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Citing abuse from commercial growers. From the Redding Record:
Citing public safety issues, the Trinity County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday repealed a year-old ordinance that allowed medical marijuana users to exceed state limits on how much marijuana residents could grow and keep.
After a public hearing at the Veterans Hall in Weaverville, the board voted unanimously to repeal the ordinance that was passed last fall.
“What we adopted last year ruined the fabric of the county,” said Supervisor Wendy Reiss, who voted for the ordinance last year.
I’ve said this before, but I strongly suggest that medical marijuana advocates find some way to address rather than dismiss all of these concerns. That’s a backlash now in two of the “emerald triangle” counties. According to the article, most of the speakers supported the repeal.
There’s a great photo through the link.
Message: Do not leave the polling place until you are sure about your vote.
Also, do not let them relegate you to a provisional ballot if they have questions about your registration. Demand a real ballot and don’t take “no” for an answer.
Addendum: Colorado voting machine impounded.
It actually hasn’t gone too badly for signs this time around. A few Redway signs have graffiti. I’ve had to replace a couple of signs. I’ve given up on a sign location up Alderpoint Road which was placed on a friend’s property. For some reason the signs just keep disappearing. Must be what is referred to on Star Trek as a “quantum event phenomenon.”
But Dennis Huber reports that his 4 by 8 Clif sign in Briceland was torn down this morning, with considerable effort as it had been supported by wooden beams. The sign is back up. However, the perpetrators succeeded in rendering the sign inoperable for hours, losing exposure opportunity for untold numbers of voters. Maybe it made the difference.
Still, it hasn’t reached the levels of last spring when people removed Clif and Estelle signs up and down Briceland Road and elsewhere. And it’s nowhere near the Prop 8 sign wars to our north.
Off forum an Estelle supporter asked me to “put up or shut up” about people on Estelle’s endorsement list who are no longer supporting her. Look, one such individual doesn’t want to make a production, and I don’t know if the others want to be public about it either. I did point out in a post last spring that George Munroe was on both Estelle’s list and Clif’s. Well, he has a letter in the local papers today in support of Clif.
It’s not a huge deal. There may very well be people on Clif’s list who have changed their minds. Unless the individuals inform the campaign, there’s no way to know short of calling everybody on the list. Maybe that would be a good idea, but not every campaign raises 150 grand in a month and has legions of volunteers crossing state lines to pitch for him/her. I would assume that Johanna, who was not a candidate in June technically speaking, probably started fresh. Anyway, it happens when you have two stages of an election. But I simply mentioned the fact that I recognized two (and I’ve since been informed of a couple more) names of individuals who are now supporting Clif.
Some of you watching the world series might have noted Clif’s advertisements. Apparently a national advertiser cancelled and Clif’s campaign was able to bag the spots for a bargain price. And he gets free spots for games exceeding four. The Phillies are ahead, so Clif’s supporters now have incentive to root for the underdog Devil Rays.
Those of you who picked up the local papers today know that all three campaigns invested in large ads taking up good portions of the pages. Honestly, I think Estelle’s black and white piece looks the best of the three. But don’t trust my tastes as a barometer of anything. For me Firefly was not only the best written science fiction series in television history, but probably in the top five series of any genre. But it couldn’t get the ratings to make it through half a season.
Addendum: For the cute anecdote file = recently Clif was walking neighborhoods and he came to a home where a child answered. The kid’s eyes widened and he yelled to his mother, “Mom, Pick Clif is here!”
Second addendum: Lots and lots and lots of letters to the Redwood Times yesterday about Estelle, Clif, and even a couple for Johanna. Also hospital board letters, and Prop 8 opposition letters including this one brilliantly crafted by a local blogger.