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Posted on: December 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 1-12-2021 Hemp Ordinance Public Hearing Notice

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Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to Chapter II of the Nevada County Land Use and Development Code Section L-II 3.3 and Section L-II 6.1 regarding banning Industrial Hemp. The amendments include the following:

1) Add the definition of Industrial Hemp to Section L-II 3.3, subsection B. 2) Add the prohibition of Industrial hemp in all zoning districts. 3) Clarify that Crop and Tree Farming, Section L-II 3.3; C (1) does not include the cultivation of Industrial Hemp. 4) Add the definition of Industrial Hemp to Section L-II 6.1, subsection I. 5) Clarify that the definition of Nursery, Retail and Nursery Wholesale, Section L-II 6.1, subsection N, does not include Industrial Hemp

In adherence to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines as outlined by the Nevada County Public Health Department, please see the January 12, 2021 agenda after posting; call the Clerk of the Board at (530) 265-1480; or email for the most updated information regarding the location of the meeting, and the various options being made available for members of the public to provide public comment. Members of the public may submit written comments (an original and 9 copies) to the Clerk of the Board no later than 8:00 a.m. the morning of the noticed meeting in order for the correspondence to become part of the public record.

If approved, the amended ordinance will become effective 30 days after the adoption of the resolution. A copy of the agenda packet and all documents on which the proposed amendments will be available for public review at the following link:

If you challenge the proposed amendments in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors at, or prior to, the public hearing.

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