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File #: R-22-6   
Type: Resolution Status: Withdrawn
File created: 2/7/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 3/7/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Establishing City Policy For Evaluating Competing Cannabis Business Registration Requests Within 600 Feet Of One Another (Benton, Jones)
Attachments: 1. R-6
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
3/7/2022 City Council Withdrawn by SponsorPass Action details
2/23/2022 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation, as Amended  Action details
2/16/2022 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Sent to Council Without Recommendation, as AmendedPass Action details
2/16/2022 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee AmendedPass Action details
2/7/2022 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
2/7/2022 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-22-6 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton and Trudy Jones


RESOLUTION
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Establishing City Policy For Evaluating Competing Cannabis Business Registration Requests Within 600 Feet Of One Another (Benton, Jones)
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WHEREAS, the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) Section 4-3(D)(35)(c) provides that Cannabis Retail establishments, except cannabis micro businesses, be kept separate by a minimum of 600 feet unless a conditional use permit is approved; and
WHEREAS, in order to administer this requirement the City must evaluate each request for a cannabis retail establishment based, in part, on its proximity to any previously existing cannabis retail establishments in the community; and
WHEREAS, this system presents a unique challenge at the inception of cannabis retail business development in the City because the City may be evaluating multiple simultaneous requests within 600 feet of one another, none of which have been finally approved or established for purposes of applying distance separation requirements to subsequent applications; and
WHEREAS, in general, the IDO establishes policies that prioritize potentially competing requests based, in part, on the time of their application; and
WHEREAS, notwithstanding this policy guidance in the IDO, there is presently no clear guidance within the City's business registration process for cannabis retail businesses requesting initial approval within 600 feet of one another; and
WHEREAS, both businesses and community members will be best served by a clear, publicly adopted policy as to how new requests will be evaluated with respect to the 600-foot separation requirement as the industry establishes its physical presence in the City; and
WHEREAS, given that the City Council enacted the 600-foot separation provisions within the IDO, it is appropriate that the Council offer guida...

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