The Hollister City Council on Monday night is set to consider an ordinance banning recreational marijuana sales in the city.
Among the cannabis matters at the 6:30 p.m. meet at Hollister City Hall, council members will consider consideration of an ordinance to ban recreational marijuana sales in the city. The agenda states council member will consider the first reading of an ordinance and hold a public hearing on the ordinance, which includes other regulations for cultivation, manufacturing and distribution that excludes retail sales in Hollister.
The council in December enacted an urgency ordinance, or temporary ban, related to recreational cannabis sales. It came weeks before the state was set to legalize such sales following voters’ approval of recreational cannabis sales in November 2016.
The council Monday is set to hear several appeals to denials of applicants seeking to be part of the local cannabis industry as well.
In other matters, the council will consider items related to building a “sports court” at Valley View Park, placing stop signs at Seventh and East streets, forming a General Plan Advisory Commission, enacting an ordinance addressing “aggressive” panhandling, and a loan agreement for a 49-unit senior housing complex.