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File #: 22-969    Version: 1
Type: Administrative Items Status: Passed
File created: 11/7/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 11/15/2022 Final action: 11/15/2022
Title: Direct staff to draft a Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) to delete the cannabis prohibition and to permit cannabis activities consistent with the Council's Ad Hoc Committee's recommendations
Attachments: 1. Att #1 Draft Cannabis Candidate Sites Map (1000 ft. and 600 ft. buffers), 2. Att #2 Draft Cannabis Candidate Sites Map (1000 ft. buffer), 3. Att #3 Cannabis Land Use Policy Presentation, 4. Att #4 Public Comments received as of 11/8/2022, 5. 11/14 Sup Com, 6. 11/15 Sup Com
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Ursula Luna-Reynosa, Director of Community Development

PREPARED BY: Hayden Beckman, Senior Planner

Subject:
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Direct staff to draft a Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) to delete the cannabis prohibition and to permit cannabis activities consistent with the Council's Ad Hoc Committee's recommendations
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Statement of Issue:

Since December 2021, City Council established an ad-hoc subcommittee consisting of Councilmembers Bolton, Kalmick, and Peterson who have been working to develop a policy framework for a future cannabis program that would be tailored to the needs and interests of the Huntington Beach community.

On July 5, 2022, ad-hoc subcommittee recommendations were presented to the entire City Council for discussion. Following discussion, the City Council voted to place Measure O on the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election ballot for voter approval. If passed by a simple majority of voters, Measure O would enable the City Council to impose a tax of up to 6% of gross receipts for retail cannabis businesses and up to 1% of gross receipts for other cannabis businesses (i.e., testing labs or distribution), if such uses are permitted in Huntington Beach.

The City Council also directed the issue back to the ad-hoc subcommittee to incorporate their feedback and solicit additional community input. This agenda item includes an update on those efforts, , as well as recommendations based on this exercise.

Financial Impact:
Not Applicable.

Recommended Action:
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Request the City Manager (or designee) to draft a Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) to the Huntington Beach Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance (HBZSO) to delete the existing cannabis prohibition and add necessary language to allow cannabis activities consistent with the Council's Ad Hoc Committee's recommendations.
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