Clearlake City Council to continue consideration of cannabis project appeal – Lake County News

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Clearlake City Council this week will continue a hearing on the appeal of a cannabis operation approved by the Clearlake Planning Commission in November.

The council will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. to hold negotiations for property at 6820, 6828 and 6885 Old Highway 53 between the city, Sutter Equities and Margetich Development Inc. before the council convenes in open session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the council chambers at Clearlake City Hall, 14050 Olympic Drive.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the city’s YouTube channel or the Lake County PEGTV YouTube Channel. Community members also can participate via Zoom or can attend in person.

The agenda can be found here.

Comments and questions can be submitted in writing for City Council consideration by sending them to City Clerk Melissa Swanson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To give the council adequate time to review your questions and comments, please submit your written comments before 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20.

Each public comment emailed to the city clerk will be read aloud by the mayor or a member of staff for up to three minutes or will be displayed on a screen. Public comment emails and town hall public comment submissions that are received after the beginning of the meeting will not be included in the record.

The meeting will feature an appearance by one of January’s adoptable dogs.

On the agenda is a public hearing, continued from Jan. 6, on the Clearlake Planning Commission’s approval of conditional use permit applications and approval of the corresponding mitigated negative declaration for commercial cannabis operations located at 2185 Ogulin Canyon Road (Ogulin Hills, LLC).

The project proposes a 15-acre outdoor cannabis grow.

The council held a lengthy hearing on the matter on Jan. 6. Staff is recommending denial of the appeal, filed by Dave Hughes.

Following that hearing, the council will consider Ordinance No. 258-2022, approving a development agreement for Ogulin Canyon Holdings LLC to allow a cannabis operation at 2185 Ogulin Canyon Road.

Under council business, council members will review and approve the submittal of the fiscal year 2022-23 recognized obligation payment schedule for the period of July 1, 2022.

Submission of six-month recognized obligation payment schedules for approval to the State Department of Finance is required under AB 1484 as part of the dissolution of redevelopment agencies and state control over the release of former property tax increment funds by the county to the successor agency, according to Finance Director Kelcey Young’s report to the council.

On the meeting’s consent agenda — items that are not considered controversial and are usually adopted on a single vote — are warrants; authorization of an amendment of agreement with ECORP Consulting Inc. for extended environmental/archaeological services for the Dam Road Roundabout Project in the amount of $17,000; continuation of authorization to implement and utilize teleconference accessibility to conduct public meetings pursuant to Assembly Bill 361; continuation of declaration of local emergency issued on Aug. 18, 2021, and ratified by council action on Aug. 19, 2021; continuation of declaration of local emergency issued on Aug. 23, 2021, and ratified by council action on Sept. 16, 2021; continuation of declaration of local emergency issued on March 14, 2020, and ratified by council action on March 19, 2020; award of contract for design services for the ATP Dam Road/South Center Improvement Project; amendment of construction contract for additional work for the 2021 Measure V Improvement Project in an amount of up to $180,000; and approval of the continuation of planning services agreement with Price Consulting Services (Gary Price) to extend the contract through Dec. 31, 2023, and increase the contract by an amount not to exceed $70,000.

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