The face of ag department ministerial permits (not a good idea)

Neighbors respond to ministerial permits for controversial Bloomfield project

The ministerial cannabis application in Bloomfield is so controversial that Supervisor Rabbitt has scheduled a zoom meeting for Monday, the 11th at 5:30 p.m. Bloomfield is the poster child for the future of cannabis in Sonoma County. Making all cannabis applications ministerial is the proposed change to the Cannabis ordinance. Ministerial applications are processed by Staff and do not offer the opportunity for the public to seek revisions on a specific project. There is no nod to neighborhood compatibility with a ministerial application. Rabbitt’s letter to the core leaders of the Bloomfield opposition is below. You must RSVP for the town hall meeting by contacting Tina Thomas who will send you a confirmation email and agenda prior to the meeting. The link to the meeting is highlighted below. We think it will work on the 11th but probably best to RSVP Thomas.

                                        If you would like to read and sign Bloomfield’s petition, here is the link again. You do not need to be a resident of Bloomfield to support them.



From: Andrea Krout <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:57 PM
Cc: Tina Thomas <>; David Rabbitt <>
Subject: Bloomfield Town Hall with Supervisor Rabbitt


Thank you for contacting Supervisor Rabbitt about the cannabis cultivation zoning permit application at 6405 Cockrill Street in Bloomfield. Supervisor Rabbitt has arranged a virtual town hall using Zoom for January 11th at 5:30pm.  We have invited staff from County Counsel, County Administrator, Permit Sonoma and the Agriculture Commissioner office to join the town hall to address questions and concerns you may have regarding this application process and the proposed changes to the Sonoma County Cannabis Ordinance.

We ask that you kindly RSVP for this town hall by contacting Tina Thomas (copied).  This will allow us to troubleshoot any technical issues that may arise during the town hall and allow us to send you a confirmation email and agenda prior to the meeting. If you do not have access to Zoom, you may call into the meeting using the phone number listed below.

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Please feel free to contact Tina Thomas or myself if you have questions, concerns or if you need assistance using Zoom.

Best regards,

Andrea L. Krout

District Director, Supervisor David Rabbitt

Second District, County of Sonoma

575 Administration Drive, Room 100A

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

phone: 707-565-3754