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Near offices 35.6% 221
Near retail or neighborhood services 49.2% 305
In small neighborhood retail centers 46.9% 291
In large retail centers 51.5% 319
Near manufacturing, warehouse or auto-oriented services 40.8% 253
In downtown Mountain View 50.3% 312
Nowhere. Cannabis storefront retail should not be allowed in Mountain View 27.3% 169

If non-storefront retail businesses are allowed, where should they be located in Mountain View? (Choose all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Near offices 47.9% 297
Near retail or neighborhood services 36.3% 225
In small neighborhood retail centers 31.3% 194
In large retail centers 36.1% 224
Near manufacturing, warehouse or auto-oriented services 70.3% 436
Nowhere. Cannabis non-storefront retail should not be allowed in Mountain View 24.0% 149

Cities are able to adjust the buffer if desired. In your opinion, the City should:

Response Percent Response Count
Maintain the minimum 600-foot buffer. 48.9% 303
Decrease the buffer to less than 600 feet. 11.6% 72
Increase the buffer to be greater than 600 feet. 39.5% 245

Should Mountain View limit the number of initial retail businesses?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes, there should be 1-2 businesses permitted (up to 1 for every 38,000 residents). 15.5% 96
Yes, there should be 3-4 businesses permitted (up to 1 for every 19,000 residents). 15.2% 94
Yes, there should be 5-6 businesses permitted (up to 1 for every 13,000 residents). 9.5% 59
No limit. The City should not regulate the number of retail businesses in the City. 35.0% 217
Cannabis retail should not be allowed in Mountain View. 24.8% 154

5. Should cannabis retail businesses be concentrated near each other OR should consideration be given to separating their locations?

Response Percent Response Count
Concentrated near each other 15.0% 93
Consider separating the business locations 44.7% 277
Do not study regulations regarding this aspect of potential cannabis business locations 40.3% 250

6. What, if any concerns, do you have regarding commercial cannabis in Mountain View? Click on an item in the following concern list to place in order of priority with MOST concerned at the TOP and LEAST concerned at the BOTTOM. If you have "No Concerns," place it at the top of the list.

Average priorities over 620 responses
  1. Safety.

    Safety.
  2. Location of dispensaries.

    Location of dispensaries.
  3. Taxing cannabis.

    Taxing cannabis.
  4. Too many dispensaries.

    Too many dispensaries.
  5. No Concerns.

    No Concerns.
  6. Too few dispensaries.

    Too few dispensaries.
  7. Please provide your Other Concern in the space below.

    Other Concern.

Other concern:

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7. City Council is exploring a tax on cannabis for the November 2018 Ballot. Should the City tax cannabis sold in Mountain View?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes, the City should tax cannabis sold in Mountain View. 76.5% 474
No, the City should NOT tax cannabis sold in Mountain View. 23.5% 146

8. Please provide any additional comments, questions or concerns regarding the regulation of cannabis in Mountain View:

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February 28, 2018, 7:07 PM
  • If storefront retail businesses are allowed, where should they be located in Mountain View? (Choose all that apply)
    • Nowhere. Cannabis storefront retail should not be allowed in Mountain View
  • If non-storefront retail businesses are allowed, where should they be located in Mountain View? (Choose all that apply)
    • Nowhere. Cannabis non-storefront retail should not be allowed in Mountain View
  • Cities are able to adjust the buffer if desired. In your opinion, the City should:
    • Increase the buffer to be greater than 600 feet.
  • Should Mountain View limit the number of initial retail businesses?
    • Cannabis retail should not be allowed in Mountain View.
  • 5. Should cannabis retail businesses be concentrated near each other OR should consideration be given to separating their locations?
    • Do not study regulations regarding this aspect of potential cannabis business locations
  • 6. What, if any concerns, do you have regarding commercial cannabis in Mountain View? Click on an item in the following concern list to place in order of priority with MOST concerned at the TOP and LEAST concerned at the BOTTOM. If you have "No Concerns," place it at the top of the list.
    1. Safety.

      Safety.
    2. Too many dispensaries.

      Too many dispensaries.
    3. Location of dispensaries.

      Location of dispensaries.
    4. Please provide your Other Concern in the space below.

      Other Concern.
    5. Taxing cannabis.

      Taxing cannabis.
  • Other concern:
    Home delivery should NOT be allowed, but if it is, or restrict to 8am-5pm hours Mon-Fri. We are already having problems with deliveries of goods and eats at 1 a.m. in neighborhoods, creating Next Door posts about "stranger in car outside home at 1 am". We are already having problems with various delivery drivers and uber/lyft drivers speeding in neighborhoods, driving erratically to try and read home addresses up close, at all hours. Now here comes the cannibus driver who may himself be high delivering to someone late at night. I would like the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of my home in my neighborhood. We are zoned residential, and I don't want cannibus home businesses or deliveries here. If this proceeds, then I will weigh in to encourage a 2,000 foot buffer from schools because there are shopping centers just more than 600 feet close to our schools.
  • 7. City Council is exploring a tax on cannabis for the November 2018 Ballot. Should the City tax cannabis sold in Mountain View?
    • No, the City should NOT tax cannabis sold in Mountain View.
  • 8. Please provide any additional comments, questions or concerns regarding the regulation of cannabis in Mountain View:

    1) If you tax it, then you will be exposing City Hall, Performing Arts & Library employees and customers to potential robberies of cash payments delivered to the city. I visit City Hall regularly to access these places.
    2) Remember the cannibus statewide vote was only 57% to 43%. Please consider the 43%.
    3) Sobriety. Those of us who have fought hard for sobriety are the first to say we must live in the real world, but my concern is having this whole cannibus world from storefronts to deliveries and advertising in our face is just too much. The Mayor and speakers at the Council meetings are fond of saying "well, January 1st has come and gone and the world didn't end, ha ha". No, it just got a whole lot harder for 43% of us. No judgment on what others do, but please smoke it and grow it inside your own home and leave me out of it please.
    4) This is a land use issue. Those liquor, cigarette, and now cannibus stores give our community that urban ghetto feel. Do we really want that for our property values? Let Sunnyvale put cannibus stores next to the Brass Rail, the gun shop on El Camino, and the bars and lounges.
    5) Our Police Department has more than enough to do now. Even if you fund more officers with pot taxes, any regulation you adopt will be lip-service and unenforceable. The Police don't have the time, period. That's not right to put the burden on them, or subject 43% of us to the danger of getting shot or harmed during a cannibus robbery at a store or at city hall when the cash truck rolls in. Just avoid the whole problem please.
    (6) Not having cannibus sold or delivered here will NOT affect those who want to get their high legally. They can go to other cities and pick it up legally.
    (7) Growing pot in backyards is only going to increase crime from people wanting to get to the plants, especially mischevious teenagers. You cannot compost it either I'm told.
    (8) It's a land use issue and affects my ability to enjoy my own property. Example, my sister lives in Roseville and told me that she couldnt open her windows for fresh air because the neighbor one block away grew cannibus and it had a terribly invasive odor. The whole neighborhood complained and Roseville was able to do something about it because they had an ordinance against it before the State law changed.
    Take your time Mountain View, consider this carefully, it has far-reaching repercussions. Don't be swayed by the tax money.

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1. "Storefront retail" refers to a traditional storefront retail business at which cannabis goods are sold to customers. Storefront retail businesses are often referred to as "dispensaries."
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2. Non-storefront retail refers to a business location from where cannabis goods are stored and delivered to customers. The location is closed to the public and functions much like a distribution center.

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3. The State of California establishes a 600-foot buffer between commercial cannabis businesses and schools, child care centers and day care facilities.

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4. Most cities that have allowed commercial cannabis have established a maximum initial number of businesses permitted in their city. For example, San Jose allows a maximum of 16 businesses (approximately 1 for every 64,000 residents).

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Too few dispensaries.

No Concerns.

Location of dispensaries.

Please provide your Other Concern in the space below.

Taxing cannabis.

Safety.

Too many dispensaries.


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