Commercial Cannabis Permit Round 18B
Results of CCP Round 18B
The following cannabis businesses have been awarded Commercial Cannabis Permits by the City Council. They are:
- American Holdings-Microbusiness
- Aunty Honey's-Retail
- Empress Extracts-Cultivation
- Green Grizzly-Microbusiness
- Green Haven-Delivery
- Hayward Station-Retail
- Harrens Lab-Testing Laboratory
- Hidden Farms-Cultivation
- Jiva Life-Retail
- Mijosa- Cultivation & Manufacturing
- Stoned Age Edibles Company-Manufacturing
- Sticky Thumb Delivery-Microbusiness
- Vista Development Enterprises-Distribution
CCP RFP Application Period 18B Updates
June 4, 2018
March 1, 2018
Please note the following: The City will not be issuing any temporary permits. The City anticipates the next round of applications taking place later this year. Additionally, due to the total number of applicants and limited staff time, staff will not be holding office hours with any applicants during this process.
February 26, 2018
A public hearing regarding the taxation of cannabis businesses in Hayward is scheduled for the March 6, 2018 City Council Meeting. Interested parties are invited and encouraged to provide public comment. Materials on the proposed tax rates will be posted at hayward.legistar.com 72 hours prior to the meeting date. Meetings begin at 7:00PM and take place in the Council Chambers at Hayward City Hall (777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541).
Due to the overwhelming number of applications, the City had to rebid its application evaluation services contract. Staff anticipates having a new contract executed by the end of March, with the review of applications commencing in April.
December 15, 2017- RFP Notice of Intent & Question Due Date
Applicants who intend to submit an RFP for all business types must send an email to John.Stefanski@hayward-ca.gov by 5:00 PM PST.
Questions about this RFP process should be submitted by 5:00 PM PST. Questions must be sent via email to John.Stefanski@hayward-ca.gov Questions received after the above deadline will not be answered. Questions posed by phone or in person will not be answered.
December 21, 2017- Answers to Submitted Questions Posted
Answers to submitted questions are posted below.
December 22, 2017 - January 2, 2018- City Hall Closure
City Hall will be closed during this time. No applications will be accepted during this period.
January 12, 2018- Submission Deadline
Applications must be received by the City by 12:00 PM PST on this date. No late applications will be accepted.
Two physical (hard-copy) applications, as well as one electronic copy (in a single PDF file stored on a USB drive), shall be submitted by mail, courier, or in person to the following address:
Each application must be accompanied by a $5,000 deposit to cover the cost of processing and reviewing of the application. In accordance with the City’s current Master Fee Schedule, if costs for processing the application(s) exceed the $5,000 deposit amount, the Applicant will be billed for any additional expenses on a time and materials basis. Application fee is due at time of application submittal. Payment shall be made via check, money order, or cashiers’ check payable to the “City of Hayward”. Cash and credit card payments will not be accepted. Applicants will also be responsible for paying for their livescan background check.
General Conditions of Submittal
Applicants must adhere to the specified page limits for each section. Additional content that exceeds these limits will not be considered. Applications should be prepared in Times New Roman, 12-point font and should be single-spaced, with 1-inch margins. All tables, figures, graphics, etc. are included in the page limits, except where specifically noted otherwise.
By submitting a proposal, the Applicant represents and warrants that:
(a) The information provided is genuine and not a sham, collusive, or made in the interest or on behalf of any party not therein named, and that the Applicant has not directly or indirectly induced or solicited any other Applicant to put in a sham proposal, or any other Applicant to refrain from presenting information and that the prospective provider has not in any manner sought by collusion to secure an advantage.
(b) The Applicant has not paid or agreed to pay any fee or commission, or any other thing of value contingent upon the award of an exclusive operating area, to any employee, official, or existing contracting consultant of the City of Hayward.
All costs of preparation of proposals including travel for any interviews scheduled shall be borne by the applicants.
All proposals become the property of the City of Hayward. The City reserves the right to reject any and all submittals; to request clarification of information submitted; to request additional information from competitors; and to waive any irregularity in the submission and review process. None of the materials submitted will be returned to the bidder.
Information or materials submitted in response to this application will be stored on file with the City of Hayward, and may subject to the requirements of the California Public Records Act, or subject to public disclosure as ordered by a court of law. Proposed security plans shall be considered confidential.
The City reserves the right to request additional information not included in this application from any or all applicants.
The City reserves the right to contact references not provided in the submittals.
The City reserves the right to incorporate its standard agreement language into any contract resulting from this application.
Live Scan Background Check
Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their Live Scan background check with the Hayward Police Department, located at 300 W. Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94544.
Appointments for this service can be made by contacting:
Each background check will cost $58.00 which covers both HPD and DOJ fees. This can be paid by cash, credit card, or check.
For those applicants unable to do this locally, may also complete a live scan background check at any location where Live Scan fingerprinting services are available to the public. A list of these locations can be found at: https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations.
All Live Scan background checks must use this form:
Neighborhood Benefits or Improvements
Applicants are encouraged to review the Community Services Commission requests from non-profit entities for ideas on potential neighborhood benefits. This information can be found at: https://www.hayward-ca.gov/your-government/programs/social-service-program-grants.
Health Education and Prevention Strategies
Applicants can find information on existing local youth and adult health education and drug prevention programs at http://www.eyfconline.org/hayward-coalition-for-heathy-youth.