NEVADA CITY, Calif. May 8, 2012 - The Nevada County BOS adopted two ordinances regulating the cultivation of marijuana, both indoor and outdoors. The urgency ordinance and the regular ordinance passed by a 4-1 vote, with Terry Lamphier voting No.
In a very emotional finale, supervisors adopted both ordinances, to boos and other outburst of the public. While seeming to lean towards more relaxed standards during public testimony, supervisors finally decided that they had to pass some sort of regulation and voted. The ordinances may be revisited at a later date, but for now they stand as printed below.
Americans for Safe Access may file an injunction on the urgency ordinance as early as tomorrow, but it may not be enough to calm tempers. Shouts of "Vote them out!" were heard after another long meeting.
Some changes were made from the draft brought to the BOS:
Outdoor Living Area” means any patio, deck, barbecue, sitting area, dining area, pool, hot tub, enclosed yard or other outdoor space or amenity which is designed and/or used for outdoor living and entertainment.
Premises located within any area zoned primarily for rural uses (e.g., AG, AE,FR, or TPZ) shall be limited to the following:
a. Premises with a gross area of less than two acres shall be limited to 100 contiguous square feet of Indoor Cultivation area or 150 contiguous square feet of Outdoor Cultivation area.
b. Premises with a gross area of two acres but less than five acres shall be limited to 300 contiguous square feet of Outdoor Cultivationarea or 100 contiguous square feet of Indoor Cultivation area.
c. Premises with a gross area of five acres but less than ten acres shall be limited to 400 contiguous square feet of Outdoor Cultivationarea or 100 contiguous square feet of Indoor Cultivation area.
d. Premises with a gross area of ten acres but less than twenty acresshall be limited to 600 contiguous square feet of OutdoorCultivation area or 100 contiguous square feet of Indoor Cultivation area.
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