Community Engagement for the Cannabis
Business License Ordinance (Chapter 50)
Retail Storefront Selection Process
August 6, 2020 Update:
Take Our Neighborhood Benefit & Compatibility Survey
The County of Santa Barbara hosted six virtual community meetings in July to receive feedback and answer questions about the amended Cannabis Business License (Chapter 50) regulating cannabis retail storefront licensing.
Before the Board of Supervisors meets on August 18, County staff is seeking additional feedback via a survey with an interactive map about what might constitute community benefit and compatibility for the Neighborhood Compatibility scoresheet.
Chapter 50 (b) limits the number of storefront retail licenses to no more than one in each of six community plan areas. In June and July, County staff received hundreds of written responses about the business application criteria (not applicants or specific sites).
Note that CPAs are located in the unincorporated county and do not reflect zoning and permitting within the incorporated cities of Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria and Solvang.
To review the community meeting presentation and videos of each meeting, see below.
The public can continue to submit feedback using the survey link above or by sending questions or comments in writing via e-mail to email@example.com, or leave a voice message at (805) 568-2057.
- County of Santa Barbara Cannabis Permitting and Zoning Map, Tipsheet for Navigating the Cannabis Permitting Map
- Santa Barbara County Land Use and Zoning Map
- Community Plan Areas webpage
- Community Meeting Presentation –
Watch Video of Six Virtual Community Meetings Held July 1-16, 2020:
Submit questions and comments via email, letter or by phone:
- Submit questions/comments in writing via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leave a voice message at (805) 568-2057