San Pablo questions proposed cannabis operation in Richmond

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San Pablo questions proposed cannabis operation in Richmond

San Pablo is not yet on board with a proposal in Richmond to allow a cannabis cultivation operation to construct a 96,000 square-foot light industrial building at 3445 Collins Ave., located near Richmond Parkway.

At its meeting tonight, San Pablo City Council is scheduled to vote on whether to send a letter to the neighboring city to request information on environmental impacts before the project moves forward.

“Recently, the San Pablo City Council has heard a variety of public concerns raised by residents over this proposed Project and use because of its close proximity to the City of San Pablo, and its residential areas,” according to the letter from San Pablo Mayor Genoveva Garcia Calloway.

The letter states a number of concerns such as the planned operation’s impacts on air quality, storm runoff, noise, security and traffic, as “the project is anticipated to create more than 100 trips per day.”

In the letter (posted below), Calloway requests the city of Richmond provide San Pablo’s council and public “full project details, proposed use details (including operation characteristics), and any impact analysis submitted or completed.”

The proposed project is the latest of several cannabis cultivation operations approved in Richmond, which recently opened the floodgates on cultivators in the city with the aim of capturing new revenue.

The San Pablo City Council meeting takes place tonight at 6 p.m., 13831 San Pablo Ave.

 

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