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Mandy Buchholz <br /> From: Doc Hansen <br /> Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 3:29 PM <br /> To: Obie OBrien; Paul Jewell; Gary Berndt <br /> Cc: Neil Caulkins;Jeff Watson <br /> Subject: Thursday Discussion <br /> Attachments: Option 1 As Is.docx;Option 2 Agriculture Production Involving Security.docx;Option 3 <br /> Agriculture Production Involving Security and ACU.docx; Proposed Resolution for <br /> Marijuana Growth and Processing.pdf, doc02116220131209161634.pdf <br /> Commissioners; <br /> As requested, I am submitting to you three different options for the administration of marijuana proposals for grow and <br /> processing. These options are attached being 1)doing nothing, 2) making marijuana growth a conditional use, and 3) <br /> allowing a small scale operation to have administrative conditional use. I was looking at more than the three options I <br /> have attached, however, after further consideration, I narrowed it to the main items that I heard being expressed. I felt <br /> the Commissioners could decide the next course of action with this"boiler plate" outline of the options available. Also <br /> attached is the resolution I proposed to you several weeks ago and the Douglas County resolution that I based it upon. <br /> I am still strongly of the opinion that it would be in the County's best interest to not address this issue and regard it as an <br /> agriculture crop as currently addressed by the zoning code. The reason is simple. The State restrictions are so detailed <br /> that it will be expensive and time consuming to enforce. The State Liquor Control Board has been granted ample funds <br /> to administer this law. The more we become involved in this through any type of regulation,the more the LCB will want <br /> us to enforce it, and the more we as a jurisdiction will be liable for the success or failure. Having worked with State <br /> agencies in the past, and the LCB in particular, we will be "encouraged"to enforce our laws which in any way could be <br /> interpreted to replace theirs. Also, with the State and Federal governments not agreeing with each other on the <br /> direction of marijuana growth and use,we could be jeopardizing any State and Federal funds we may receiving, or <br /> eventually could receive. If we are in a situation where we have taken a stand by"not taking a stand,"the conflict is one <br /> between the Feds and the State, and will not involve local jurisdiction. Please take this into consideration. <br /> Robert"Doc" Hansen <br /> Planning Official <br /> Kittitas County Community Development Services <br /> 411 N. Ruby Street,Suite 2 <br /> Ellensburg, WA 98926 <br /> <br /> Phone: 509-962-7046 <br /> Fax: 509-962-7682 <br /> Notice:All email sent to this address will be received by the Kittitas County <br /> email system and may be subject to public disclosure under Chapter 42.56 <br /> RCW and to archiving and review. <br /> messageid:38eb45916c6dcbdac24bb8719d004a14 <br /> 1 � <br />