Agenda Item

1. 21-313 9:05 a.m. Public Hearing to consider MAJOR USE PERMIT (UP 19-47) on Thursday, April 22, 2021, 9:05 a.m., in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, 255 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport, California. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, meetings of the Lake County Planning Commission will be available for participation virtually via Zoom and in the Board Chambers subject to social distancing requirements. Owner/Applicant: Work Right Building LLC. Proposed Project: (1) Type 6 "Non-Volatile Cannabis Manufacturing License", (1) "Cannabis Processor License" and (1) Type 11 "Cannabis Distributor License" consisting of 48,100 square feet of processing area, 690 square feet of manufacturing area, and 1,810 square feet of distribution area located within an existing 60,000 square foot building. Location: 4615 Work Right Circle, Lakeport, CA; APN: 008-032-51. Environmental Evaluation: Categorical Exemption (CE 21-06). Planner

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    Jennifer Heiser almost 3 years ago

    Due to the impact on our community we need a full and current detailed environmental review. Concerns: This project borders residential areas. How will this impact the safety of our community and our children? Unpermitted construction began in March of 2020 and this continued until the County responded and Red Tagged the property. This is not the kind of neighbor that has proven themselves law abiding and safe for our community. There has been no current evidence provided on the impact of the water usage for the residents around this project. The well water report submitted was from 1997. There will be increased traffic and damage/wear to our roads. We already suffer from multiple yearly from rolling blackouts. How will this project further impact the surrounding community’s energy needs?

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    LCCA President almost 3 years ago

    Attached, please find our robust letter of support for the Work Right Building project.

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    Pamela Harpster almost 3 years ago

    As Branch Manager of the staffing agency, Management Connections, I have visited Pro Farms multiple times and always found their work environment extremely safe and clean. They provide sustainable jobs for over 120 people and follow labor laws. The wages, which include bonuses and benefits, are extremely fair. I have no doubt Pro Farms will soon be viewed as a major employer in Lake County who leads with inspirational and unique practices for both their employees and the community.

    Not only is Pro Farms an impressive employer, they are also a huge resource to our community. I am very impressed with their level of commitment to Lake County as they have embraced schools ad non-profit organizations with generous contributions that go above and beyond the regulated tax fees.

    From my viewpoint, there should be no hesitation in granting Pro Farms the needed permits to continue operating as we will, no doubt, all soon begin to consider them frontrunners in this emerging industry.

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    LC Chamber about 3 years ago

    Please see attachment.

    Attachments: Work_Right_Letter.pdf
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    Gary Deas about 3 years ago

    I am writing in support of the major use permit for Work Right / Pro Farms. Since they moved in last year they have diligently worked to be a "good neighbor ". I have toured the facility and am able to speak to the cleanliness and professionalism that I personally witnessed. The employees were engaging and polite. The leadership takes pride in setting the bar high because they know that business of this nature are in the public eye. The exterior of the building is clean. If you drive up to this once shuttered building you see no signs (or smells) of what is happening on the inside. Pro Farms is doing it right. We can only hope that as more of these types of businesses come to Lake County, because they will, that they are as concerned about their reputation and neighbors as Pro Farms is. I am impressed by this company.

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    Gary Deas about 3 years ago

    I am writing in support of the major use permit for Work Right / Pro Farms. Since they moved in last year they have diligently worked to be a "good neighbor ". I have toured the facility and am able to speak to the cleanliness and professionalism that I personally witnessed. The employees were engaging and polite. The leadership takes pride in setting the bar high because they know that business of this nature are in the public eye. The exterior of the building is clean. If you drive up to this once shuttered building you see no signs (or smells) of what is happening on the inside. Pro Farms is doing it right. We can only hope that as more of these types of businesses come to Lake County, because they will, that they are as concerned about their reputation and neighbors as Pro Farms is. I am impressed by this company.