The appeal of a nearly 12-acre cannabis cultivation project east of Santa Ynez was withdrawn before it came to a hearing before the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission. In the appeal, Grimm Estates claimed the project was inconsistent with the Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Development Code and did not comply with the California Environmental Quality Act nor the Williamson Act, citing multiple reasons regarding each document.
On Wednesday, December 8th, Commissioners voted 4-1 to acknowledge Grimm Estates LLC’s withdrawal of the appeal it filed over a land use permit approved for Martin Kaufman’s Coyote Hills Agricultural Enterprise cannabis cultivation project and to drop the hearing from the agenda.
With the appeal withdrawal, the planning director’s approval of the permit is final, allowing Kaufman to grow 5.86 acres of cannabis under hoop structures and 5.89 acres of cannabis in the open field on a 157-acre parcel.
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