Nevada County supervisors to hold special meeting about marijuana community advisory group |

Nevada County supervisors to hold special meeting about marijuana community advisory group

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will receive an update on Sept. 5 about the process they created to develop recommendations for a permanent marijuana grow ordinance.

Supervisors will hear from their staff and cannabis consultant about what the community advisory group, which is developing the recommendations, has discussed in its first five meetings. Supervisors are then expected to discuss their priorities for the new ordinance.

The meeting is from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 5 at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City.

"This is going to be a summary and a check-in before we get to the recommendation phase," said Sean Powers, director of the county's Community Development Agency. "They're going to be making sure we're focused in the right areas."

Members of the community advisory committee are invited to the Sept. 5 meeting, though it's not one of their meetings and instead is considered a special called gathering of the board of supervisors.

"This will probably be a pretty lengthy discussion," Powers said.

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The cannabis panel has met five times, and will meet for a sixth time on Aug. 8. The panel has discussed cultivating marijuana, zoning for grows, and learned about state cannabis laws.

After hearing the supervisors' priorities on Sept. 5, the advisory group will begin the expected two-meeting process of writing its recommendations for the grow ordinance. Its seventh meeting is scheduled for Sept. 12. The eighth meeting isn't yet scheduled, a change from the group's initial timeline.

The cannabis panel is expected to present its recommendations to supervisors by year's end. Supervisors have said they want a new ordinance in place by March.