Should the City Council adopt five cannabis-related ordinances to clarify cannabis business operational and development standards, conform to state law, create a path to allow Retail Nursery Microbusinesses, restrict cannabis advertising, and allow temporary cannabis events at Cesar Chavez Park?
Should the City Council conduct a public hearing and upon conclusion, provide direction regarding proposed ordinance language alternatives and adopt the first reading of five ordinances amending the Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) which would:
1. Clarify cannabis business operational standards and development standards, such as quotas and buffers, for all cannabis business types;
2. Revise ordinance language to reflect State regulations;
3. Create a path to allow a new business type (Retail Nursery Microbusinesses);
4. Protect youth by restricting cannabis advertising within the city; and
5. Allow temporary cannabis events at Cesar Chavez Park.
The ordinances would adopt BMC Chapters 12.21 and 20.40, amend Chapters 12.22, and 23C.25, Sub-Titles 23E and 23F, and repeal Chapters 12.23, 12.25 and 12.27.
To read the full agenda item, see Item 21 on the March 12, 2019 agenda page. The City Council, whose agenda committee selected this topic, would like to hear from you.
How would you like them to decide, and what would you like them to consider?