image71

IF WE WERE TO GROW TOMATOES!

OUR GREENHOUSE WOULD BE ALLOWED BY LAND USE PERMIT WITH ONLY A LANDSCAPE & LIGHTING PLAN.

NO PLANS REQUIRED FOR:


  • ODOR ABATEMENT
  • FENCING
  • SECURITY
  • ENERGY OFFSETS
  • NOISE REDUCTION
  • WATER CONSERVATION
  • TRANSPORTATION DEMAND
  • TREE PROTECTION


AS  WOULD OTHERWISE BE REQUIRED FOR REVIEW BY THE LAND USE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS OF THE CANNABIS ORDINANCE. REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE OF THE TYPE FOUND IN STRICTER CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATIONS.


Within the Santa Ynez Valley region approximately 98 % or 226,393 acres of land are zoned for agriculture.    Santa Barbara County Hoop Structures Amendment EIR.

 

Santa Barbara County Comprehensive Plan Policy: 


AG-1.A.:  Protect and Support Agricultural Land Use. Land designated for agriculture shall be preserved and protected for agriculture use; the integrity of agricultural operations shall not be violated by non-compatible uses.


The Santa Ynez Valley Community Plan Policies:


LUA-SYV-2: Land designated for agriculture within the Santa Ynez Valley shall be preserved and protected for agricultural use.


The County Right To Farm Ordinance states as its purpose:


"protect agricultural land uses on land designated...A-1 or A-2...from conflicts with non-agricultural land uses that may result in financial hardship to agricultural operators or the termination of their operation."   


It further states that farming activity cannot be a public nuisance if all of the following factors are met:


  1. The activity is in support of an agricultural commodity.
  2. The agricultural activity is commercial in nature.
  3. The activity is conducted "in a manner consistent with proper and accepted customs and standards as established and followed by similar agricultural operations in the same locality.
  4. The farming activity must have been in operation for at least 3 years; and
  5. The farming activity was not a nuisance at the time it began.


Santa Barbara County Ordinance #3778, dated August 29, 1989.


The County Cannabis Ordinance overrides the Right To Farm Ordinance in that it imposes further requirements on cannabis cultivation sites that a tomato or other crop cultivator would not have to consider. Thereby the County has assured residential uses within and adjacent to AG-1 properties that cannabis cultivation impacts would be reduced to less than significant.