Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

New Approaches to Economic Development: Looking Beyond the Norm: Lerma

51 views

Published on

This presentation was delivered at NADO's Annual Training Conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 9-12, 2017.

Every day, across the country in both rural and urban regions and communities, new businesses and industries are emerging on the economic development landscape. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are looking beyond traditional sectors and
launching enterprises that are creating jobs and financial security for employees while also providing services and products that are, in some cases, a bit outside the box. This session will share examples of ways RDOs are working with renewable energy,
cannabis, and recreation/tourism businesses in their regions.

Emily Gojkovich, Economic Development Planner, Southwest NM COG, Silver City, NM
Al Lerma, Director, Business Development and Innovation, Sonoma County EDB, Santa Rosa, CA
Teri Provost, Program Analyst, SEDA-Council of Governments, Lewisburg, PA
Jay Trusty, Executive Director, Southwest Regional Development Commission, Slayton, MN, Moderator

Published in: Government & Nonprofit
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

New Approaches to Economic Development: Looking Beyond the Norm: Lerma

  1. 1. SONOMA COUNTY CANNABIS THE GREEN RUSH AL LERMA, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION SONOMA COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD
  2. 2. 2 STATE REGULATIONS  Proposition 215 – Medicinal Use  Senate Bill 420 –  MMRSA/MCRSA - Guidelines  AUMA (Proposition 64) - Adult Use  CDFA Draft Regulations  CDFA Draft Program EIR  Governor’s Budget Trailer Bill/MAUCRSA/ SB 94 – Combines Medical & Adult Use  Final MAUCRSA Regulations expected Fall 2017
  3. 3. 3 FEDERAL REGULATIONS  Illegal Schedule I drug (highly addictive with no medical value)  Federal Rackateer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) Lawsuits.  Banking Prohibitions for Cannabusinesses.
  4. 4. WHERE ARE WE NOW?  Adopted local regulatory framework (Dec. 2016)  Sonoma County Passed Measure A: Cannabis Business Tax (March 2017)  Approved Phase 2 and program staffing (April 2017) – Hired Cannabis Program Manager  Workshop series (April – June)  Accepted permit applications (July 5, 2017)  Compliance…Success!
  5. 5. COUNTY ORDINANCES  Land Use Ordinance  Health Ordinance  Tax Ordinance
  6. 6. COUNTY ORDINANCES LAND USE ORDINANCES  Outdoor cultivation  Indoor cultivation  Mixed light cultivation  Manufacturing  Distribution
  7. 7. July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 3rd/5th District Workshop July 27 July 20 4th District Workshop August 2 Planning Commission Package due Board of Supervisors Hearing Dec 6 1st District Workshop July 18 3rd/5th District Workshop July 28 Planning Commission Hearing Oct 13 Planning Commission Hearing Oct 27 Board of Supervisors Package Due 2nd District Workshop County of Sonoma Medical Cannabis Land Use Ordinance Timeline Board Hearing Dec 13 *Board of Supervisors Ad Hoc meets throughout *Marijuana Technical Advisory Committee meets throughout Public Workshop Oct 6 NEW Public Workshop Dec 2
  8. 8. OUTDOOR CULTIVATION
  9. 9.  ZP- Permitted Use if standards met- CEQA exempt; Zoning Permit and Building Permit  MUP- Minor Use Permit or Hearing Waiver, CEQA applies unless Cat Exempt: can add conditions  CUP- Conditional Use Permit- noticed before Planning Commission; CEQA, can add conditions Land Use MAXIMUM CULTIVATION AREA (square feet or plant) Min Parcel Size State License Type LandIntensiveAgriculture LandExtensiveAgriculture DiverseAgriculture ResourcesandRural Development LIA LEA DA RRD Cottage 25 plants 2 ac 1C ZP ZP ZP MUP Specialty Outdoor 5,000 sq. ft. or 50 plants 3 ac 1 CUP ZP ZP CUP Small Outdoor 5,001 - 10,000 5 ac 2 CUP ZP ZP CUP Medium Outdoor 10,001 - 43,560 10 ac 3 CUP CUP CUP CUP OUTDOOR CULTIVATION
  10. 10. INDOOR CULTIVATION
  11. 11. Land Use MAXIMUM CULTIVATION AREA (square feet) LandIntensiveAgriculture LandExtensiveAgriculture DiverseAgriculture ResourcesandRural Development IndustrialPark LimitedUrbanIndustrial HeavyIndustrial LimitedRuralIndustrial LIA LEA DA RRD MP M1 M2 M3 Cottage 500 ZP2 ZP ZP/2ac MUP ZP ZP ZP ZP Specialty Indoor 501 - 5,000 CUP2 CUP2 CUP/2ac2 CUP2 MUP MUP MUP MUP Small Indoor 5,001 - 10,000 — — — — MUP MUP MUP MUP Medium Indoor 10,001 - 22,000 — — — — MUP MUP MUP MUP  ZP- Permitted Use if standards met- CEQA exempt; Zoning Permit and Building Permit  MUP- Minor Use Permit or Hearing Waiver, CEQA applies unless Cat Exempt: can add conditions  CUP- Conditional Use Permit- noticed before Planning Commission; CEQA, can add conditions INDOOR CULTIVATION
  12. 12. MIXED LIGHT CULTIVATION
  13. 13. Land Use MAXIMUM CULTIVATION AREA (square feet) State License Type LandIntensiveAgriculture LandExtensiveAgriculture DiverseAgriculture ResourcesandRural Development LimitedUrbanIndustrial HeavyIndustrial LimitedRuralIndustrial LIA LEA DA RRD M1 M2 M3 Cottage 2,500 1C ZP2 ZP ZP MUP CUP CUP CUP Specialty Mixed Light 2,501 - 5,000 1B CUP2 CUP CUP CUP CUP CUP CUP Small Mixed Light 5,001 - 10,000 2B CUP2 CUP CUP CUP CUP CUP CUP Medium Mixed Light 10,001 - 22,000 3B — — — — CUP CUP CUP  ZP- Permitted Use if standards met- CEQA exempt; Zoning Permit and Building Permit  MUP- Minor Use Permit or Hearing Waiver, CEQA applies unless Cat Exempt: can add conditions  CUP- Conditional Use Permit- noticed before Planning Commission; CEQA, can add conditions MIXED LIGHT CULTIVATION
  14. 14. SUPPORT USES
  15. 15. LAND USE State License Type IndustrialPark LimitedUrban Industrial HeavyIndustrial LimitedRuralIndustrial CommercialOffice Neighborhood Commercial RetailBusinessand Services GeneralCommercial LimitedCommercial MP M1 M2 M3 CO C1 C2 C3 LC Testing/Laboratories 8 MUP MUP MUP MUP — — — CUP CUP Manufacturing Level 1 - nonvolatile solvents 6 MUP MUP MUP MUP — — — — — Level 2 - volatile solvents 7 — — — — — — — — — Dispensary/Retail Sales Storefront and Delivery 10 — — — — — CUP CUP — CUP Dispensaries 10A — — — — — CUP CUP — CUP Distribution Facilities 11 MUP MUP MUP — — — — — — Transportation Facilities 12 MUP MUP MUP — — — — — —  CUP- Conditional Use Permit- noticed before Planning Commission; CEQA, can add conditions  2 Within existing previously developed areas or legally established structures built (finaled) prior to January 1, 2016 MIXED LIGHT CULTIVATION
  16. 16. Personal Cultivation
  17. 17. Personal Cultivation  100 sq. ft. per residence  6 plant limit on nonmedical (Prop 64)  No outdoor in multi-family, R2, R3  Landlord approval required  Shall not be visible Medical- No Plant Limit Recreational- 6 Plant Max 10 feet 10feet
  18. 18. COUNTY ORDINANCES HEALTH ORDINANCES  Applies to dispensary or edible cannabis product manufacturing sites  Health and safety, advertising, packaging
  19. 19. COUNTY ORDINANCES TAX ORDINANCES  Voter approved  Tax on commercial cultivation  Tax on all other cannabis businesses:  Manufacturing  Distribution  Retail  Dispensaries
  20. 20. 20 Education TA Workshop Series – Dirt To Dispensary 1. Sonoma County Cannabis Program Overview 2. Cultivation 101 3. Ordinance Standards and BMP Compliance 4. Water and Wastewater 5. Cultivation Infrastructure 6. Manufacturing 7. Dispensaries 8. Energy 9. Taxation 10. Security
  21. 21. Sonomacounty.ca.gov/Cannabis • Events • New postings • Sign up for updates
  22. 22. SONOMA COUNTY CANNABIS WORKING GROUP Members  Agricultural Commissioner  County Administrator  County Counsel  Permit Sonoma  Economic Development Board  Environmental Health Tasks  Discuss policy  Discuss ordinance implementation  Phase 2
  23. 23. HOW ARE WE DOING?  29 complete applications submitted  20 outdoor applications  12 are 10,000 sq. ft. or less  8 are at or near one acre  3 manufacturing applications  1 distribution facility application  3 mixed light greenhouse applications  all 10,000 sq. ft.  2 indoor applications  One is 22,000 sq. ft.  One is small  Expect to issue first ZP in next 30-60 days  Code Enforcement: 206 current cannabis cases (10 new complaints per week)
  24. 24. New Industry Events At County Fairgrounds…  Emerald Cup honors the best Northern California cannabis farmers 24
  25. 25. County wineries and craft breweries ponder possibility of pairing wine and brews with cannabis 25
  26. 26. New business opportunities valued in the millions of dollars 26
  27. 27. Packaging and distribution 27
  28. 28. Edibles market for medicinal and recreational uses 28
  29. 29. Sonoma State University launches professional cannabis business series 29 “SSU positioning itself to train and professionalize the accompanying workforce” says dean of Extended Education.
  30. 30. Medicinal uses to treat pain and other health related conditions 30
  31. 31. The End

×