1 June 2, 2011
PARADISE PLANNING COMMISSIONSpecial Meeting - June 2, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.Paradise Town Council Chambers5555 Skyway, Paradise, CAM I N U T E SCALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Johns at 6:04 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAROLL CALL
Present at roll call were Commissioners Bolin, Grossberger, Jones, Woodhouse and ChairmanJohns. Community Development Director Baker, Town Manager Rough and Town AttorneyMoore were also present.
Consider adopting a resolution recommending Town Council adoption of a proposedordinance relating to restricting medical marijuana cultivation, processing, and distribution.The proposed ordinance provides, among other things, as follows:1. Qualified patients or primary caregivers would be allowed to cultivate no more than 50square feet of medical marijuana within a residential zoning district, in a rear or sideyard with certain setbacks from adjacent properties.2. Indoor cultivation by qualified patients or primary caregivers in a residential zoningdistrict would be allowed only with a permit issued by the Planning Director based onspecific criteria.3. All marijuana cultivated on residential property would be for the personal use of thequalified patient residing on the property.4. Cooperative/collective medical marijuana cultivation, processing and distributionfacilities would be allowed only in the Industrial Services (IS) Zoning District with a permitissued by the Planning Director based on specific criteria and operating standards relating tosuch facilities. The hours of operation would be limited to 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The permit would be renewed annually and nontransferable.5. The permit for a cooperative/collective would be subject to revocation after a hearing before the Planning Director, which could be appealed to the Town Manager.Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3),the proposed ordinance is exempt from environmental review because there is no possibilitythat its adoption will have a significant effect on the environment.Community Development Director Baker informed the Commissioners that the Draft MedicalMarijuana Ordinance was provided to the public and the Planning Commissioners on May 19