95959 | 04/25/2019 | Ad id: 4-0000413314

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Supervisors' Chambers, First Floor, Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider the following project: ORD18-2; EIR18-0001; NEVADA COUNTY COMMERCIAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION ORDINANCE. A public hearing to consider an Ordinance amendment to Chapter II of the Land Use and Development Code adding Section L-II 3.30 for the Nevada County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance (NCCO) drafted to be consistent with state law and to enable a procedure for the cultivation of cannabis within all unincorporated areas within the County. The proposed NCCO has been drafted pursuant to the authority granted by Article XI, Section 7 of the California Constitution, Health and Safety Code section 11362.83, and Government Code Section 25845. The proposed NCCO would be adopted to replace and repeal the existing cannabis regulations in the Nevada County Land Use and Development Code (Development Code under Title 2, Chapter IV, Article 5 Cannabis Cultivation). The proposed NCCO details new County-specific regulations to address the licensing of cannabis cultivation activities only in the unincorporated areas of the County. The Ordinance includes other amendments to Chapter II of the Land Use and Development Code including the Land Use Tables and Administrative Hearing process. In addition to the ordinance amendments, consideration and adoption of the Final Environmental Impact Report, Mitigation Monitoring Program and CEQA Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations (EIR18-0001, SCH#2018082023) prepared by Kimley-Horn and Associates. PROJECT LOCATION: Countywide. RECOMMENDED ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINATION: Recommend adoption of the Environmental Impact Report including Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program and CEQA Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations. RECOMMENDED PROJECT ACTION: Recommend public hearing and discussion of the Ordinance and Final EIR and continue final action for adoption of the Nevada County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance and certification of Final EIR (EIR18-0001, SCH#2018082023) to May 14, 2019. STAFF: Brian Foss, Director of Planning. Documents pertaining to the proposed Ordinance (ORD18-2 and EIR18-0001, SCH#2018082023) are available for public review and consideration at the following locations: at the Clerk of the Board's Office, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 200, Nevada City, CA 95959; and the Nevada County Planning Department, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170, Nevada City, CA 95959. You have the right to attend the Board of Supervisor's public hearing to discuss the above matters, provide oral testimony and comment, and/or submit written materials regarding the potential actions. Any person wishing to offer testimony on this matter should appear at the public hearing or may submit written comments (an original and 8 copies) to the Clerk of the Board at or prior to the scheduled public hearing. The Board Chairperson may place reasonable restrictions on the time allowed to any person to speak on these matters. Any person speaking on behalf of an organization or group who wishes additional time must have a written statement signed by an officer of that organization stating that he/she is authorized to speak on behalf of that body, and that he/she is relaying the majority thinking thereof. If you challenge the Board of Supervisors determinations or decisions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at, or prior to, the public hearing. NEVADA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS By: Julie Patterson Hunter, Clerk of the Board Publish: April 25, 2019 Ad#413314