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Public hearing Feb. 5 on extension of Poulsbo’s marijuana zoning laws

January 17th, 2014 at Fri, 17th, 2014 at 12:18 pm by rwalker

The Poulsbo City Council will hear public testimony on Feb. 5, 7:15 p.m. on a proposed six-month extension of interim zoning regulations for marijuana-related businesses.

The public hearing will be in the Poulsbo City Hall council chambers, 200 NE Moe St.

The city issued this notice Jan. 17:

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In response to recent amendments to RCW 69.50 as the result of the passage of I-502, and in response to the establishment of medical marijuana collective gardens under RCW 69.51A, the Poulsbo City Council adopted interim regulations on August 14, 2013, to assign zoning districts and provide zoning regulations for medical marijuana collective gardens and for producers, processors and retailers of marijuana.

RCW 35A.63.220 and 36.70.390 provide that a city may adopt interim zoning regulations as long as a public hearing is held within 60 days after adoption. Pursuant to the statutes cited, the Poulsbo City Council held a public hearing on September 11, 2013 and continued to September 18, 2013, in order to take public input on the interim regulations. The City Council did not change the interim zoning regulations adopted on August 14, 2013, and [the interim zoning regulations] have been in place since then.

A public hearing is scheduled for February 5, 2014 to extend the interim zoning regulations for marijuana related activities for a period of up to six months in order for the City to continue the appropriate zoning ordinance amendment process for the interim zoning regulations to be adopted permanently and codified into the City’s Zoning Ordinance. A work program has been established in conjunction with the extension for the codification of the interim zoning regulations.

Additional Information: The public hearing will provide an opportunity for public comment before the Poulsbo City Council. Additionally, the public may comment in writing. Written comments may be submitted to the Poulsbo City Clerk at 200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo, WA [98370] or in person at City Hall.

All interested people are invited to attend the hearing. If you are unable to attend the hearing, your written comments, received no later than the date and time scheduled for the hearing, will be given careful consideration by the City Council and made a part of the record.

THE CITY OF POULSBO STRIVES TO PROVIDE ACCESSIBLE MEETINGS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE AT (360) 394-9880 AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE MEETING IF ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS MEETING.

 

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