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File #: 15-463    Version: 1 Name: Medical Cannabis Dispensary Operator Selection
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 9/8/2015 Final action: 9/8/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for the City Manager's Recommendation to the City Council Regarding the Selection of a Medical Cannabis Dispensary Operator, Issuance of the Medical Cannabis Dispensary Permit and Establishment of the $60,000 Annual Permit Fee
Sponsors: Chris Zapata
Attachments: 1. HSL Phase II and Phase III Public Application.pdf, 2. ICF Proposal and Amendment_PR.pdf, 3. Cole Memo.pdf
Related files: 15-467, 15-464
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Staff Report for the City Manager's Recommendation to the City Council Regarding the Selection of a Medical Cannabis Dispensary Operator, Issuance of the Medical Cannabis Dispensary Permit and Establishment of the $60,000 Annual Permit Fee

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The City Manager recommends that the City Council award the medical cannabis dispensary permit to Harborside San Leandro, adopt the resolution and conditions of approval written into said permit, and that the City Council adopt the resolution establishing the annual medical cannabis dispensary permit fee, to be set at $60,000.

BACKGROUND

Medical cannabis is a policy issue that has undergone substantial public debate in San Leandro, and for which the City Council has rendered various policy decisions going back to 2010. Below is a summary of some key milestones:

October 4, 2010: City Council passed an Interim Urgency Ordinance Prohibiting Consideration and Approval of Use Permits, Variances, Building Permits, Start of New Construction, or Other Entitlements for Any Establishment or Operation of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Marijuana Cultivation Facilities, or Other Land Uses that Could Be Proposed Should Proposition 19 Be Approved by Voters for a Forty-Five Day Period

November 15, 2010: City Council extended the Interim Urgency Ordinance to October 1, 2011.

May 16, 2011: City Council heard and did not pass an ordinance that would prohibit the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in the City. The moratorium continued in effect.

September 6, 2011: City Council extended the Interim Urgency Ordinance an additional 12 months, to September 30, 2012

June 15, 2012: City Council Approved at First Reading an ordinance prohibiting the establishment and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries with a sunset date.

July 2, 2012: City Council tabled discussion and action at Second Reading of an ordinance prohibiting the establishment and...

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