According to the staff report, the proposed regulations are very similar to those adopted in the cities of Eureka and Arcata. Indoor grow areas will be limited to 50 square feet and no more than 1200 watts of lighting is allowed.
Cultivation of up to 50 square feet would be allowed in greenhouses, provided they are fully enclosed, secure and lockable and have a roof supported by connecting walls extending continuously to a perimeter foundation or equivalent base to which the connecting walls are securely attached.
Outdooor grows would not be allowed under the proposed regulations.
The city council is scheduled to adopt the proposed ordinance at the meeting on Jan. 15.
In other news, the Rio Dell is soliciting applications for the planning commission to fill three vacancies. Applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on Jan. 10.