Council updates Cannabis zoning code for downtown
Read SJDA position letter here
Supporting the Planning Commission’s vote of Feb. 9, the City Council made several cannabis zoning code changes at its meeting Tuesday. One change allows new retail storefronts in commercial areas, not in industrial areas. That would include downtown, where the distance requirements will be changed.
In its letter of support, SJDA agreed that the city has reached a point in time to “safely increase the permits and allow areas like downtown to accept – and model – new retail stores in this expanding and well-regulated industry.”
The City Council also approved special provisions for equity owners to be a part of the retail expansion in the city. Up to 10 new cannabis retail businesses will be registered by equity owners, with five of them considered in storefronts.
Cannabis items 8.1 and 10.2 are on this agenda.