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The City Council of Half Moon Bay invites interested community members to its next meeting, for a discussion around potential options and a plan for developing local regulations related to commercial cannabis. Tuesday, November 21 - NOTE 6 PM START TIME
For Immediate ReleaseNovember 13, 2017
Contact:Matthew ChidesterDeputy City Manager650-726-8272
HALF MOON BAY, CA – The City Council of Half Moon Bay invites interested community members to its next meeting, for a discussion around options and a plan for developing local regulations related to commercial cannabis.
City Council MeetingTuesday, November 21, 2017
NOTE SPECIAL START TIME: 6 PM
Ted Adcock Community Center
535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay
At this City Council meeting, staff will provide an update on evolving state and county regulations, and the City’s activities concerning possible commercial cannabis activity in Half Moon Bay. Potential options and a plan for how the City may move forward in developing an ordinance to address this issue will also be presented for discussion. Spanish translation will be available at this meeting.
Recognizing the great interest in this issue throughout the Half Moon Bay community, this City Council meeting will begin at 6 pm instead of the usual time. The earlier start time will allow more time for public comment on this issue, in anticipation that a significant number of community members and other stakeholders will be attending.
Currently, only personal cultivation and use of cannabis is allowed in the City and only in accordance with state regulations. All commercial cannabis activities are currently prohibited in Half Moon Bay.
Since personal use of cannabis became legal in California a year ago, Half Moon Bay has held several public meetings and workshops on this issue, gaining community input and feedback from all sides of the issue. As a result, the City Council determined that it was most prudent and practical to continue the discussion and exploration, and gain a more complete understanding of the issues and community sentiment before moving forward with an ordinance. The November 21 City Council discussion is a continuation of that effort.
Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 12,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City’s website is www.hmbcity.com.