Ordinance No. 348.4931, associated with Change of Zone No. 1900015 is an amendment to the County’s Land Use Ordinance, Ordinance No. 348, to add a new Industrial Hemp Activites article. The purpose of this amendment is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, enact effective regulatory and enforcement controls while in compliance with State law, protecting neighborhood character, and minimize potential for negative impacts on people, communities, and the environment in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County by establishing land use regulations for industrial hemp activities.
NOTE: This is a DRAFT ordinance amendment and is subject to further refinement to ensure its useability, consistency with the County's General Plan and other applicable ordinances, as well as to address any additional State and/or Federal requirements. This DRAFT amendment is now available for public review and comment. The amendment is being prepared by staff to be taken to the Planning Commision for consideration.
UPDATE: A revised version of the draft Hemp Ordinance is now available for review. For readability, the revisions are shown as redline, strikeouts and revisions include the additional items/changes as directed by the Planning Commision during the June 3rd hearing. The Ordinance was continued to the June 17th Planning Commission hearing in order to provide additional time to implement the requested changes.
John Hildebrand, Deputy Director of TLMA - Planning
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
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Draft Hemp Ordinance (PDF)