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File #: 21-469    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/19/2021 In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action:
Title: 10:00 A.M. - PUBLIC HEARING - Discussion and Consideration of Appeal to Board of Supervisors, AB 21-01 for Major Use Permit, UP 20-22 and IS / MND 20-25, “We Grow LLC”
Sponsors: Community Development
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A1_Vicinity Map, 2. Exhibit A2_Appeal AB 21-01 Packet, 3. Exhibit A3_Planning Commission Material April 22, 2021, 4. Exhibit A4_Planning Commission Minutes April 22, 2021, 5. Exhibit A5_Initial Study_Mitigated Negative Declaration IS 20-25, 6. Exhibit A6_Proposed Conditions of Approval, 7. Exhibit A7_New Public Comments, 8. PublicComment_DanLevine, 9. PublicComment_ScottNagelson, 10. PublicComment_MarySullivan&JeffGraham, 11. PublicComment_RichardThomas, 12. PublicComment_DavidGonsalves, 13. PublicComment_JudyKauffman, 14. PublicComment_DeborahBainbridge, 15. BasesforAppealProvidedbyAppellant, 16. PublicComment_ChristineTaylor, 17. PublicComment_ElseAhlmann, 18. PublicComment_ThomasLaughlin, 19. PublicComment_DavisPalmer, 20. PublicComment_KathrynOsmun, 21. PublicComment_PaulVerhey, 22. PublicComment_JasonKrauss, 23. LetterfromPerryLaw, 24. CHPStolenPropertyPrelimReport, 25. Stolen Equipment 3.2020, 26. PublicComment_Carly Sherman, 27. PublicComment_Marty Aarreberg, 28. PublicComment_Kevin Makley, 29. PublicComment_Joan Makley, 30. PublicComment_Nikky Creager, 31. PublicComment_Katie Barriga, 32. IS Response_Jesse Cude, 33. PublicComment_Shannon Williams, 34. PublicComment_AmyJoMarks

Date: June 8, 2021

To: The Honorable Bruno Sabatier, Chair, Lake County Board of Supervisors

From: Scott De Leon, Interim Community Development Director
Eric Porter, Associate Planner

Subject: Discussion and Consideration of Appeal to Board of Supervisors, AB 21-01 for Major Use Permit, UP 20-22 and IS / MND 20-25, "We Grow LLC"

Exhibits: A1 - Vicinity Map
A2 - Appeal AB 21-01 Application Packet Submitted by Shadow Hills Subdivision
A3 - Planning Commission Material (April 22, 2021), Including Agency and
Original Public Comments
A4 - Planning Commission Minutes (April 22, 2021)
A5 - CEQA Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS 20-25)
A6 - Proposed Conditions of Approval
A7 - New Public Comments

Executive Summary: (include fiscal and staffing impact narrative):

I. Executive Summary

The appellants are appealing the decision to approve a commercial cannabis cultivation use permit and mitigated negative declaration approved by the Planning Commission at a hearing that occurred on April 22, 2021. This appeal is regarding the approval of Major Use Permit, UP 20-22 and an Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration, IS 20-25 to allow 400,405 sq. ft. commercial cannabis cultivation in 35 greenhouses on three parcels in the Hidden Valley Lake area.

II. Project Background

The project site is located on a small hill above Hidden Valley Lake development. The site takes access from Herrington Road, a small private road that terminates onto the subject site.

A Major Use Permit is required for this project pursuant to compliance with the General Plan, the Middletown Area Plan, and Articles 7, 27(at), and 51.4 of the Lake County Zoning Ordinance. The Review authority may only approve or conditionally approve a major use permit if all of the findings for approval listed in these Articles within the Zoning Ordinance and Plans are made.

Project Description

Applicant/Owner: "We Grow LLC"; Zarina Otchkova
Location: (Primary) 16...

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