US (CA): Contra Costa County delays cannabis land-use permit decisions

A Contra Costa County planning official delayed a decision this week on issuing land-use permits to two potential unincorporated Bentwood commercial cannabis cultivation operators after outside agency officials requested more time to evaluate the proposals and several residents objected to their arrival.

The delay involving indoor facilities Lifted Spirit Collective (planned for 5930 Balfour Road) and Diablo Valley Farms (at 4425 Sellers Ave.) evolved after Brentwood Assistant City Manager Terrence Grindall alerted a principal county planner that the city didn’t receive an “impact to jurisdiction” notice in advance of the possible decision and a host of public speakers decried the proposed locations.

Charged with making the permit decisions, Contra Costa County Principal Planner Telma Moreira noted in a pair of statements that she needs more time to mull over the public comments, and that she thinks Grindall’s request for additional project evaluation time is valid.

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