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Name not shown outside Neighborhoods October 23, 2017, 6:30 AM

What are the top issues of concern related to cannabis use and sales that the City may be able to address through its regulations?
None.


The City is looking at limitations on the total number of cannabis businesses and total floor area dedicated to these uses. Does this seem like an effective way to address the potential proliferation of cannabis businesses in the City? Is proliferation of marijuana related businesses a concern?
We've got a bunch of bars downtown because a bunch of people go to bars. We've got a lot of restaurants because people often eat out. If there's a proliferation of marijuana related businesses it's because a lot of people are using marijuana. Free market and what not...I'm down to let the market regulate itself.


The City is considering establishing administrative and license fees for cannabis related businesses to ensure that the costs of regulations are covered. What level of taxation should the City pursue in addition to its efforts to pursue cost recovery (low, medium, or high)?
There's a ton of money in pot. Tax 'em high.


In general, should cannabis related businesses be located completely out of site (e.g. on local streets in services and manufacturing areas)? Or, is it okay for some businesses, such as retail stores, to be located along arterial streets? What about downtown?
If we're trying to build a bike able/walkable city and people are interested in using marijuana, don't put a sought-after business on the outskirts that would require a vehicle. It's okay to have a dispensary downtown and on arterial streets.

Name not shown outside Neighborhoods October 21, 2017, 8:13 PM

What are the top issues of concern related to cannabis use and sales that the City may be able to address through its regulations?
Further normalization of smoking/drug use via the visibility of these businesses and their advertising efforts, changes to the nature of our downtown by cannabis businesses and users, public safety concerns (as expressed by SLOPD) with both users and given the cash-based nature of these businesses.


The City is looking at limitations on the total number of cannabis businesses and total floor area dedicated to these uses. Does this seem like an effective way to address the potential proliferation of cannabis businesses in the City? Is proliferation of marijuana related businesses a concern?
Yes, proliferation is a concern. City staff's presentation suggests limiting the number of retail licenses to 2-3 citywide. This seems an appropriate number.


The City is considering establishing administrative and license fees for cannabis related businesses to ensure that the costs of regulations are covered. What level of taxation should the City pursue in addition to its efforts to pursue cost recovery (low, medium, or high)?
The level of taxation should be roughly equivalent to the cost of services. Taxation should not be used as a tool by the City to encourage or discourage certain types of businesses.


In general, should cannabis related businesses be located completely out of site (e.g. on local streets in services and manufacturing areas)? Or, is it okay for some businesses, such as retail stores, to be located along arterial streets? What about downtown?
Personally, I would prefer that no licenses be issued for the downtown area. Given the proposed limitations on number size and nature of these businesses, I don't think it's entirely necessary that they be completely out-of-sight assuming their storefronts and signage are appropriately tasteful and discreet.

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 8 October 21, 2017, 6:31 PM

What are the top issues of concern related to cannabis use and sales that the City may be able to address through its regulations?
too much regulation. please don't go the route of the county. regulate like beer and tobacco.


The City is looking at limitations on the total number of cannabis businesses and total floor area dedicated to these uses. Does this seem like an effective way to address the potential proliferation of cannabis businesses in the City? Is proliferation of marijuana related businesses a concern?
too much regulation. please don't go the route of the county. regulate like beer and tobacco.


The City is considering establishing administrative and license fees for cannabis related businesses to ensure that the costs of regulations are covered. What level of taxation should the City pursue in addition to its efforts to pursue cost recovery (low, medium, or high)?
too much regulation. please don't go the route of the county. regulate like beer and tobacco.


In general, should cannabis related businesses be located completely out of site (e.g. on local streets in services and manufacturing areas)? Or, is it okay for some businesses, such as retail stores, to be located along arterial streets? What about downtown?
too much regulation. please don't go the route of the county. regulate like beer and tobacco.

Name not shown outside Neighborhoods October 21, 2017, 7:59 AM

What are the top issues of concern related to cannabis use and sales that the City may be able to address through its regulations?
The shops attracting a criminal element, driving while intoxicated, the smell and second hand smoke, the influence on younger people and students populations


The City is looking at limitations on the total number of cannabis businesses and total floor area dedicated to these uses. Does this seem like an effective way to address the potential proliferation of cannabis businesses in the City? Is proliferation of marijuana related businesses a concern?
Yes it is. I hope it is very limited or not allowed at all within city limits.


The City is considering establishing administrative and license fees for cannabis related businesses to ensure that the costs of regulations are covered. What level of taxation should the City pursue in addition to its efforts to pursue cost recovery (low, medium, or high)?
Very High


In general, should cannabis related businesses be located completely out of site (e.g. on local streets in services and manufacturing areas)? Or, is it okay for some businesses, such as retail stores, to be located along arterial streets? What about downtown?
I do not want them in sight or downtown. I am especially concerned with people smoking in the public spaces when cigarettes are not allowed, neither should marijuana be.

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 6 October 21, 2017, 7:00 AM

The City is looking at limitations on the total number of cannabis businesses and total floor area dedicated to these uses. Does this seem like an effective way to address the potential proliferation of cannabis businesses in the City? Is proliferation of marijuana related businesses a concern?
No, it is no larger of a concern than a bar use. It should be given the same use rights as liquor stores and bars/pubs.


The City is considering establishing administrative and license fees for cannabis related businesses to ensure that the costs of regulations are covered. What level of taxation should the City pursue in addition to its efforts to pursue cost recovery (low, medium, or high)?
Medium, it should use CO as a case study. These questions are too jargon filled for the layperson.


In general, should cannabis related businesses be located completely out of site (e.g. on local streets in services and manufacturing areas)? Or, is it okay for some businesses, such as retail stores, to be located along arterial streets? What about downtown?
Downtown, yes, or in industrial reuse areas, like bang the drum brewery. If it is out of site, it will be shunned and considered blight, if it is tastefully intermixed, it will be accepted as just another alternative retail. Times are changing and resistance will only cause the City a loss in revenue.

Name not shown outside Neighborhoods October 20, 2017, 11:34 PM

What are the top issues of concern related to cannabis use and sales that the City may be able to address through its regulations?
The marketing of use, and the use of tax revenue.


The City is looking at limitations on the total number of cannabis businesses and total floor area dedicated to these uses. Does this seem like an effective way to address the potential proliferation of cannabis businesses in the City? Is proliferation of marijuana related businesses a concern?
Proliferation is not any more of a concern for me than liquor stores are.


The City is considering establishing administrative and license fees for cannabis related businesses to ensure that the costs of regulations are covered. What level of taxation should the City pursue in addition to its efforts to pursue cost recovery (low, medium, or high)?
Medium, as you don't want tax burdens to be passed to users who in particular need cannabis for medicinal purposes.


In general, should cannabis related businesses be located completely out of site (e.g. on local streets in services and manufacturing areas)? Or, is it okay for some businesses, such as retail stores, to be located along arterial streets? What about downtown?
They should be treated with the same location legislation that liquor stores abide to.

Sarah Montes-Reinhart outside Neighborhoods October 20, 2017, 6:41 PM

What are the top issues of concern related to cannabis use and sales that the City may be able to address through its regulations?
Making sure the city will receive tax revenues that will outweigh the cost of legislating cannabis sales.


The City is looking at limitations on the total number of cannabis businesses and total floor area dedicated to these uses. Does this seem like an effective way to address the potential proliferation of cannabis businesses in the City? Is proliferation of marijuana related businesses a concern?
Yes. Also location matters. Please consider proximity to schools.


The City is considering establishing administrative and license fees for cannabis related businesses to ensure that the costs of regulations are covered. What level of taxation should the City pursue in addition to its efforts to pursue cost recovery (low, medium, or high)?
High.


In general, should cannabis related businesses be located completely out of site (e.g. on local streets in services and manufacturing areas)? Or, is it okay for some businesses, such as retail stores, to be located along arterial streets? What about downtown?
All ok as long as it's regulated effectively.

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 6 October 20, 2017, 4:22 PM

What are the top issues of concern related to cannabis use and sales that the City may be able to address through its regulations?
Maximize taxes. enforce existing land use regs and sign regs. accept that smart, responsible adults want to smoke pot and look for the innovation and opportunity and stop being scared. when i was a little kid (age 3? 4?) I got my hands on a box of "chocolate" Ex Lax. Ew. and poor mom. However she did not call for its removal from store shelves.


The City is looking at limitations on the total number of cannabis businesses and total floor area dedicated to these uses. Does this seem like an effective way to address the potential proliferation of cannabis businesses in the City? Is proliferation of marijuana related businesses a concern?
no. we have a general plan. stand by it.


The City is considering establishing administrative and license fees for cannabis related businesses to ensure that the costs of regulations are covered. What level of taxation should the City pursue in addition to its efforts to pursue cost recovery (low, medium, or high)?
high


In general, should cannabis related businesses be located completely out of site (e.g. on local streets in services and manufacturing areas)? Or, is it okay for some businesses, such as retail stores, to be located along arterial streets? What about downtown?
its fine downtown.

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 5 October 20, 2017, 6:27 AM

Plastic straws should be banned.

Name not shown inside Neighborhood 5 October 20, 2017, 6:20 AM

I would vote Yes to the removal of plastic bottle sales as long as the filling stations will provide filtered water.