90th CCPCA General Conference

"Cannabis and Housing Planning:  Successes and Challenges

Samoa Lighthouse

The long-awaited 90th General Conference of the CCPCA is scheduled for October 15-16, 2021, to be held at the historic Eagle House in downtown Eureka, Humboldt County.   As is customary, there will be scheduled speakers on a variety of topics, panel discussion, the Saturday field trip, and an evening banquet speaker program featuring California District 2 Senator Mike McGuire.

(Photo: Samoa Lighthouse, by hakkun)

Conference Agenda

Friday, October 15  
Time Topic
7:30am-1pm Registration/Check-in desk open
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Humboldt County Welcome
Noah Levy, President, CCPCA
Welcome remarks
9:15am John Ford, Director of Planning & Building, Humboldt County
10:00am Nicole Elliott, Director
State of California Department of Cannabis Control
10:45am  Break
11:00am Cannabis Panel
- John Ford, Humboldt County Planning Director
- Nicole Elliott, Director, Department of Cannabis Control
- Rebecca Garwood, Coastal Habitat Conservation Program Manager, CDFW
- Scott Davies, cannabis business owner & Arcata Planning Commissioner
- Thomas Mulder, cannabis business owner & Humboldt County Planning Commissioner
- Yurok Tribal Staff Representative
12:15pm Lunch
1:15pm "Evaluating Effective Mitigation" & 2021 CEQA Update
Bob Brown, Principal Planner, SHN Engineering and Geologists
2:00pm Rob Holmlund, Planwest Partners, Inc.
2:15pm Housing Panel
- Michael Richardson, Supervising Planner, Long Range Planning, Humboldt County Planning Department
- Chris Dart, Danco Builders
- Rob Holmlund, Planwest Partners, Inc.
- David Loya, developer and City of Arcata Planning Commissioner
- Alan Bongio, developer and Hunboldt County Planning Commissioner
- Yurok Tribe Housing Authority representative
3:30pm Break
3:45pm "Cannabis planning and advantages of cannabis business corridor zoning"
Nick Angeloff, Rio Dell Planning Commission Chair, HSU Lecturer & Research Associate
Archaeology, Field Director, Cultural Resources Facility
4:15pm “Congratulations, You’re a Planning Commissioner... Now What?”
Michael Washam, Tulare County RMA Associate Director
5:00pm Question and Answer Session, Closing Remarks, Announcements

Join our Evening Reception at Humboldt Bay Provisions, featuring local oysters.
charcuterie, local cheeses, local wine, beer and kombucha, with local artisan
goods for sale.

Saturday, October 16  
Time Topic
8:45am Board bus for field trip:  Meet at the Eagle House Inn at 2nd & C
9:15am Cannabis Innovation Zone - West End Campus
10:20am Arcata City Hall -- walking tour:  Arcata Gateway Plan
Led by Community Development Director, David Loya.
11:40am Samoa Penninsula Master Plan Development, -- Chris Dart, President of DANCO.
12:30pm Lunch at historic Samoa Cookhouse and annual CCPCA General Membership Meeting
1:30pm Visits to  local Cannabis Farms specializing in nursery, indoor and outdoor operations.
4:30pm The Gardens Senior Housing Development in Eureka, with Kurt Kramer.
5:15pm Return To Eagle House: Break before evening Banquet.
6:00pm Social Hour begins at Eagle House Ballroom
6:45pm Banquet Dinner and Keynote Address
Introduction by Rex Bohn, Humboldt County District 1 Supervisor
Keynote address by Mike McGuire, CA 2nd District State Senator, “The Great Redwood Trail”
9:00pm Conference Ends, Closing Farewell