There were resolutions the council passed unanimously that supported cultivation licenses.
Resolution 178 expresses support for the company Savage Gardens to be awarded a state cultivation license, so it can operate a cultivation business on California Avenue. The resolution also reiterates the city’s commitment to designate Savage Kollaborations, a company that formed Savage Gardens as a single-purpose entity, as the conditional redeveloper for the California Avenue Redevelopment Area. The city first designated Savage Kollaborations as the California Avenue redeveloper in a resolution passed Sept. 20.
Resolution 179 expresses support for the state to award a micro-cultivator license to Brightside Canopy LLC.
Ordinance 9, which council passed unanimously, authorizes the retail sale of marijuana within the city and expands the space in the city in which marijuana-business activities will be permitted. As Peyton said, the ordinance does not express support for any particular marijuana retailer to be awarded a license. The ordinance passed Monday overrides an earlier ordinance passed in August that prohibited the retail sale of marijuana within the city. That August ordinance, however, did establish both a 2% transfer tax on marijuana-cultivation sales and a 2% transfer tax on marijuana-retail sales.