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File #: 2018-5200 (90 minutes)   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 3/6/2018
Title: Recommendation to Approve the Implementing Regulations Governing a Request for Proposals Process for Allocating Limited Privilege to Apply for a Cannabis Business Permit and the Request for Proposals. (City Manager 1010) [Not heard on February 20, 2018]
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Request for Proposals for Cannabis Business Operators Permit, 2. Exhibit 2 - Marijuana Crime Data, 3. Exhibit 3 - School District Suspension and Expulsion Rates, 4. Exhibit 4 - Implementation Regulation, 5. Presentation, 6. Presentation - REVISED
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Recommendation to Approve the Implementing Regulations Governing a Request for Proposals Process for Allocating Limited Privilege to Apply for a Cannabis Business Permit and the Request for Proposals. (City Manager 1010) [Not heard on February 20, 2018]
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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: Jill Keimach, City Manager

Re: Recommendation to Approve the Implementing Regulations Governing a Request for Proposals Process for Allocating Limited Privilege to Apply for a Cannabis Business Permit and the Request for Proposals

BACKGROUND

On November 1, 2016, the City Council approved a referral directing staff to study updated regulations for, and potential taxation of, commercial cannabis activities. On July 5, 2017, a second referral related to cannabis business activities was approved by the City Council. The July 5 referral directed staff to propose regulations to permit convenient and safe cannabis businesses in Alameda including dispensaries, cultivation, manufacturing, and purity and potency testing laboratories and quality control facilities.

On September 5, 2017, the City Council held a public meeting to review draft amendments to the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC) to implement the Council referrals. On October 21, 2017, the City Council held a special public meeting to continue review and discussion of the proposed amendments. At that meeting, the Council requested a series of changes to the draft amendments and directed staff to prepare final ordinances incorporating those changes for adoption.

At the City Council's request, as part of the October 21 special meeting, staff presented summary data for marijuana-related arrests over the last twenty years. At that meeting, City Council requested that all of the data provided (race/ethnicity, geographic location, resident/non-resident) be broken down to facilitate a more detailed analysis of the data.

Council also requested that staff work with the Alameda Unified School Dist...

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