A petition filed against the county by a local neighborhood group hopes to halt an approved proposed cannabis dispensary in Glen Ellen. It alleges the county failed to comply with its own municipal ordinance and guidelines.
“The group feels strongly that the Board of Supervisors has an obligation to protect Sonoma Valley residents by enforcing their published zoning codes and traffic guidelines regarding cannabis facilities within a 99% dominant residential community,” the petition read.
The petition was filed by Protect Our Sonoma Valley Family Neighborhoods, a nonprofit association, which objects to the operation of Loe Firehouse Dispensary at 15499 Arnold Drive, at the intersection of Madrone. The group lost an appeal in September that argued the same points as are listed in the petition, which the county received on Nov. 1.
The neighborhood group also is calling for an Environmental Impact Review (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) claiming such issues as “traffic, pedestrian safety and inconsistency with area plans” compel the county to conduct an EIR to “analyze environmental impacts and identify feasible mitigations and alternatives.”
Holly Rickett, deputy county counsel, said the petition does not prevent the dispensary owners, John and Samantha Loe (formerly John Lobro