Takes break on cannabis
The Plumas County Planning Commission continued to navigate through a telecommunications ordinance at its meeting June 7. The commission, still missing one member from District 2, has been tasked with establishing recommended ordinances and policies concerning the Plumas County General Plan.
The commission is usually made up of five citizens appointed by their district supervisors. However, according to the board of supervisors’ agenda for its meeting June 12, District 2 Supervisor Kevin Goss plans to appoint Harry Rogers, a cannabis farmer and president of the Plumas County Growers Coalition, to the commission.
The commission has been working on establishing a telecommunications ordinance for the county for over a year. After a long workshop process, Planning Director Randy Wilson said the document should be ready for board review by July.
The purpose of the telecommunications ordinance is to establish standards for the placement and design of telecommunications facilities, such as cell phone towers, throughout the county.
When the ordinance is approved, the Planning Commission will begin to review other projects. Over the past couple years, the Planning Department has been occupied with the development of the commercial cannabis ordinance. However, at the Board of Supervisor’s Special Meeting on May 31, the board voted to suspend the development of the county’s draft ordinance to free up time for the planning department to work on other aspects of the general plan.
Wilson said at the Planning Commission meeting that the commission will not review the cannabis ordinance until after the November 2018 election. There will be a cannabis ordinance initiative on that ballot, that if passed, will render the county’s cannabis ordinance obsolete.
“Which frees you up to work on other planning matters,” said Wilson.