Cannabis Equity Grant Program

Cannabis Equity Assessment Survey

The City, in partnership with SCI Consulting Group, is conducting a survey is to gain insights into the ways that cannabis policies have historically impacted the City and to gather ideas about how to develop and implement the City's cannabis equity program to best support City of Santa Rosa residents. Responses to this survey are anonymous and confidential; the results will only be presented in summary form without any identifying information. The survey should take about a few minutes to complete.

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The California Governor’s' Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) has provided the City of Santa Rosa with a Type 1 Cannabis Equity Grant Award, with the purpose of (1) understanding how cannabis criminalization has impacted communities in Santa Rosa and (2) developing recommendations and policies to inform the development and implementation of cannabis equity program. The Type 1 grant funding is intended for an equity assessment and/or to develop a local equity program. The City wiil submit periodic performance reports to the state on its program, with the deadline of the final report being Nov. 30, 2023.

Cannabis Equity Assessment means an assessment conducted by the local jurisdiction that will be used to inform the creation or revision of its local equity program, and that assessment may include the following: 

  • Reference to local historical rates of arrests or convictions for cannabis law violations. 
  • Identification of the impacts that cannabis-related policies have had historically on communities and populations within that local jurisdiction. 
  • Other information that demonstrates how individuals and communities within the local jurisdiction have been disproportionately or negatively impacted by the WoD.