Commissioner Gracious Palmer asks about where the library will be. Atty. John Kenny says it will be at the John Beaudet center. Costs keep them from moving both into city hall complex. Mortazavi adds the campus plan leaves room for expansion.
Mortazavi tells commissioners new graffiti ordinance, which adds enforcement measures. Also, council denied reducing commission to 5 seats. Commission chair Cherrel Kirkland says she likes having 7 seats and last meeting was first one she remembers that didn't have a quorum. Commissioner Gracious Palmer said she agrees.
Now comments from commissioners and then the concentrated cannabis facility.
And now we have the hearin on the marijuana facility.
Now an explanation from the clerk: basically, council still has to sign off on proposal and then 30 days before change to ordinance takes effect.
"It's not going to happen overnight and the applicant knows it," she says, referring to the the application's age (it came in in November)
She notes the ordinance permitting the facility allows only medical marijuana extraction facilities that use carbon dioxide. So no butane or explosive gases.
Now she's going over regulations the facility would have to adhere to, such as treating any wastewater. If the application is tentatively approved by council, applicant has to submit documents showing how it will comply with those regulations, she said.
Fire district will ask for periodic walk through a. Applicant would still need a building permit before she could move in.
Applicant, Sonia Brusch, gives short statement about being glad to be in "forward-looking" facility.
Gracious Palmer asks about second facility they own by the airport. Man, whose name I don't know but with Brusch, says they hope to open another non-volatile weed extraction facility there. In Redding.
Gracious asks about how do they (as a collective) get their product to clients. Either through delivery or sending them to the dispensary.
Darlene Brown says she's concerned because there are a lot of unknowns. Kenny says there are a lot of questions and unknowns, but many people are trying to get a head of the game and be ready to open when licenses start being issued.
Linda Beaver expresses reservations about SLC allowing one collective means more will come and many oppose it in town. Commissioner Gracious Palmer told her they need to show up and make their voices heard.
Commission approves 4-0 to send it to city council.
Ok talked with Brusch and biz partner Todd Green. They said they originally were thinking of opening an extraction facility in Redding but now don't plan to (they had been considering to open one but aren't)