I would like to thank Mayor Wade Nomura and our City Council for listening to the concerns of Carpinterians regarding the cannabis odor, including those of citizens who are having respiratory illnesses related to the cannabis farms. I also want to thank city staff for the numerous letters they have sent to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors over the last two and a half years, expressing the concerns of Carpinterians. Sadly, over and over the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors chose to ignore the letters.
On Monday, June 17, our City Council will be holding a special meeting for the public on cannabis concerns. City Council is planning to come up with a resolution which they will send to the Board of Supervisors. After two and a half years of ignoring these letters, maybe, just maybe, the Board of Supervisors will respond to our concerns.