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BOS Meetings re: Medical Marijuana Ordinances


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Below is a synopsis of relevant Board of Supervisors Meetings in reverse chronological order.
We encourage all to view the public input segments

BOS Meeting - 1-24-2017
Agenda
Item 4.04 - An Ordinance Creating Butte County Code Section 34C Entitled Nonmedical Marijuana Ordinance - Staff Report
Item 4.05 - Annual Report for 2016 Medical Marijuana Cultivation Regulation Code Enforcement Program - Staff Report

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  • 1:25:30 - Agenda Item 4.04 - An Ordinance Creating Butte County Code Section 34C Entitled Nonmedical Marijuana Ordinance
  • 1:37:34 - Public Input for item 4.04
  • 2:10:45 - Board Discussion for item 4.04 including motion to adopt amended ordinance
  • 2:34:25 - Agenda Item 4.05 - Annual Report for 2016 Medical Marijuana Cultivation Regulation Code Enforcement Program
  • 2:46:40 - Public Input for item 4.05
  • 2:55:50 - End of item 4.05

BOS Meeting -12-6-2016
Item 4.02.A - Discussion of the local impact of CA Proposition 64's passage
Agenda
Staff Report on Item 4.02 - Proposition 64 Impact
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  • 2:00:35 - Agenda Item 4.02.A - Staff Legislative/Financial Update - general overview of impact of county, state, federal elections
  • 2:07:15 - Staff discussion on Prop 64 impact
  • 2:11:50 - Board/Staff discussion about Prop 64 impact
  • 2:27:50 - Public Comments
  • 2:47:30 - End of Public Comments - end of topic

BOS Meeting - 9-27-2016
Discussion of the local impact of Measure L and Proposition 64
Agenda
Staff Report on Item 5.05 - Measure L/Prop 64 Impact
PowerPoint Slide Deck on Item 5.05 - Measure L/Prop 64 Impact

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  • 37:25 - Agenda Item 5.01 - Proposed Restrictive Butane Resale ordinance (Honea/Ramsey)
  • 48:30 - Public Input on BHO Ordinance
  • 1:09:50 - Agenda Item 5.05 - Impact report on Measure L/Prop 64 - staff
  • 1:42:15 - Public input on Measure L/Prop 64
  • 1:52:55 - BOS discussion on Measure L/Prop 64

BOS Meeting - Mar 8, 2016
Concerning Measures G and H put onto the ballot in response to referendums against two Marijuana ordinance ammendments.
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BOS Meeting - Jan 12, 2016
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  • 2:37:00 Agenda items 5.03 A,B,C - Measure A 2015 Enforcement results; proposed amendment to Ordinance; proposed amendment to Right to Farm code
  • 3:35:40 - Public Input

Agenda
Agenda Item 5.03B Staff Report - An Ordinance Amending Butte County Code Section 34A entitled "Restrictions on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana"
Agenda Item 5.03C Staff Report - An Ordinance Amending Butte County Code Section 35-5 of the Butte County Code entitled "Right to Farm Ordinance""

BOS Meeting - November 10, 2015
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Agenda

  • 00:39:30 - Agenda item 5.02 - Presentation on Proposed Statewide Regulatory Framework for Medical Marijuana

BOS Meeting - October 27, 2015
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  • 00:19:10 - Agenda item 4.02 - Update on Enforcement of Medical Marijuana Cultivation Restrictions

BOS Meeting - September 15, 2015
Measure A Enforcement Update as of 9-15-2015
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  • 00:30:00 - Non-agenda item - Paul Hahn speaks about recent CA legislation regarding Med MJ regulation and it's potential impact on Butte Co.
  • 00:32:10 - Agenda item 4.02 - Update on Enforcement of Medical Marijuana Cultivation Restrictions

BOS Meeting - August 11, 2015
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  • 00:12:40 - Agenda item 4.02 Update on Enforcement of Medical Marijuana Cultivation Restrictions

BOS Meeting - June 23, 2015
Media Coverage:
(VIDEO) Measure A: 6 months of Butte County's new marijuana rules Action News 6-23-2015
Number of Measure A marijuana grow cases rises to 512 ChicoER 6-24-2015
Official: Public reporting leading to more marijuana cases KRCR-TV 6-23-2015
Measure A: 6 months of Butte Countys new marijuana rules ActionNews 6-23-2015

Agenda
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  • 00:04:10 - Agenda item 4.02 Update on Enforcement of Medical Marijuana Cultivation Restrictions

BOS Meeting - May 5, 2015
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  • 00:01:32 - Agenda item 4.02 Update on Enforcement of Medical Marijuana Cultivation Restrictions

BOS Meeting - Dec 9, 2014
Media Coverage:
Butte County Board of Sups approve Measure A budget ActionNews 12-9-2014
Butte board approved funding for pot garden rules enforcement ChicoER 12-9-2014

Agenda
Agenda Excerpt below:
4.07 Budget Adjustment for Code Enforcement - Measure A Restrictions on the Cultivation of Medical Marijuana - Measure A was approved by Butte County voters on November 4, 2014 by a 60 percent vote (unofficial results). With the changes approved by Measure A, including reduction on grow area and removing the limitations on who qualifies to report a violation, the Development Services Department expects a significant increase in reported violations and the related code enforcement activity. With an effective date of January 8, 2015, the department proposes the following program: 1) Public outreach and education (website improvement, brochures, outreach to businesses, public service announcements, outdoor and possibly billboard advertising); 2) Online complaint form submittal app for iPhones/android phones; 3) Quick response to reports of violation (report intake, inspection and verification of violation); and 4) Efficient enforcement action (citations, nuisance abatement process, removal of the violation, lien property with abatement costs). To implement these programs, the department needs additional staff, equipment/vehicles, and outside contracts through the current fiscal year. At this time, the additional funding needed for the program is $446,500. It should be noted that the cost might be higher if code enforcement activities are higher than originally anticipated. A breakdown of these costs is provided in the staff report - action requested - APPROVE BUDGET ADJUSTMENT USING $446,500 FROM GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION FOR CONTINGENCIES (4/5 vote required). (Development Services)
Staff report for Agenda Item 4.07
Powerpoint Presentation for Agenda Item 4.07
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  • 2:25:38 - Agenda item 4.07- Budget Adjustment for Measure A Code Enforcement
  • 2:54:10 - Public Input
  • 3:19:55 - Board Discussion/Vote - Approved 5 to 0

BOS Meeting - Nov 18, 2014
Agenda
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  • 00:05:20 - Paul Hahn (CAO) - administrative impact of Measure A adoption, early steps being taken

BOS Meeting - April 22, 2014
Agenda
Staff Report
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  • 2:08:40 - Presentation of Petition Results - Candace Grubbs; ordinance is suspended
  • 2:10:30 - Public input
  • 2:50:45 - Board discussion
  • 3:00:40 - Unanimous decision to put ordinance 4075 on November ballot

Butte County Medical Marijuana Ordinance to be on November Ballot ActionNews 4-22-2014
Supervisors decide to put to pot growing regulations to a vote OrovilleMR 4-22-2014

BOS Meeting Mar 25, 2014
Agenda
Staff Report - Item 4.05, Medical Marijuana

Staff is recommending opposition to SB 1262 (Corea) This is sponsored by the California Police Chiefs Association, co-sponsored by The League of California Citites

BOS Meeting Feb 11, 2014
Agenda
Staff Report This includes the strike-out and final versions of the ordinance.
Butte pot growing ordinance gets final OK OrovilleMR 2-11-2014
Butte County Adopts Stricter Medical Marijuana Ordinance Action news 2-11-2014
Butte gets stricter pot growing rulesOrovilleMR 2-12-2014
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The ordinance goes into effect March 11, 2014 unless:
The growers obtain approx 7600 signatures on the referendum within 30 days. If they do, then the ordinance gets suspended and reverts to the prior ordinance as adopted Dec 2013, until the initiative is voted on in November.

BOS Meeting Jan 28, 2014
Agenda
Another Unanimous Vote of Approval for More Restrictive Medical Marijuana Ordinance Action News 1-28-2014
Butte board expects stricter pot rules to face public vote OrovilleMR 1-28-2014
Medical marijuana rules tightened by Butte Board of Supervisors KRCR 1-28-2014
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  • 1:09:50 - Staff discussion and review
  • 1:20:20 - Public input
  • 2:32:40 - Board discussion, second approval of stricter ordinance

BOS Meeting Jan 14, 2014
This is the meeting where the major changes were debated and decided!
Butte supervisors move to tighten pot garden rules OrovilleMR Article
Agenda & Staff report
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  • 2:36:30 - Presentation of comprehensive staff report on other counties, state, nation re: Medical Marijuana laws
  • 3:08:30 - Sheriff/District Attorney representation on local situation from law-enforcement perspective; pot usage stats, garden sizes & yields discussed
  • 3:33.30 - Public Input
  • 5:06.30 - Board discussion
  • 5:33:20 - Motion approved to adopt much stricter grow limits based on "glass box" 50/100/150 sq ft depending on parcel size; remove proximity requirement for complaints

BOS Meeting Dec 10th, 2013
Agenda
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  • Second approval of 3 changes
  • Directed staff to produce comprehensive report for Consideration in January

BOS Meeting Nov 12, 2013
Agenda
Staff Report - Agenda Item 5.03 See summary table on pg. 3)
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  • Discussed two sets of ammendments, "A" and "B" - see Staff report
  • Voted to accept the 3 proposed changes ("Amendment B") mainly requiring legal residence & improvements
  • Did not change plant counts or remove 1500 ft proximity requirement for complaints

BOS Meeting Oct 22, 2013
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  • 1:31:36- Reviewed status of Marijuna Grow Ordinance for the growing season of 2013.
  • 2:07:30 - Public Input followed by Sheriff Jerry Smith
  • 3:53:20 - Board Discussion

Butte medical marijuana garden rules could tighten OrovilleMR 10-22-2013 - Good summary