Committee members weigh rules on marijuana cultivation in Sacramento
The Sacramento City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee will take up marijuana growing at its meeting at 2 p.m. in City Hall chambers, 915 I St. In September 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed bills that gave local governments some control of medical marijuana businesses. The laws, collectively known as the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act, create a framework for oversight of cultivation, manufacturing, delivery, transport and distribution. City planners are asking committee members for input on business permits and operating standards for marijuana growers to avoid negative effects on surrounding communities. Another measure under consideration allows conditional-use permits to be issued for marijuana cultivation in commercial, industrial and agricultural areas of the city, taking into consideration distances from schools and parks.
Should discount store be allowed to sell alcohol in high-crime area of south Sac?
Sacramento County supervisors will consider whether to allow a 99 Cent Only store on Florin Road in south Sacramento to sell alcohol. The Board of Supervisors hears requests for liquor licenses in the unincorporated area before issuance of a license by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control if the proposed location has a high concentration of liquor stores or is in a high-crime area. The 99 Cent Only store requested a license to sell beer and wine at Southgate Plaza, 4440 Florin Road. The store is in an area with an abundance of stores selling alcohol and a high-crime rate, as determined by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department based on 2015 crime statistics. County planners have recommended that supervisors deny the application. Also on the supervisors’ agenda: Capital Christian Center wants a 25-foot-tall digital billboard near the megachurch along Highway 50 in Rancho Cordova. And The Child Protective Systems Oversight Committee delivers its annual report. The board meets starting at 9:30 a.m. in its chambers at 700 H St., Sacramento. All items listed here are scheduled for the afternoon session that starts at 2 p.m.
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School starts in Folsom Cordova, Twin Rivers districts
A number of school districts in the Sacramento region start classes, including Folsom Cordova Unified and Twin Rivers Unified.
City of Lincoln to break ground on new park
The city of Lincoln will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. for phase two of Chief Robert Jimenez Park with attendees slated to include Lincoln Mayor Spencer Short and Dana Jimenez Harder, the daughter of Robert Jimenez, who served as the city’s police chief from 1947 to 1979. The 17-acre park is at Ferrari Ranch Road and Groveland Lane, just off the Highway 65 bypass. Phase two will include four lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts and a lighted parking lot.