What will the City be doing to protect the children?


In the Application Procedures & Guidelines, the Neighborhood Compatibility section of the Phase III criteria contains questions that specifically ask applicants to address potential youth impacts, including, but not limited to, well-traveled paths to nearby schools. City Council expressed the importance of these “safe routes” and a strong desire to protect the youth in our community.  This application section will be addressed as part of an interview process with the City Staff Selection Committee who is fully aware of the strong concerns of the City Council for the youth in our community.  


For more information about how this will be addressed by applicants and City staff, you may read the June 14, 2021 City Council Staff Report.  


If you have specific concerns about the impact on youth regarding specific sites, you may submit comment to cannabisinfo@cityofventura.ca.gov.  

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1. Where are we in the cannabis business permits process?
2. When and how can I submit public comment about a dispensary? What happens with my comments?
3. How can I be notified about the Public Meeting?
4. What criteria is being considered when evaluating a location?
5. What will the City be doing to protect the children?
6. Can the public see the evaluations?
7. How many cannabis business permits will be awarded?
8. How can stay informed?