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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SANTA FE COUNTY ON ORDINANCE NO. 2021-___, AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SANTA FE COUNTY SUSTAINABLE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE ("SLDC"), ORDINANCE NO. 2016-9, TO ENACT COMPREHENSIVE, COUNTYWIDE ZONING AND OTHER REGULATIONS FOR CANNABIS, INCLUDING CANNABIS ESTABLISHMENTS, OTHER CANNABIS BUSINESSES, AND PERSONAL CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION OF CANNABIS AND CANNABIS PRODUCTS; AMENDING AND RESTATING SECTIONS 10.6.2 AND 10.22 OF THE SLDC IN THEIR ENTIRETY; AND AMENDING APPENDIX A, PART 2, DEFINITIONS, OF THE SLDC TO DELETE AND ADD CANNABIS RELATED DEFINITIONS. Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners (Board) of Santa Fe County (County) will hold a public hearing on the above-titled ordinance that would amend the text of the Santa Fe County Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC), County Ordinance No. 2016-9, as amended, on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at 102 Grant Ave. Santa Fe NM, in the Board's Chambers. General Summary of Proposed Ordinance. The proposed ordinance would enact comprehensive, Countywide zoning and other regulations for commercial, medical, and personal cannabis activities, including, but not limited to, establishing the zoning districts in which cannabis establishments, cannabis consumption areas, and cannabis couriers may be located; hours of operation for cannabis retailers and cannabis consumption areas; minimum separation between cannabis establishments, cannabis consumption areas, and cannabis couriers and daycares and schools; minimum separation between cannabis retailers and consumption areas and other cannabis retailers and consumption areas; regulations governing the cultivation and production of cannabis for personal use; and a requirement that cannabis producers and cannabis manufacturers utilize industry standard techniques to minimize odorous matter, toxic or noxious matter. The proposed Ordinance would also amend Appendix A, Part 2, Definitions, of the SLDC to delete and add cannabis related definitions The proposed text amendments are being initiated by the County Land Use Administrator in response to the Cannabis Regulation Act, Laws 2021 (1st S.S.), Chapter 4. This is only a general summary of the proposed ordinance. Interested persons must consult the proposed ordinance itself for the details of the proposed zoning and other regulations. Time and Place of Hearing; Public Participation. A public hearing will be held at the County Administrative Building, located at 102 Grant Avenue Santa Fe NM, in the Board's Chambers on the 2nd Floor, on the 30th day of July 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Members of the public have the choice of listening and participating in this public hearing in person or virtually. Members of the public listening and participating in person will be required to comply with County COVID-19 policies concerning visitor screening and the wearing of cloth face coverings in effect on the day of the meeting. Please contact (505) 986-6200 for copies of Santa Fe County's current policies, which are subject to change. Alternatively, members of the public can listen and participate in the meeting via Webex. Please see the Board's final meeting agenda and County website for details on how to participate via WebEx. Copies of proposed ordinance. The proposed ordinance is available on the County's website, https://www.santafecountynm.gov/, or from the County Clerk. All interested parties will be heard at the Public Hearing prior to the Board taking action on the proposed ordinance. Possible Board Action on July 30, 2021. After the public hearing on July 30, 2021, the Board may adopt the proposed ordinance, with or without changes, vote not to adopt the proposed ordinance, recess the public meeting in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, or postpone the public hearing or delay action on the proposed ordinance until a future meeting of the Board. Further newspaper publication of a recessed meeting or postponed hearing or action is not legally required. Interested parties not in attendance at or watching the July 30, 2021, public hearing where recessing or postponement might be announced should thus inquire of the County as to whether the Board took action to recess or postpone. Public Comment. All comments, questions, and objections concerning the proposed ordinance may be submitted to the County Land Use Administrator in writing to P.O. Box 276, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0276 or via email at pengreen@santafecountynm.gov, or presented in person at the hearing. Comments, questions, and objections submitted in advance of the public hearing must be received by 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, to ensure that they are provided to the Board before the public hearing. For questions, please call the County Land Use Administration Office at 986-6225. Journal: July 15, 22, 2021 Left-red    Print Legal   Email-red   Published on: Thu July 22, 2021