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AP9.5.17 <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS -2925 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SANTA ANA AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF <br />CHAPTER 18 OF THE SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL CODE <br />PERTAINING TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA COLLECTIVES <br />(SECTION 18-613 AND SECTION 18-617.1 OF ARTICLE <br />XIII OF CHAPTER 18) <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA HEREBY ORDAINS AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br />Section 1. The City Council of the City of Santa Ana hereby finds, determines <br />and declares as follows: <br />A. On November 4, 2014, Santa Ana voters approved Santa Ana's Medical <br />Marijuana Regulatory Program ordinance ("Measure BB") allowing up to twenty <br />(20) medical marijuana retail cannabis collectives/cooperatives ("dispensaries"). <br />B. Following the adoption of Measure BB, the provisions of the measure were <br />codified in Chapters 18 and 21 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code. The City also <br />established an implementation plan, enforcement program, administrative <br />policies, and best practices. <br />C. On June 20, 2017, the City of Santa Ana adopted an Ordinance (Ordinance <br />No. 2918) amending Chapter 18 to allow the following modifications to the <br />existing medical marijuana ordinance/Measure BB: 1. Increased signage <br />opportunities, 2. Increased hours of operation, 3. Eliminate cash reserve limits, 4. <br />Allow delivery services, 5. Guidelines for Financial audit requirements, 6. <br />Adoption of administrative procedures, 7. Added definitions to the ordinance, 8. <br />Allowed Transferability of Collective/Cooperative Business License. The <br />amendments will take effect on August 5, 2017. <br />D. Following the June 20, 2017 City Council adoption of Ordinance No. 2918, <br />additional amendments were identified to address a small error in the signage <br />provisions and to ensure timelier submittal of Regulatory Safety Permit (RSP) <br />applications. <br />E. All provisions of the Santa Ana Municipal Code which are repeated herein are <br />repeated solely in order to comply with the provisions of section 418 of the <br />Charter of the City of Santa Ana. Any such restatement of existing provisions of <br />the Code is not intended, nor shall it be interpreted, as constituting a new action <br />or decision of the City Council, but rather such provisions are repeated for <br />tracking purposes only in conformance with the Charter. <br />Ordinance No, NS -2925 <br />Page 1 of 6 <br />