No, the UAS program will not include helicopters/fixed-wing aircraft Staff will continue to utilize other aircraft types when collaborating with local and state agencies to address unpermitted cannabis cultivation. However, this is unrelated to this pilot program.
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The Pilot Program is for unpermitted cannabis only. This will include plants but may also include other violations such as unpermitted greenhouses, unpermitted grading, unpermitted electrical, etc. associated with the unpermitted cannabis cultivation.
Data will be retained consistent with current record retention policies and procedures.
A one-time cost of $10,000 which includes the tool and initial staff training.
This will be a general fund allocation and/or costs will be recovered through the issuance and payment of administrative fines associated to unpermitted cannabis enforcement activities.
The program will be operational approximately April 2022.
No, a search warrant is not required.
If an accident or disabling of the tool occurs, the cannabis program manager is notified immediately, and an incident report is filed with the County Risk Management Department. Additionally, as required by law, the FAA is notified within 10 days.