Pot cultivation rules go before council

PROPOSED regulations on the cultivation of marijuana go before the Westminster City Council on Wednesday.

Two meetings are planned this week for the Westminster City Council.

The first, scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 8200 Westminster Blvd., will include a proposed agreement with CityNet for homelessness services for 2017-18 in the amount of $90,000.

Also, the council will consider potential regulations for indoor cannabis (marijuana plant) cultivation. The city has already prohibited all “pot” activity in the city except for the personal use and indoor cultivation of up to six plants inside a home.

The proposed regulations regarding cultivation could include:

  • requiring a permit and payment of a permit fee
  • prohibit cultivation where a minor has access
  • preventing odors to affect neighboring properties
  • authorizing city inspections.

On Thursday at 10:30 a.m. the council will meet it its conference room to discuss plans for civic center development. In July the council approved a nine-month exclusive negotiating agreement with the Sheldon Group of Newport Beach to conceive a plan for a thoroughly renovated complex on the 8.32-acre site on Westminster Boulevard at All American Way.

The Civic Center currently includes the city hall, council chamber, senior center and community services center, police facility and West Justice Center court complex. Adjacent to the site are the Rose Center Theater, a satellite campus of Coastline Community College, the Westminster branch library and the Sid Goldstein Freedom Park.


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