Supply: Metropolis of Goleta
The Metropolis of Goleta will likely be interesting the County of Santa Barbara’s approval of a hashish cultivation undertaking situated simply outdoors of the Metropolis’s limits close to the Winchester Canyon Street neighborhood. Santa Barbara County has allow authority over business hashish operations throughout the County’s unincorporated space and, on September 16, 2021, accepted the White Mild Hashish Cultivation Challenge. The undertaking requires the event of 17 acres of nursery and out of doors hashish cultivation, processing and distribution on a property zoned for agricultural use (AG-ll-100) at 222 Winchester Canyon Street, 0.5 miles outdoors of Metropolis limits. The choice comes after the Metropolis has repeatedly expressed its considerations concerning the undertaking and notified the County that the Metropolis would attraction the choice, if it was accepted with out addressing the Metropolis’s considerations.
Mayor Paula Perotte mentioned, “The County has not addressed our considerations surrounding the undertaking previous to the undertaking being accepted. A hashish cultivation undertaking has no place close to a residential neighborhood with out satisfactory safeguards and environmental overview.”
The Metropolis’s main considerations relate to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) hazards recognized to happen within the effectively water within the space, the shortage of an H2S Security Plan, an insufficient Odor Abatement Plan referring to hashish odors, and inadequate environmental overview as required by the California Environmental High quality Act. Extra detailed details about these considerations may be discovered on the Metropolis web site at https://www.cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/planning-and-environmental-review/county-cannabis-permitting.
Events against the undertaking have till 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021, to file an attraction. For added details about the undertaking and the attraction course of, contact the County’s undertaking planner Christopher Schmuckal at [email protected] or (805) 568-3510.
County guidelines permits ten (10) days to attraction the allow from the date of allow approval. The Metropolis’s attraction will likely be heard by the County Planning Fee together with every other appeals at a future date to be decided. The County Planning Fee’s overview is de novo, which means it will get to think about the info and allow findings anew, with out deference to the staff-level resolution.
Pictured: Challenge Location Map