Friday, 16 April 2021

Proposed Lake County Zoning Ordinance text amendment


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the County of Lake, State of California, will hold a public hearing on application Amendment to the Lake County Zoning Ordinance (AM 20-01) and Categorical Exemption (CE 20-07) on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, 255 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport, CA.

Proposing: Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment prepared for the County of Lake to Amend the Lake County Zoning Ordinance to establish regulations and development standards for the cultivation of industrial hemp.

Said amendments shall include: 1. The addition of "(ab) Industrial Hemp APZ, A, TPZ, RL, RR, SR, PDC, and O" to Table 27.2 of Article 27 of the Lake County Zoning Ordinance to add industrial hemp as a use generally permitted with a zoning permit; 2. The addition of Section 27.3 (ab) Industrial Hemp to Section 27.3 (Conditions requiring of uses permitted by a zoning permit of the Lake County Zoning Ordinance to provide as follows: (a) The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to any of the provisions outlined in the Article 27.11; (b) The parcel shall contain a minimum of one (1) acre for indoor/greenhouse cultivation and a minimum of five (5) acres for outdoor cultivation. (c). If grading is required, all grading shall comply with the standards set forth by Chapter 30 of the Lake County Code. (d) Hemp cultivation site shall be setback a minimum of 150 feet from an off-site residence: (i) A waiver signed by neighboring property owners can be submitted which may decrease the minimum setback. (e) Hemp cultivation is prohibited within 1000 feet of Community Growth Boundaries as described in the Lake County General Plan; (f) Seed production of any type shall only be grown indoors or within engineered greenhouses with filters.

Planner: Mark Roberts, (707) 263-2221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The staff report is available for review on February 17, 2020. If you challenge the action of the Planning Commission on any of the above-stated items in court, it may be limited to only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Lake County Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.

The following is a link to the Planning Commission Agenda posted 72 hours prior to the hearing:

A hard copy of the staff report is available upon request.

Scott DeLeon, Interim Community Development Director

By: ____________________________________
Danae LoDolce, Office Assistant III

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