3c) Discussion and Possible Action Including (1) Adoption of Resolution Adopting an Addendum to the Previously Adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration for Amendments to Mendocino County Code Chapters 10A.17 and 20.242 to Streamline Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Processes and Approving an Amended Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and (2) Adoption of an Urgency Ordinance Amending Chapter 10A.17 - Mendocino Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance and Chapter 20.242 - Cannabis Cultivation Sites to Streamline Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Processes
(Sponsors: County Counsel and Cannabis)
EIR - Why is it not LACO?
We do not know the pros & cons of using another consultant, other than who did the MND.
But, woohoo, an EIR re: CEQA.
Yes, please & thank you!
Laura & Marty Clein
We appreciate the significant efforts being undertaken to streamline 10A.17 and we support the changes being brought forth today. Once these changes are in place we look forward to working with the County on an additional round of ordinance changes which will continue removing as many unnecessary burdens from our local regulations as possible.
We have two comments we would like to share for your consideration as this process moves forward:
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- In the 5th Finding we request the substitution of the phrase ‘unregulated market’ or ‘unlicensed market’ in place of the currently included phrase ‘black market.’ The term ‘black market’ contributes, whether intentionally or not, to structures of white supremacy and institutional racism, and we are confident that the Board would not want to support that kind of harmful rhetoric.
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- We appreciate the inclusion of a list of alternatives to an ‘accredited acoustical engineer’ to be created by MCD, and look forward to working with them to develop that list and a mechanism for it to be updated as new alternatives become available.
Thank you for your consideration.
Mendocino Cannabis Alliance