Wildomar doubles budget for CEQA negative declaration for cannabis ordinance

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The Wildomar City Council narrowly approved more funding pertaining to a cannabis ordinance being developed by city staff to comply with a California Supreme Court ruling that all municipalities in the state must include a CEQA review in their cannabis ordinances. Courtesy photo
The city of Wildomar approved another $56,000 Wednesday, Nov. 13, to adhere to a recent California Supreme Court case that ruled that all municipalities in the state must include a CEQA review in their cannabis ordinances. The council and city staff have been working on putting together an ordinance for the city and had originally budgeted $50,000 for the project. The decision means $56,000 from the city’s General Fund balance was appropriated to prepare the required negative declaration for the cannabis code amendment. According to the city’s planning director, Matt Bassi, it would then be open to potential lawsuits. “If the council does end up approving this funding, and we go forward with the negative declaration, just like any other action by council, it can be challe
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