Motion: City Council approved three amendments to Text Amendment 11 on first reading: the technical clarifications, the amendment requiring a zoning permit with informational notice (ZPIN) for all buildings using the small lot parking exemption and an amendment to the preamble addressing the City’s commitment to address parking demands more comprehensively. We urge City Council to vote to approve these three amendments at final reading.
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( All RNOs should send a representative to this meeting.) Above is the link to the Excise and Policies Draft Hearing Policies and Procedures for your review prior to the meeting this Saturday and the explanation for the proposed changes. Please review prior to the meeting so that we will prepared for the presentation. Thank you. Margie
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Chair Margie Valdez convened the meeting of the INC Zoning and Planning Committee and led an internal discussion of committee members about several important ongoing topics:
There is a well balanced citizen advisory group working to recommend regulations and procedures to the Department of Excise and Licenses to implement Initiative 300, which Denver voters passed in November 2016, regarding social consumption of marijuana. Margie, who is a member of the advisory group, mentioned the following:
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This case presents several precedent-setting issues of state-wide importance about the integrity of the local land use planning and quasi-judicial rezoning process, which affect all local government officials and Colorado property owners in zoned communities.
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The Denver group tasked with shaping how Initiative 300 should roll out might want to leave one issue to city regulators and elected officials: Should business patrons be able to consume cannabis and alcohol under the same roof?
The Social Consumption Advisory Committee wrestled with that question Wednesday during its third meeting on suggested rules for social cannabis consumption permit seekers. The choice on whether people can dual consume in businesses might ultimately be made by elected officials.
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Technically, short-term rentals of less than 30 days weren’t allowed under city ordinance before the new regulations were approved. But the practice had flourished in the city before regulators caught up, so officials still are working to get the majority of hosts to comply.
So far, Rowland said, the city has issued 947 short-term rental licenses — more than double the 420 that had been issued by late December.
But a key restriction in Denver’s ordinance is forcing many hosts who rent out second homes or investment properties to make a choice: change how they operate, or flout the law. Denver’s rules allow short-term rentals only for primary residences and separate dwelling units on the same property, such as a carriage house.
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The bill authorizes the operation of a private marijuana club (club)
only if the local jurisdiction has authorized clubs. A club must meet the
! All members and employees of the club must be 21 years
of age or older;
! A club owner must be a resident of Colorado for at least 2 years prior to owning the club;
! The club’s employees must be Colorado residents;
! The club cannot sell or serve alcohol or food;
! A club owner shall not sell marijuana on the premises; and
! A club owner shall not permit the sale or exchange of
marijuana for remuneration on the premises.
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