In advance of Planning Commission hearing, critic appeals latest approval and asks for operating permit to be revoked
A medical marijuana dispensary proposed for 118 N. Milpas St. in Santa Barbara has been the subject of a long-running dispute with a neighboring property owner. (Joshua Molina / Noozhawk photo)
The fight isn’t over yet for a medical marijuana dispensary planned for North Milpas Street on Santa Barbara’s Lower Eastside.
Pete Dal Bello, who owns property near the proposed site at 118 N. Milpas St., has filed a 21-page appeal letter of the most recent approval of the project, including 20 bullet points outlining why he believes dispensary owner Ryan Howe’s permit should be revoked.
Dal Bello cited reasons such as a lack of environmental review, failure to provide public notice, high crime in the area, along with several other allegations, including that “Mr. Howe’s character/management can’t be trusted.”
The Planning Commission hearing is Thursday at City Hall, 735 Anacapa St.