As you might know, there’s controversy in the City of Sonoma over something which the voters decided about years ago: cannabis businesses operating in the City limits.
When I say ‘cannabis businesses’ I’m not referring to the great Dispensary Controversy (that’s another topic) but rather the ability for well regulated business like: certification and testing labs, wholesale distributors or even co-packing operations.
These are examples of the types of cannabis businesses which the current City regulations prohibit from operating. Not only are the current regulations short-sighted, they limit the City’s ability to generate significant tax revenue, as well as provide jobs for local Sonomans.
Not too mention the fact the current regulations are a direct slap-in-the-face of the more than 60 percent of City of Sonoma Voters who support cannabis businesses in the City.
The response to this, in my opinion, is to say Yes on Measure Y. This simple adjustment to the City’s Zoning Regulations will allow cannabis-centric businesses to operate within the City limits. Where will these businesses operate, you ask?
In 2018, the City identified five properties within the City limits which meet all the rules zoning requirements IF Measure Y passes.
This is a simple economic decision for the City and the Voters: Yes on Measure Y means more tax revenue, more jobs and more businesses in Sonoma. I’m Voting Yes on Measure Y.
— Van Solkov, Sonoma