Commercial Cannabis Public Process

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The City Council went thru a process of developing a Permanent Commercial Cannabis Ordinance. On November 1, 2017, the City Council extended the moratorium it had previously enacted in late 2016 to all commercial cannabis land uses. The ordinance was extended for nine months. During this final extension period for the moratorium, staff promptly began the process for enacting a permanent, regulatory ordinance. The City held (2) public workshops, produced a survey, hired a cannabis consultant and provided updates every other month at council meetings.

On Tuesday, May 22, the City Council introduced an ordinance establishing a new Cannabis Business (CB) Zoning Overlay District and accompanying text amending Title 9, Chapter 5 of the Antioch Municipal Code, thereby creating new provisions for the consideration of cannabis businesses in the City of Antioch. This ordinance provides areas in the City of Antioch where individuals may apply for a City Council Use Permit to establish a Cannabis Business. Each new Cannabis Business must be located at least 600’ from a school, City park, or residential district and must meet specific findings for approval. The ordinance is expected to take effect around July 31, 2018. The CB Zoning Overlay District generally includes the industrial/commercial areas between the San Joaquin River and East 18th Street and the Verne Roberts Circle area. The map of the approved CB Zoning Overlay District is shown below. The City Council’s second and final reading of the Ordinance occurred on June 26, 2018. In addition, staff intends to bring Cannabis Guidelines to the City Council for review and approval in August 2018. These guidelines will express the City’s expectations for future applicants about the operation of cannabis businesses and will offer staff, the Planning Commission, and City Council a basis for reviewing applications. Questions about the Cannabis Ordinance can be directed to the Community Development, Planning Division at (925) 779-7035 or visit City Hall 2nd floor.

City Council

June 26th, 2018
PUBLIC HEARING - ITEM E. 2ND READING – CANNABIS BUSINESS (CB) ZONING OVERLAY DISTRICT ORDINANCE (INTRODUCED ON 05/22/18) ORD. NO. 2143-C-S ADOPTED, 3/2 (WRIGHT, OGORCHOCK) RECOMMENDED ACTION: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE CITY COUNCIL ADOPT THE ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 9, CHAPTER 5 OF THE ANTIOCH MUNICIPAL CODE (ZONING ORDINANCE) ESTABLISHING A CANNABIS BUSINESS (CB) ZONING OVERLAY AND ACCOMPANYING TEXT.

May 22nd, 2018
Public Hearing – Item 4. 1st Reading INTRODUCE ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 9, CHAPTER 5 OF THE ANTIOCH MUNICIPAL CODE (ZONING ORDINANCE) ESTABLISHING A CANNABIS BUSINESS (CB) ZONING OVERLAY AND ACCOMPANYING TEXT

Planning Commission

May 2nd, 2018
Item 3. NEW PUBLIC HEARING Cannabis Ordinance – The Community Development Department has recommended amendments to Chapter 5 of Title 9 of the Antioch Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) to create a Cannabis Business (CB) Overlay District within the City of Antioch. The amendments would establish an overlay zoning district wherein an applicant could apply for a Use Permit from the City Council to operate a cannabis business. The amendment will also include applicable definitions, setback requirements, and procedures.

Updates to City Council

March 27th, 2018
Item 3. -  Update to the City Council regarding Development of Permanent Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

February 13th, 2018
Presentations - Presentation by the Economic Development Commission Chairperson Keith Archuleta – Cannabis Update

Community Meetings

Special City Council Meeting/Workshops have been scheduled (below). This is the community’s opportunity to come and learn about Prop 64, ask questions, and how this use will be allowed in Antioch. There will be City maps, and an interactive chart to gather your information.

2nd Workshop: Saturday May 5th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Downtown at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center
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1st Workshop: Saturday March 24th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Southeast at the Prewett Community Center
Agenda & Presentation