Narvaez added that he would like future applications for cannabis for adult use to require city council approval, instead of requiring approval from the city’s only planning commission.
Napa City Council Takes Action To Allow Cannabis Sales In City Adult Stores | Local News
“I support adult use. It’s not a question of whether or not we should [approve]”Narvaez said.” For me, it’s about more detail in the transition to adult use and how we partner with retailers. “
In addition, Narvaez said he believes the proposed moratorium is not a good idea because it “goes against the spirit of competition”. He added that “every business has been affected during the pandemic”.
Councilmember Mary Luros said she supports the amendment but does not support the moratorium. She suggested the city consider implementing a local equity program, which she described as “a program that provides assistance to people and communities historically disadvantaged and negatively affected by the construction industry. cannabis”.
Alessio, who voted against moving the amendment forward, said she wanted to understand several aspects of the amendment before moving it forward. She said it was important for city council to know whether or not it wants to tax sales of adult cannabis, and she also suggested that the city hold a poll to hear the opinions of Napa residents on the issue. proposed amendment.