Cannabis Subcommittee

Public Meeting

The City of South Lake Tahoe City Council held a public workshop regarding retail sales of cannabis within the City of South Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Beach Retreat & Lodge located at 3411 Lake Tahoe Boulevard. in the Lakeview Ballroom.

The workshop was being held to receive public input and hold discussion on proposed cannabis uses, zoning and regulations within the City of South Lake Tahoe.

Video of Workshop

Related Materials

City Council and Planning Commission Special Meeting Workshop Agenda - February 20, 2018 (PDF)
February 20, 2018 Workshop Slides (PDF)
Cannabis Subcommittee Report (PDF)
General Planning Application (PDF)
Example: Desert Hot Springs Cultivation Orientation Packet (PDF)
Example: Hayward Commercial Cannabis Permit (PDF)
Example: City of West Sacramento (PDF)

The Cannabis Subcommittee is convened by the South Lake Tahoe City Council led by Council members Brooke Laine and Tom Davis.

The Cannabis Subcommittee will discuss a wide range of topics pertinent to the local cannabis policy for our community. The Cannabis Subcommittee's efforts will produce a set of recommendations that will provide a framework for the development of regulations for approval by City Council.

Previous Meetings

9 am- 12 pm

  • October 26, 2017
  • November 9, 2017
  • November 30, 2017
  • December 14, 2017
  • January 11, 2018
  • January 25, 2018

Agenda Packets

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Meeting #1 Agenda Packet (PDF)
Meeting #2 Agenda Packet (PDF)
Meeting #3 Agenda Packet (PDF)
Meeting #4 Agenda Packet (PDF) (this packet is large due to the buffer maps. Please contact the staff Liaison, Lisa Watson, if you are unable to download and view).
Meeting #5 Agenda Packet (PDF)
Meeting #6 Agenda Packet (PDF)


  • Christina Wilson
  • David Turner
  • David Orr
  • Devin Middlebrook
  • Elizabeth Hallen
  • Francisco Rodriguez
  • Jane Flavin
  • Jude Wood
  • Julie Garrett-Wright
  • Kelsey Magoon
  • Kevin McHugh
  • Natasha Schue
  • Peggy Eichhorn
  • Rosemary Manning
  • Sonia Rupp

The Subcommittee votes will not result in an ultimate decision on the cannabis regulations or laws in the City. Rather, Subcommittee votes will lead to the recommendations which Councilmembers Laine and Davis will provide to the remainder of the City Council.

Other Members

  • Council Member Brooke Laine
  • Council Member Tom Davis
  • Police Chief Brian Uhler
  • Staff Liaison Lisa Watson
  • Industry Expert Dustin Moore

The Cannabis Subcommittee will also share other relevant information for the public as that information becomes available. That information will be provided below.

California Cannabis Portal - Licensing Authorities Release Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations

Cannabis Interim Urgency Ordinance #1115 (PDF), adopted December 12, 2017

Cannabis Report on Status of Actions Following Adoption of Interim Urgency Ordinance No. 1115 Establishing a Temporary Moratorium on Cannabis Facilities, Activities and Uses Except Those Specifically Authorized by Article X of Chapter 6.55 of Title 6 of the South Lake Tahoe City Code (Posted/Circulated on January 16, 2018; Agendized for the January 23, 2018 City Council Meeting (PDF) 

Report to Council at January 23rd City Council Meeting (PDF)

The Cannabis Subcommittee has produced a set of recommendations scheduled to be presented to the City Council at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on February 6th, 2018:

Final Consensus Recommendations January 31, 2018 (PDF)