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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Planning Commission sends revised Hum. Co. Med. M.J. Ordinance draft back to Supervisors-see red line version Featured

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Last September, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors directed the County Planning Department Staff to create a draft Medical Marijuana Land Use Ordinance (MMLUO) that would be in compliance with existing state and county requirements. In October, that completed draft was forwarded from the Planning Department to the Humboldt County Supervisors. On Nov 5, the Supervisors then sent that draft on to the Planning Commission for review. After a series of around ten meetings, the Planning Commission made numerous significant changes to the October draft and sent their revised draft back to the Supervisors on December 3. In a letter accompanying the revision sent to the Supervisors, Planning Commission Chair, Robert Morris, described the process as: “…long and complex with public testimony voluminous and varied.”  The Supervisors also received a letter, dated Dec. 3, from Humboldt County Planning Commissioner Noah Levy, explaining why he was unable to vote to recommend that the Supervisors approve the MMLUO as it had been amended during the course of the Commission’s hearings.


The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will begin hearings on the revised draft ordinance in their meeting on Jan 5, 2015. Use the links below to view or download copies of:

1) Original (Oct.) Planning Department Staff, Draft;
2) Planning Commission Revised (Dec. 3) Draft (Morris Letter on pp 5-6; Ordinance starts p.10)
3) "Red Line" version - showing the changes the Commission made to the original draft;
4) Letter from Commissioner Levy.

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