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Commercial Cannabis Permit Program

 

Background   

 

On April 1, 2019, the City Council adopted Ordinance Number 4257 establishing a merit-based competitive review and permit procedure for commercial cannabis businesses. The types of commercial cannabis businesses defined in the Ordinance are: indoor cultivation, manufacturing, testing, distribution, retail-storefront, and microbusiness of medicinal and adult-use cannabis and cannabis products, as well as the ancillary transportation and delivery of cannabis or cannabis products.

     

This Ordinance established the framework by which applicants and businesses will be evaluated based on a four phase process which includes: Phase 1: Application, Phase 2: Initial scoring, Phase 3: Public presentation and, Phase 4: Final ranking and permit issuance. The adopted Ordinance established a 1,000 foot buffer between any potential commercial cannabis business and specified sensitive uses, including, school K-12 schools, day care centers, and youth and recreation centers. Additionally, storefront retail business shall not be located with 1,000 feet from another commercial cannabis storefront retailer.

 

The next step is to establish a Zoning Ordinance that will designate specific zones where cannabis businesses will be allowed to operate. Staff is proposing a cannabis zoning overlay which would add a layer of zoning regulation on top of select commercial and industrially zoned areas.  The cannabis zoning overlay would designate areas where commercial cannabis business are permitted provided that they meet all other provisions set forth in the Business Ordinance, including distance requirements from sensitive uses. 

 

Please view the announcements below to keep track of the development of the cannabis zoning overlay, and updates on the launch of the Commercial Cannabis Permit Program in the City of Pomona.

 

Announcements

 

October Cannabis Meeting

 

1. Cannabis Overlay Zone Map Approved at City Council First Reading November 4, 2019

Download Cannabis Overlay Zone Map 11/4/19

 

2. Agenda Packet for October 9, 2019 Planning Commission Public Hearing on Draft Commercial Cannabis Permit Program Overlay District

The agenda packet for the Draft Commercial Cannabis Permit Program Overlay District public hearing item is now available for download. The public hearing will take place at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting in City Council Chambers, 505 South Garey Avenue. Please click on the agenda link below, which includes hyperlinks to download the staff report and all attachments. 

 

Agenda for October 9, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting
(hyperlinks to staff report and attachments are in PDF to download individually)

 

3. Request for Proposals for Professional Evaluator & Community Meeting Facilitator Services for Commercial Cannabis Permitting Program

The City of Pomona has released two Requests for Proposals for professional evaluator services and professional community meeting facilitator servies as part of the application evaluation of the Commercial Cannabis Permit Program. All information, attachments, and application instructions related to these bids can only be accessed at the City of Pomona's Request for Bids and Proposals page, which requries a vendor login to access the documents. Proposals are due by 3pm, October 10, 2019.

 

4. Planning Division Seeking Public Comment on Draft Cannabis Zoning Overlay by September 25, 2019

 

On August 28, 2019, the Planning Division held an Open House & Planning Commission Discussion, which included the release of a Draft Parcel-Level Cannabis Zoning Overlay Map

Download 8/28/19 Planning Commission PowerPoint Presentation

We will be accepting public comment on the draft map until Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Please provide comment in one of the following ways:

 

In-person/Mail:
Planning Counter, City Hall, 505 S. Garey, Mon-Thur, 730AM-6PM (closed on Labor Day)

Phone:
Lynda Lara, Assistant Planner, lynda_lara[at]ci.pomona.ca.us, 909-620-2439

 

You may access a copy of this map by either clicking on the interactive link below, or downloading a PDF version:

 

Interactive Draft Cannabis Zoning Overlay GIS App

 

PDF Versions (large file size, may take a moment to download)

Cannabis Overlay Zone Map

Cannabis Overlay Zone Sensitive Use Buffer Map

Cannabis Overlay Zone Detail 1

Cannabis Overlay Zone Detail 2

Cannabis Overlay Zone Detail 3

Cannabis Overlay Zone Detail 4

Cannabis Overlay Zone Detail 5

 

Disclaimer: This draft map is provided for reference only and is not intended to be comprehensive or reliable for the purpose of securing a site for a Commercial Cannabis Permit in the City of Pomona. Any operator of a Commercial Cannabis business in the City of Pomona will be subject to the requirements of Chapter 68 of the Pomona Municipal Code pertaining to Commercial Cannabis Businesses, along with any adopted zoning regulations related to commercial cannabis use. All potential sites that allow any type of commercial cannabis land use will be verified for compliance with the Pomona Municipal Code and Pomona Zoning Ordinance upon submission of a Commercial Cannabis Permit application.

 

5. Materials Available from 8/19 Special City Council Meeting Regarding Commercial Cannabis Permit Program

 

On August 19, 2019, at a Special City Council Meeting, the Planning Division provided an update on the Commercial Cannabis Permit Program, including a list of action steps required prior to launch of the program. You may access a copy of the staff report and attachments for this item below:

 

PDF (large file size, may take a moment to download)

Staff Report

Attachment No. 1 -Ordinance No. 4257

Attachment No. 2 -Cannabis Permit Areas

Attachment No. 3 -Types of State Cannabis Licenses

Attachment No. 4 -Ordinance No. 4254

Attachment No. 5 -Questions from Community Meetings

    

6. Additional Materials Available Regarding Commercial Cannabis Permit Program

 

The following materials have been presented or adopted as part of the establishment of the Commercial Cannabis Permit Program in the City of Pomona. 

 

PDF (large file size, may take a moment to download)

Fact Sheet

Ordinance No. 4257

Presentation from the Joint Study Session 5/1/19

DRAFT Cannabis Permit Areas

Presentation from Cannabis Zoning Meeting at Washington Park 6/19/2019

 

YouTube

Video from Planning for Cannabis Meeting 7/18/19 (Credit: Rich Gill, Videographer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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