ORDINANCE NO. 1097 (2019) AN ORDINAN

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ORDINANCE NO. 1097 (2019) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CRAIG, COLORADO REFERRING A QUESTION TO THE REGISTERED VOTERS APPROVING RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION BUSINESSES, RETAIL MARIJUANA MANUFACTURING BUSINESSES, RETAIL MARIJUANA TEST FACILITIES, AND RETAIL MARIJUANA OFF-PREMISES STORAGE BUSINESSES IN THE CITY OF CRAIG AND SETTING A BALLOT QUESTION FOR THE NOVEMBER 5, 2019 COORDINATED ELECTION. RECITALS WHEREAS, Colorado voters approved the adoption of Amendment 64 at the general election held on November 6, 2012, thereby adding Article XVIII, Section 16 entitled Personal Use and Regulation of Marijuana to the Colorado Constitution; and WHEREAS, Amendment 64 provides for the state licensing and regulation of recreational marijuana establishments, including retail marijuana cultivation businesses, retail marijuana manufacturing businesses, retail marijuana test facilities and retail marijuana off-premises storages businesses; and WHEREAS, Amendment 64 allows a locality to prohibit the sale of marijuana through retail stores through enactment of an ordinance, which the City of Craig did when it enacted Ordinances 1030 (2013) and 1038 (2014); and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Craig is of the opinion that the City Council should refer a ballot question to the registered voters residing within the City of Craig at the November 5, 2019 coordinated election concerning approval of retail marijuana cultivation businesses, retail marijuana manufacturing businesses, retail marijuana test facilities and retail marijuana off-premises storages businesses in the City of Craig; and WHEREAS, upon approval of the ballot question if approved by the registered voters the City Council for the City of Craig will adopt an ordinance enacting the City's Retail Marijuana Establishment Ordinance by adopting Chapter 5.70 entitled "Marijuana, Operation of Retail Marijuana Establishments" and repealing Chapter 5.60 entitled "Marijuana, Operation of Commercial Marijuana Establishments Prohibited" of the Craig Municipal Code. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CRAIG AS FOLLOWS: 1.The City Council deems it appropriate to publish the title of this Ordinance, together with a summary of the Ordinance and with the statement that the text is available for public inspection and acquisition in the office of the City Clerk. READ, APPROVED AND ORDERED PUBLISHED ON FIRST READING THIS 13TH DAY OF AUGUST, 2019 BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CRAIG, COLORADO. Jarrod Ogden, Mayor ATTEST: Liz White, City Clerk Published in the Craig Press on August 16, 2019. 0000470383