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Contact Information for elected officials:

Sonoma County Supervisors

Susan Gorin, District 1: Susan.Gorin@sonoma-county.org
District Director: Pat.Gilardi@sonoma-county.org

David Rabbitt, District 2: David.Rabbitt@sonoma-county.org
District Director: Andrea.Krout@sonoma-county.org

Shirlee Zane, District 3: Shirlee.Zane@sonoma-county.org
District Director: Michelle.Whitman@sonoma-county.org

James Gore, District 4: James.Gore@sonoma-county.org
District Director:  Jenny.chamberlain@sonoma-county.org

Lynda Hopkins District 5: Lynda.Hopkins@sonoma-county.org
District Director: Susan.Upchurch@sonoma-county.org

Address all Sonoma County Supervisors

Other Sonoma County Officials

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

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

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

Permit Resource Management Department (PRMD)
Mail letters to:

Permit Resource Management Department
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

MEDICAL MARIJUANA AD HOC COMMITTEE
Susan Gorin and Lynda Hopkins as listed above
Mail letters to:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA 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.

Other jurisdictions Links:

Cannabis Law By County:

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

Other Informational Links:

OCR: What are the marijuana laws in your California city? Explore our database of local cannabis policies:

Indicative of how the County is “overselling”, or has been oversold, how many growers they need.  Paper from UC Davis, a very trusted AG
Only the 5% – 6% currently grown in Sonoma County is deemed legal grow and sell in the ordinance (Medical Cannabis).  So instead of needing 500 acres, all that is needed is 25 – 30 acres.  Between Sonoma County and Santa Rosa, there is currently 60 acres in permit applications, twice what is needed:

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

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 vesta@sonic.net, for articles, see here

Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Petaluma Argus-Courier
http://www.petaluma360.com

Send letters to matt.brown@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/

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

Search Outlet for “cannabis”

Other area groups engaged in similar issues:

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/

National groups

Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM) :
https://calmca.org