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(A) A permitted commercial cannabis business shall implement sufficient security measures to deter and prevent the unauthorized entrance into areas containing cannabis or cannabis products, and to deter and prevent the theft of cannabis or cannabis products at the commercial cannabis business. Except as may otherwise be determined by the city manager or his or her designee(s), these security measures shall include, but shall not be limited to, all of the following and are considered in addition to the best practices identified in the guidelines for issuance of a cannabis business permit and/or conditions imposed as part of the discretionary land use permit approval:
(1) Alarm system (perimeter, fire, and panic buttons).
(2) Remote monitoring of alarm systems by licensed security professionals and first responders (Knox box, etc.).
(3) Perimeter lighting systems (including motion sensors) for after-hours security.
(4) Perimeter security and lighting as approved by the police chief, community development department or his or her designee.
(5) Preventing individuals from remaining on the premises of the commercial cannabis business if they are not engaging in an activity directly related to the permitted operations of the commercial cannabis business.
(6) Establishing limited access areas accessible only to authorized commercial cannabis business personnel.
(7) Plan for cash handling as relevant to manufacturing, testing, and distribution operations.
(8) Except for live growing plants which are being cultivated at a cultivation facility, all cannabis and cannabis products shall be stored in a secured and locked vault or vault equivalent. All safes and vaults shall be compliant with Underwriter Laboratories burglary-resistant and fire-resistant standards. All cannabis and cannabis products, including live plants that are being cultivated, shall be kept in a manner as to prevent diversion, theft, and loss.
(9) Installing 24-hour security surveillance cameras of at least HD-quality to monitor all entrances and exits to and from the premises, all interior spaces within the commercial cannabis business which are open and accessible to the public, all interior spaces where cannabis, cash or currency, is being stored for any period of time on a regular basis and all interior spaces where diversion of cannabis could reasonably occur. All cameras shall record in color. All exterior cameras shall be in weatherproof enclosures, shall be located so as to minimize the possibility of vandalism, and shall have the capability to automatically switch to black and white in low light conditions. The commercial cannabis business shall be responsible for ensuring that the security surveillance camera’s footage is remotely accessible by the city manager or his or her designee(s), and that it is compatible with the city’s software and hardware. In addition, remote and real-time, live access to the video footage from the cameras shall be provided to the city manager or his or her designee(s). Video recordings shall be maintained for a minimum of 90 days and shall be made available to the city manager or his or her designee(s) upon request. Video shall be of sufficient quality for effective prosecution of any crime found to have occurred on the site of the commercial cannabis business, and shall be capable of enlargement via projection or other means. Internet protocol address information shall be provided to the Oxnard police department by the commercial cannabis business, to facilitate remote monitoring of security cameras by the department or its designee.
(10) Sensors shall be installed to detect entry and exit from all secure areas, and shall be monitored in real time by a security company licensed by the State of California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
(11) Panic buttons shall be installed in all commercial cannabis businesses with direct notification to Oxnard police department dispatch, and shall be configured to immediately alert dispatch for the Oxnard police department.
(12) Having a professionally installed, maintained, and monitored real-time alarm system by a security company licensed by the State of California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
(13) Any bars installed on the windows or the doors of the commercial cannabis business shall be installed only on the interior of the building.
(14) Security personnel shall monitor premises in accordance with a security plan as authorized by the city manager or his or her designee(s), and must have a verified response security patrol when closed. Security personnel must be licensed by the State of California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services personnel and shall be subject to the prior review and approval of the city manager or his or her designee(s), with such approval not to be unreasonably withheld. Firearms may be carried by security personnel while they are on duty if authorized by the police chief.
(15) Each commercial cannabis business shall have the capability to remain secure during a power outage and shall ensure that all access doors are not solely controlled by an electronic access panel to ensure that locks are not released during a power outage.
(16) Entrance areas are to be locked at all times and under the control of a designated responsible party that is either: (a) an employee of the commercial cannabis business; or (b) a licensed security professional.
(17) Each commercial cannabis business shall have an accounting software system in place to provide point of sale data as well as audit trails or both product and cash, where applicable.
(18) Each commercial cannabis business shall demonstrate to the police chief, city manager or their designees compliance with the State’s track and trace system for cannabis and cannabis products, as soon as it is operational.
(19) Each commercial cannabis business shall have state of the art network security protocols in place to protect computer information and all digital data.
(20) Exterior vegetation shall be planted, altered and maintained in a fashion that precludes its use as a hiding place for persons on the premises.
(B) Each commercial cannabis business shall identify a designated security representative/liaison to the City of Oxnard, who shall be reasonably available to meet with the city manager or his or her designee(s) regarding any security related measures and/or operational issues. The designated security representative/liaison shall, on behalf of the commercial cannabis business, annually maintain a copy of the current security plan on the premises of the business, to present to the city manager or his or her designee upon request that meets the following requirements:
(1) Confirms that a designated manager will be on duty during business hours and will be responsible for monitoring the behavior of employees.
(2) Identifies all managers of the commercial cannabis business and their contact phone numbers.
(3) Confirms that first aid supplies and operational fire extinguishers are located in the service areas and the manager’s office.
(4) Confirms that burglar, fire, and panic alarms are operational and monitored by a licensed security company 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and provides contact information for each licensed security company.
(5) Identify a sufficient number of licensed, interior and exterior security personnel who will monitor individuals inside and outside the commercial cannabis business, the parking lot, and any adjacent property under the business’s control.
(6) Confirm that the licensed security personnel shall regularly monitor the parking lot and any adjacent property to ensure that these area are: (a) free of individuals loitering or causing a disturbance; (b) are cleared of employees and their vehicles one-half hour after closing.
(C) As part of the application and permitting process, each commercial cannabis business shall have a storage and transportation plan, which describes in detail the procedures for safely and securely storing and transporting all cannabis, cannabis products, and any currency.
(D) The commercial cannabis business shall cooperate with the city whenever the city manager or his or her designee(s) makes a request, without prior notice, to inspect or audit the effectiveness of any security plan or of any other requirement of this article. Prevention fire inspectors shall be allowed access to audit buildings for fire life safety concerns on a yearly basis or as determined necessary per the fire marshal.
(E) A commercial cannabis business shall notify the city manager or his or her designee(s) within 24 hours after discovering any of the following:
(1) Significant discrepancies identified during inventory. The level of significance shall be determined by the regulations promulgated by the city manager or his or her designee(s).
(2) Diversion, theft, loss, or any criminal activity involving the commercial cannabis business or any agent or employee of the commercial cannabis business.
(3) The loss or unauthorized alteration of records related to cannabis, customers or employees or agents of the commercial cannabis business.
(4) Any other breach of security.
(F) Compliance with the foregoing requirements shall be verified by the city manager or his or her designee prior to commencing business operations. The city manager or his or her designee may supplement these security requirements once operations begin, subject to review by the city manager if requested by the business owner.
(Ord. No. 2960, 2994)