Eureka City Council votes to eliminate cannabis RFP process

EUREKA, CA. (KIEM) – In an effort to navigate the growing cannabis industry, the Eureka City Council has unanimously voted to prioritize those who have licenses and site control while at the same time eliminating the traditional request for proposal process.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, multiple businesses owners and the public praised the council for putting the item on the agenda. After a long discussion of the current licensing process for cannabis retail shops, the overall consensus was to treat cannabis businesses like any other business, no cap on how many in the city and no additional rules that might limit the business owners success. While also placing other interested parties who might not be ready at this time in a lower priority queue

Council also authorized City Manager Greg Sparks to begin negotiations for the purchase of the old Chamber of Commerce Building on Broadway right next to the Harbor Lanes.