Aurora Begins Process To Consider Sale of Recreational Cannabis

AURORA, IL - The State of Illinois has approved the retail sale of adult recreational cannabis in Illinois. The City of Aurora has done extensive research on the matter in preparation of presenting comprehensive details to the Aurora City Council and the general public. Prior to voting on a final decision, the City is taking a two-prong approach:

Proposing to initiate a public hearing to consider the revisions to Aurora's zoning ordinance Proposing an ordinance amendment that allows the City to be prepared to accept an excise tax if the final decision is in the affirmative. ZONING ORDINANCE REVISION A “Resolution Initiating a Public Hearing to Consider the Revisions to Aurora's Zoning Ordinance” was presented to the Building, Zoning and Economic Development (BZE) Committee recently. This measure begins the committee process to seek approval of even holding a public hearing on the matter. The resolution was discussed at the Committee of the Whole Meeting on September 17 and approved at the full City Council Meeting on September 24. A PUBLIC HEARING will be scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at the Planning Commission meeting at Aurora City Hall, 44 E. Downer Place. Following the public hearing, the resolution will be addressed at the BZE Committee on Thursday, October 10, the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, October 15 and a final vote at the full City Council on Tuesday, October 22. The final vote on the ordinance revision dictates the City’s participation in the sale of adult recreational cannabis.

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