APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the Conservation and Development Director, or designee, to execute a community benefits agreement with SGI Pacheco, LLC, (dba Authentic 925), effective upon approval of a use permit, to pay the County amounts based on annual sales in connection with SGI Retail’s storefront commercial cannabis dispensary, Pacheco area.
Approval of this agreement will allow the County to receive on an annual basis, $150,000 or 1.5 percent of the gross profits, whichever is greater, from Authentic 925 to fund services and programs and for other purposes that benefit the community.
On June 26, 2018, the County Board of Supervisors (Board) adopted Zoning Ordinance Chapter 88-28 - Cannabis Regulation. Following that Board action, a request for proposals was issued by County staff seeking qualified applicants. Full proposals were received from 21 prospective applicants. Many proposals, including the proposal from Authentic 925, included voluntary commitments to make community benefit payments or perform other voluntary actions to benefit the community. A multi-departmental team of County staff scored and ranked each proposal. On December 10, 2019, the Board of Supervisors reviewed