US (CA): Santa Barbara County implementing consultant’s cannabis recommendations

A consultant’s recommendations for improving cannabis permit and license application management, processing time and customer service are already being used by Santa Barbara County, officials said Tuesday.

Consultant KPMG delivered a report with seven recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors, and county staff responded that one recommendation has been implemented, most are in the process of being implemented and the rest soon will be.

According to an implementation timeline provided with the report, all but one of the recommended changes will be in place by June 2021, and the last of them will be implemented by June 2022.

The recommendations included starting the business license and land use permit application processes at the same time, which is already being done, and including the County Executive Office and other departments in the Subdivision Development Review Committee to be sure cannabis projects get a thorough review, a change that’s being implemented now.

Read more at santamariatimes.com


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