The City of Madera is hosting public meetings for Standard Retail or Microbusiness applications during the month of August 2023, in accordance with Phase III of the City Council’s adopted Application Procedure Guidelines and Review Criteria. Please refer to the City's Event Calendarfor upcoming meetings.
The City Council considered and approved two Commercial Cannabis Business (CCB) permits for the City’s Social Equity Applications, completing part of Phase IV of the application process for Social Equity Applications pursuant to the City Council’s adopted Application Procedure Guidelines and Review Criteria.
Please note: Pursuant to the City Council’s adopted Application Procedure Guidelines and Review Criteria, being awarded a CCB permit does not constitute a land use entitlement and does not waive or remove the requirements of applying for and receiving permits for all construction including: electrical, plumbing, fire, Community Development Department permits or reviews, and any other permits, licenses, or reviews as deemed necessary by the relevant departments or governmental entities in charge of said permits. Nor does the award of a CCB permit guarantee that the plans submitted via the CCB application process meet the standards or requirements in MMC Title X, Chapter 3 and any other permit requirements from other City departments or agencies.
Monday, June 20, 2022: Permit Application window will close for all permit types
Jun. 21 – 23 - Phase I Determination Eligibility: City to send HdL applications, HdL to evaluate applications for completeness
Jun. 24 - 29 Phase I Notifications: Notices to be emailed to all applicants reporting status of eligibility. Applicants with Complete applications will be advised they are proceeding to Phase II. Applicants missing minor submittal requirements will be given five(5) days from the date of the email to submit required information.
Jun. 30 – Jul. 10 Phase I Appeal Request Period: Applicants may appeal to the City Manager within ten (10) days of the applicant receiving notice they will not move forward in the application process.
Jun. 24 – Aug. 19 Phase II Application Evaluation and Review: Applications assigned to HdL staff for evaluation and review
Aug. 19 HdL to transmit defined deliverables.
Aug. 20 – 26 City to review Phase II results
Aug. 26 Phase II Notifications: Notices to be emailed to all applicants reporting the status of their application. The top ten (10) applicants who score a minimum of 90% or higher may be eligible to advance to Phase III.
Aug. 29 – September 26 Phase II Appeal Request Period Applicant’s may appeal to the City Manager within ten (10) days of the applicant receiving notice they will not move forward in the application process.