"Cannabis and Housing Planning: Successes and Challenges"
The 90th General Conference of the CCPCA took place on October 15 & 16, 2021, at the historic Eagle House in downtown Eureka, Humboldt County. Attendees enjoyed entertaining and informative presentations and panel discussions, focusing on topics surrounding the cannabis industry regulations, trends in housing in the north coast region, as well as new housing legislation at the state level. Updates on CEQA and Planning Commission Procedures were also included. On Saturday's field trip, we visited two housing projects now in the construction phase within Humboldt County, each with a different approach: also, a cannabis farm and a state-of-the-art cannabis extraction facility. Saturday evening's closing banquet included an address and question-and-answer session from California State Senator Mike McGuire.
In this talk, John Ford, Director of Planning and Building for Humboldt County, welcomes attendees to the 90th Conference of the CCPCA, and offers an outline and perspective of the history of Humboldt as it relates to Cannabis, the evolution of legalization and permitting, and how these considerations relate to the planning process in general.