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Contact Information for Elected Officials and Staff

Sonoma County Supervisors

Board of Supervisors: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Board-of-Supervisors/

*Send email to All Sonoma County Supervisors and District Directors and Staff
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Or use the Sonoma County Supervisors Contact Form page:
http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Board-of-Supervisors/Contact-Board-of-Supervisors/

Sonoma County Cannabis Officials

Christina Rivera
General information:  cannabis@sonoma-county.org

County Cannabis Lawyer: Jennifer Klein jennifer.klein@sonoma-county.org

Ag Department
Sonoma County Department of Weights and & Measures
Ag Director Andrew Smith
133 Aviation Boulevard Suite 110 Santa Rosa, CA 95403
General information: sonomaag@sonoma-county.org

Director Ag Department - Andrew Smith: andrew.smith@sonoma-county.org

Permit Sonoma  (PRMD)
Permit Resource Management Department
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

Director Permit Sonoma - Tennis Wick

Permit Sonoma: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Permit-Sonoma/

Other Sonoma County Officials

Sheryl Bratton, County Administrator: sheryl.bratton@sonoma-county.org

Linda Schiltgen, Deputy County Council: linda.schiltgen@sonoma-county,org

Sita Kuteira, Deputy County Counsel for Cannabis: sita.kuteira@sonoma-county.org

Tennis Wick, PRMD Director: Tennis.Wick@sonoma-county.org

Planning Department

To contact the County with questions about the Planning Agency, Planning Commission, or Board of Zoning Adjustments, email: Arielle.Kohn@sonoma-county.org

Planning Commissioners

Greg Carr                           1st District          greg.carr@sonoma-county.org

Caitlin Cornwall                1st District          caitlin.cornwall@sonoma-county.org

Larry Reed                         2nd District         larry.reed@sonoma-county.org

Todd Tamura                     2nd District         todd.tamura@sonoma-county.org

Gina Belforte                     3rd District          gina.belforte@sonoma-county.org

Jacquelynne Ocaña         3rd District          jacquelynne.ocana@sonoma-county.org

Vacant                                4th District

Cameron Mauritson        4th District          cameron.mauritson@sonoma-county.org

Pamela Davis                     5th District          pamela.davis@sonoma-county.org

Vacant  5th District

Alternate Addresses

Greg Carr                          1st District g_carr@sbcglobal.net
Caitlin Cornwall              1st District caitlin@sonomaecologycenter.org 
Larry Reed                       2nd District larry@reedgilliland.com
Todd Tamura                  2nd District Todd.Tamura@gmail.com
Paula Cook                      3rd District pcook@ch-sc.org
Komron Shahhosseini  3rd District komronshahhosseiniSCPC@gmail.com
Ariel Kelley                     4th District arielkelley707@gmail.com
Cameron Mauritson     4th District cameron@mauritsonfarms.com
Pamela Davis                 5th District p.davis479@gmail.com
John Lowry                    5th District JohnLowryCA@gmail.com

CANNABIS AD HOC COMMITTEE

James Gore and Lynda Hopkins
Mail letters to:

CANNABIS AD HOC COMMITTEE
575 Administration Drive, Room 100 A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Sonoma County Informational Links

Final Cannabis Ordinance with Attachments (Ord 6189)(PDF: 1.2 MB)

Final Cannabis Land Use Table(PDF: 223 kB)

Sonoma County Cannabis Program
http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Cannabis-Program/

Sonoma County Cannabis Rules and Ordinances
http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Cannabis/Legislative-Updates/County-Ordinances/

Sonoma County Policy Paper on Cultivation in Rural Residential Areas
http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2147525193

Sonoma County Zoning Map Viewer
http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/PRMD/Administration/GIS/ActiveMap/

Petaluma Dairy Belt Area Plan
http://www.sonoma-county.org/prmd/docs/divpages/petaluma_dairy_belt_area_plan.pdf

There are a couple sites on the County where you can look up parcels/properties to get some information.

https://common1.mptsweb.com/megabytecommonsite/(S(cbeeeqlffcmgkblsnqapbbgl))/PublicInquiry/Inquiry.aspx?CN=sonoma&Dept=Asr&Site=Public&PG=Search  You can look up by the parcel’s APN or address and get basic info.

http://prmd.sonoma-county.org/permit_history_lookup.aspx?sid=1015  You can review a property by address or APN for it’s permit history.  It will show all recorded violations and current status.

https://prmd.sonomacounty.ca.gov/CitizenAccess/Default.aspx

Contact Information for Local Print Media

Community Voice - http://www.thecommunityvoice.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/communityvoicenews/
Submit Letter
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Press Democrat - http://www.pressdemocrat.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pressdemocrat/
E-mail letters of no more than 200 words to letters@pressdemocrat.com
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Sonoma County Gazette - http://www.sonomacountygazette.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sonoma.County.Gazette/
Send letters to Solution for a editor@sonomacountygazette.com, for articles, see here
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Petaluma Argus-Courier - http://www.petaluma360.com
Send letters to editor@arguscourier.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Petaluma360/
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Healdsburg Tribune - http://www.healdsburgtribune.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHealdsburgTribune/
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Sonoma West Times and News - http://www.sonomawest.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonomaWestTimesAndNews/
Write Letter: https://www.sonomawest.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/letter_editor
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Windsor Times - http://www.sonomawest.com/the_windsor_times
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/windsortimes/
Write Letter: https://www.sonomawest.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/letter_editor
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Cloverdale Reveille - http://www.cloverdalereveille.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CloverdaleReveille
Write Letter: https://www.sonomawest.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/letter_editor
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Sonoma Index Tribune - http://www.sonomanews.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonomaIndexTribune
Write Letter: email jason.walsh@sonomanews.com
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Sonoma Valley Sun - http://www.sonomanews.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonomaIndexTribune
Write Letter (250 words): email letters@sonomasun.com
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Oakmont News - http://www.oakmontvillage.com/news
Write Letter - https://oakmontvillage.com/submit/
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

NorthBay Biz - https://www.northbaybiz.com/
Write Letter - https://www.northbaybiz.com/contact-us/
Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Search all outlets for "cannabis"

References

Cannabis Law By County:

These laws are in flux and this may not reflect latest regulations
http://cannabusinesslaw.com/california-cannabis-laws-by-county/

OCR: What are the marijuana laws in your California city? Explore our database of local cannabis policies. Paper from UC Davis, a very trusted AG:
https://s.gifford.ucdavis.edu/uploads/filer_public/63/56/63560eab-8a20-48e6-a0b6-4975b332cb3b/sumnercannabis.pdf

Study produced by ERA. it is also used by UC Davis.  It gives far better analysis than what the County is using. This report was prepared for the California Department of Food and agriculture Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program in January of 2017:

http://www.dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Economics/Major_Regulations/Major_Regulations_Table/documents/20170203FinalMCCPSRIA.pdf

Ground Water Resources in Mendocino County, C. D. Farrar, USGS , 1984

https://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/1985/4258/report.pdf

Mendocino County Coastal Ground Water Study,  Resources Agency, 1982

https://www.mendocinocounty.org/home/showpublisheddocument?id=5196

Coastal Ground Water Resources Map – 1982

https://www.mendocinocounty.org/home/showpublisheddocument?id=18403

The Ground Water (availability)  documents are available from the Mendocino County Water Agency.  Added information can be obtained from the Ukiah Valley Ground Water Sustainability  Plan.  [these documents readily available to the County]

See California’s List of Water Quality Limited Segments (303 (d) list of impaired waterbodies) – for watercourses listed as impaired in Mendocino County.  (Temperature Impairment and Sedimentation = flow impairment).

https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/water_issues/programs/tmdl/docs/303dlists2006/epa/r1_06_303d_reqtmdls.pdf

Leaf enclosure measurements for determining volatile organic compound emission capacity from Cannabis spp.

Chi-TsanWangaChristineWiedinmyerbKirstiAshworthcPeter C.HarleydJohnOrtegadWilliamVizuetea

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1352231018307416

http://northamericancannabissummit.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/D4-113_URSOslides.pdf

https://efp.ucsb.edu/Cannabis/acp-2019-479.pdf

Cannabis and the Environment: What Science Tells Us and What We Still Need to Know

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00844

Study Shows Cannabis Might Be Impacting Air Quality

https://www.kunr.org/post/study-shows-cannabis-might-be-impacting-air-quality#stream/0

Santa Cruz County DEIR (air quality and  other cultivation and processing impacts, mitigations, and  controls):

http://www.sccoplanning.com/Portals/2/County/Planning/env/Cannabis_EIR/Individual%20EIR%20Sections%20PDF%20Files/3.3_AirQuality_CannabisEIR_Draft.pdf

https://www.sccoplanning.com/Portals/2/County/Planning/env/Cannabis_EIR/Individual%20EIR%20Sections%20PDF%20Files/3.0_ImpactAnalysisIntro_CannabisEIR_Draft.pdf

Future Enterprises and Environmental Impacts in the Cannabis Industry

https://www.environmentalsafetyupdate.com/cannabis/future-enterprises-and-environmental-impacts-in-the-cannabis-industry/

Cannabis and the Environment, CDFW,

https://wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Cannabis/Environment

San Joaquin Valley Air District Permitting Rules:

http://www.valleyair.org/busind/pto/cannabis-operations.htm

The Carbon Emission Impacts of Greenhouse Cannabis Cultivation:

https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/the-carbon-emission-impacts-of-greenhouse-cultivation/

The carbon footprint of indoor Cannabis production

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/254408509_The_carbon_footprint_of_indoor_Cannabis_production

White Paper: Environmental Impacts of the Marihuana Industry,  Michigan Department of Environmental Quality,  2018

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/egle/egle-WhitePaper-TheEnvironmentalImpactsOfTheMarihuanaIndustry_689717_7.pdf

Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (section of Santa Barbara County EIR on Cannabis production)

http://cannabis.countyofsb.org/asset.c/115

Other Local Groups Engaged in Similar Activities

It's too much cannabis!
https://www.itstoomuchcannabis.com/

River Keepers – Sonoma County Water Coalition
https://www.scwatercoalition.org/

No Pot on Purvine
http://www.nopotonpurvine.com

Calaveras County Group
http://www.bancommercialcultivation.com

Rural Sonoma
http://www.ruralsonoma.org

Bennett Valley Community Association
http://bennettvalley.org

Sonoma Resource Conservation District:
http://www.sonomarcd.org/

Sonoma County Conservation Council:
http://www.envirocentersoco.org/groups.htm

Sonoma County Transportation and Land-Use Coalition:
http://www.sonomatlc.org/

Coalition for a Better Sonoma:
http://www.bettersonoma.com/

Petaluma Tomorrow:
http://www.petaluma-tomorrow.org/

Greenbelt Alliance:
http://www.greenbelt.org/

Western Sonoma Rural Alliance:
http://www.ruralalliance.org/

Petalumans for Responsible Planning:
http://www.petrp.org/

Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District:
http://www.sonomaopenspace.org

Sonoma County Conservation Action:
http://www.conservationaction.org

Sonoma Land Trust:
http://www.sonomalandtrust.org/index.html

Sonoma Mountain Preservation:
http://sonomamountain.org/

Valley of the Moon Alliance:
http://www.votma.org

Preserve Rural Sonoma County:
http://preserveruralsonomacounty.org/

Citizens Advocating for Roblar Rural Quality

State of California Advocacy

Bureau of Cannabis Control
https://bcc.ca.gov/

Cannabis Regulations January 2019 Update
https://cannabis.ca.gov/cannabis-regulations/


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