SUISUN CITY — Landscaping, security and advertising were the issues addressed at Tuesday at the City Council meeting during a public hearing and discussion about three resolutions up for council approval concerning cannabis.
Shryne Group Inc. is under consideration to open a dispensary and distribution center on Railroad Avenue.
The proposals dealt with the business permit and site plans, amending the city zoning map to add a cannabis zone, and approving a development agreement.
They passed unanimously and will come back before the council again in the new year.
The Shryne Group already operates within California. The company wants to use the buildings at 521 Railroad Ave. to operate under the moniker Authentic 707.
“It’s the first cannabis application processed,” said John Kearns, senior planner for Suisun City.
The City Council has voted to allow three cannabis businesses in the city.
Returning City Councilman Mike Hudson wanted to know if there was an increase in traffic by the business, did the council have the ability to pull its permit.
Shryne Group will have to renew its permit annually, Kearns said.
Hudson was also concerned with Grange Middle School students having access to Authentic 707 when walking to and from campus.
Brian Mitchell of the Shryne Group and Vice Mayor Wanda Williams assured Hudson the security is tight and the students would not have access.
Resident Steve Olry wanted to know what impact the business could have on what he described as an “already skeletal police force.”
Police Chief Aaron Roth has reviewed the security plan and said the site would have 24-hour security. He said he didn’t think the business would affect the Police Department from a security standpoint.
There were also questions about how tall the trees will be that surround the facility. The city can dictate those terms as things move on.
Mitchell said the company’s biggest advertisement is word of mouth. Once the business opens, “word will travel fast,” he said.
He said the state has put the kibosh on cannabis billboards. The one at Highway 12 and Marina Boulevard, for a Rio Vista dispensary, will have to come down.
Williams, who has visited the Dixon dispensary operated by the Shryne Group, said her experience was similar to that of visiting an Apple store.
The cannabis is really no different than other businesses that operate in Suisun City, Mayor Lori Wilson said.