Cannabis Regulations

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On June 18, 2019, City Council will conduct a second reading of the new Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and consider Establishing Rules for the Management of the Retail Cannabis Priority List. Information for this item can be found below:

Program Amendments

City Council held a public hearing on June 4, 2019 and conducted a first reading of a new Cannabis Land Use Ordinance. Information for this meeting can be found below:

On April 16, 2019, the City Council adopted amendments to the Cannabis Business License Ordinance and the General Plan, adopted a CEQA Addendum, and adopted Cannabis User Fees. A second reading of the Business License Ordinance occurred on on May 7, 2019. Relevant documents are provided below:

On April 16, 2019, the City Council approved a CEQA Addendum to the General Plan (Resolution No. 19-20), previously recommended for adoption by the Planning Commission (Resolution No. 19-02),  and associated amendments to the City's General Plan (Resolution No. 19-21). The City considered amendments to  the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance (Ord. No. 18-03) and on April 16, 2019, continued the hearing regarding the land use ordinance amendments to June 4, 2019. Materials from that hearing can be found below:

On March 11, 2019, the Planning Commission considered making recommendations to the City Council regarding amendments to the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and General Plan. Materials from that hearing can be found below:

On January 23, 2019, the City Council held a public workshop to review and provide staff feedback on the proposed General Plan and ordinance amendments. Staff presented eight, specific, commercial cannabis-related issues and received guidance from Council and feedback from the public. Materials from that workshop can be found below:

On October 2, 2018, the City Council initiated the process of a General Plan amendment to consider allowable cannabis uses in the Land Use Element Tables 2-1 through 2-4 and an ordinance amendment to reconsider uses, locations, and buffers. Materials from that hearing can be found below:

Staff will continue to update this website page when new information is released to the public.

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Meetings & Workshops 

Information on past meetings and workshops related to the original adoption of City cannabis ordinances that have been held are available here.

Application Information 

For a business license application and instructions, go to www.cityofgoleta.org/city-hall/finance/business-license-program/cannabis-business-license.  You must schedule an appointment with the finance department to submit your business license application and fee, as outlined on our Cannabis Business License page in the link above.

Cannabis Application Materials

Cannabis Application Fees

  • Land Use Permit (LUP): $1,000 deposit
  • Conditional Use Permit (CUP - Minor or Major): $3,433 deposit 

Ordinances and Resolutions

Cannabis Land Use Ordinance Public Comment

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