ONTARIO – The expansion of the marijuana industry and upgrades by two major employers triggered a modest spate of growth in Ontario since 2017, city records show.
“We are growing commercially and I think we will continue to grow commercially at a steady pace,” said Adam Brown, Ontario city manager.
Recent statistics generated by the Ontario Community Development Department show a significant boost in planning and zoning revenues, which translated into more cash for the city.
In the fiscal year of 2018-19 the city finalized 57 land-use actions compared to 22 during the 2017-18 fiscal year.
This includes conditional use permits, site development permits, rezoning, partitions, annexation and property line adjustments.
In the 2018-19 fiscal year, Ontario issued 16 conditional use permits, but only three during the previous two years.
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