MORAGA — A giant sinkhole east of San Francisco got a balloon, streamers and a hand-lettered sign wishing it a "Happy 1st Birthday."
The East Bay Times (http://bayareane.ws/2mEP3qa ) reports Monday that the sinkhole formed last March at a major intersection in Moraga, which is about 25 miles east of San Francisco.
The town approved a $3.3 million fix to the sinkhole last May. But repairs were delayed following some red tape in the federal aid funding approval process. Town staffers say there should be a permanent fix by the summer.
The happy birthday sign was posted on the chain link fence behind an orange safety barrier surrounding the sinkhole that formed after a series of storms.
The Mendocino Heritage Act of 2016 would regulate and tax commercial medical cannabis activity in unincorporated Mendocino County. It was drafted by members of the local cannabis industry. The 60-page measure establishes:
Permits for cultivation, manufacture, transportation, distribution, testing and dispensaries with no cap on the number of permits.
A two-year residency requirement for all permits.
A 2.5 percent annual tax on the gross receipts of medical cannabis businesses.
Setbacks for cultivation and other cannabis businesses of 30 feet from a neigh-boring property line, 100 feet from an adjacent residence and 600 feet of a school or park.
Amendments by the Board of Supervisors starting in June 2018.
Butane hash production in industrial zones under standards set by the county.
A civil enforcement procedure for permit violations, removing law enforcement action.