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File #: 19-148    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Item Status: Passed
File created: 3/12/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 4/1/2019 Final action: 4/1/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Public Hearing - Adoption of Resolution Identifying Sites Meeting the Definition of "School" per City of Merced Cannabis Regulations REPORT IN BRIEF Identifies locations meeting the definition of "school" per the direction of City Council in its approval of Ordinance 2498, which modifies the Zoning Ordinance pertaining to cannabis businesses. Locations identified in this Resolution are the only sites to be considered "schools" for the purpose of locating cannabis businesses; cannabis dispensaries must be more than 1,000 feet from schools and non-dispensary cannabis businesses must be more than 600 feet from schools. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2019-12, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California establishing the City's official list of schools in accordance with the Merced Cannabis Regulations.
Attachments: 1. LIST OF SCHOOLS 3-25.pdf, 2. MAP OF Schools in City of Merced 3-25-2019.pdf, 3. LIST OF SITES NOT RECOMMENDED BY STAFF.pdf, 4. Draft Resolution.pdf, 5. Staff Presentation

Report Prepared by: Michael Hren, Principal Planner, Development Services Dept.

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SUBJECT: Public Hearing - Adoption of Resolution Identifying Sites Meeting the Definition of "School" per City of Merced Cannabis Regulations

REPORT IN BRIEF
Identifies locations meeting the definition of "school" per the direction of City Council in its approval of Ordinance 2498, which modifies the Zoning Ordinance pertaining to cannabis businesses. Locations identified in this Resolution are the only sites to be considered "schools" for the purpose of locating cannabis businesses; cannabis dispensaries must be more than 1,000 feet from schools and non-dispensary cannabis businesses must be more than 600 feet from schools.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion approving Resolution 2019-12, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California establishing the City's official list of schools in accordance with the Merced Cannabis Regulations.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve the Resolution, as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve the Resolution, subject to modification by City Council (identify specific items to be amended in the motion); or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to staff for reconsideration of specific items (to be addressed in the motion); or,
5. Continue to a future City Council meeting (date and time to be specified in the motion).

AUTHORITY
Ordinance 2498 of the City Council of the City of Merced indicates that "schools" shall be determined at the sole discretion of the City Council.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
Not applicable.

DISCUSSION
At the City Council meeting of March 18, 2019, the City Council approved the second reading of Ordinance 2498, in which the definition of "school" was updated. This definition indicates that the City Council has the sole discretion of determining what constitutes a "school" for the purposes of locating cannabis businesses; cannabis dispensaries must be more than 1,000 feet from schools and non-dispensary can...

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