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April 13 public hearing on Akwaaba LLC use permit


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Clearlake will hold a public hearing at a regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council on Thursday, April 13th, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. or soon thereafter in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 14050 Olympic Drive, Clearlake, CA., to consider the following:

The applicant, Akwaaba LLC, is requesting approval of Use Permit 14-20 to expand their current cannabis operation with a cannabis microbusiness license at 3995 Alvita Avenue (informally referenced as 14196 Lakeshore Drive) - the site of an existing retail cannabis dispensary, known as Triple C Collective. A micro business is allowed under state law and is defined as a (Type 12) license that allows a licensee to engage in the cultivation of cannabis on an area less than 10,000 square feet and to act as a licensed distributor, level 1 manufacturer, and a retailer, as specified in an application. The City recently enacted provisions that allow only the three existing retail dispensaries within the City to operate as “micro businesses,” consistent with this allowance in state law. Operating as a microbusiness would not expand the footprint of the operation but allows a single business to operate with multiple license types rather than the requirement to operate independently for other cannabis businesses. The City ordinance requires a use permit be approved as well as the business enter into a development agreement with the City.

If you would like to comment remotely, please send all comments to Assistant Planner Susanna Gutierrez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to the commencement of the meeting and be sure to identify the subject you wish to comment on in the subject line. All written comments received before the beginning of the City Council Meeting will be read aloud during the hearing for up to three minutes per comment. Please contact the Assistant Planner as well for any additional information or questions, available by phone at (707) 994-8201.

Beginning April 1st, 2021, the public may attend City Council meetings in person. However, the Council Chambers will have limited capacity and attendees must adhere to masking and social distancing mandates. You may also view the meeting live on YouTube at the City of Clearlake’s YouTube Channel ( ) or via “Lake County PEG TV Live Stream” at Members of the public may also participate via Zoom. The meeting link will be published in the April 13th, 2021 agenda upon circulation (available at in compliance with the Brown Act. Copies of the agenda packet will also be available at City Hall at 14050 Olympic Drive and on the City’s website.

The City of Clearlake does not discriminate in housing or employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. The location of the public hearing is fully accessible to mobility-impaired individuals. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Clearlake encourages those with disabilities to participate fully in the public hearing process. If you require special accommodations in order for you to participate in this public meeting process, please contact the City Clerk at (707) 994-8201 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance of the public hearing so that we may make every reasonable effort to accommodate you.

POSTED: April 1, 2021

By: ____________
City Clerk

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