On Tuesday, RCRC Chair Bob Williams (Tehama) and RCRC Senior Legislative Advocate Mary-Ann Warmerdam provided an organizational overview and update to the Madera County Board of Supervisors. On August 1, 2017, RCRC Vice President of Governmental Affairs Paul A. Smith and RCRC Governmental Affairs Counsel Arthur Wylene presented before the Mono County Board of Supervisors on issues involving cannabis.
In Madera, RCRC staff provided an overview of RCRC’s legislative and regulatory efforts, ranging from expanding the definition of disadvantaged communities, to State Payment in Lieu of Taxes payments, local cannabis schemes, forest health, and the In-Home Supportive Services cost shift. A summary of the Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority, the Golden State Finance Authority, and the National Homebuyers Fund activities was also provided. In addition, RCRC Chair Williams provided a summary of the recent National Association of Counties’ Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio.
In Mono, RCRC staff provided an update on the status of California law as it relates to the cannabis landscape, including much discussion regarding the land-use, planning, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) obligations of local governments involved in commercial cannabis activities.