Weather
The Pine Tree, News for Calaveras County and Beyond Weather
Amador Angels Camp Arnold Bear Valley Copperopolis Murphys San Andreas Valley Springs Moke Hill/West Point Tuolumne
News
Business Directory
Weather & Roads
Sports
Real Estate
Search
Weekly & Grocery Ads
Entertainment
Life & Style
Government
Law Enforcement
Business
Wine News
Health & Fitness
Home & Garden
Food & Dining
Religion & Faith
Frogtown USA
Legal Notices
Calendar
Polls
Columns
Free Classifieds
Letters to the Editor
Obituaries
About Us

Coming Soon...
Thursday, Aug 17
10:00 AM Summertime Tours
10:00 AM Summertime Tours At Angels Camp Museum
Friday, Aug 18
06:00 PM Sip N’ Paint with Artist Mary Sexton
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Aug 19
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
06:30 PM GABA Concert Series Live Music In Arnold
Sunday, Aug 20
All Day Make Plans To Play In The 2017 Sequoia Woods Men's Club Benefit Golf Tournament
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
01:00 PM 2017 Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament Sponsored by Sequoia Woods Country Club Men's and Wo
Tuesday, Aug 22
10:00 AM Marisolio Tasting Bar - Gluten Free & Fancy Free
12:00 PM Build your Wordpress Website
04:30 PM Freedom From Smoking Class Begins in July
Wednesday, Aug 23
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
Thursday, Aug 24
10:00 AM Summertime Tours
10:00 AM Summertime Tours At Angels Camp Museum
05:00 PM Murphys "Classic Car Night"
Friday, Aug 25
07:00 PM Music At Bistro Espresso
Saturday, Aug 26
04:00 PM Hoedown for Habitat
06:00 PM “Flight Night” at Tanner Vineyards Saturdays, June 24 – September 2
Sunday, Aug 27
04:30 AM Advance Your Photography
10:00 AM The Farmers Market At The Square is Back Every Sunday Till October
Tuesday, Aug 29
06:30 PM CHP San Andreas Hosts Teen Driving Class
Wednesday, Aug 30
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting

Search Announcements




Log In
Username

Password

Remember Me



Posted by: thepinetree on 09/30/2016 04:42 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/01/2016 11:27 AM
Expires: 01/01/2021 12:00 AM
:

Planning Director On Cannabis Database

San Andreas, CA...A great deal of controversy has arisen with the decision by the Calaveras Enterprise to publish the location of cannabis cultivation registration sites in the county. The Enterprise and many others submitted Public Records Act requests to review the files shortly after the close of the initial filing deadline of June 30th. Due to sensitive medical and personal identification information in the files, we refused access to the files, but the County has a legal responsibility to provide public records. We informed the requestors that once a database containing the information was developed, redacting medical and other sensitive information, we would provide that to them in-lieu of releasing the files for review.

CalaverasCountySeal



In order to minimize numerous future requests for similar data, which would have overwhelmed staff and created additional costs to the taxpayers, County staff decided to post the database on the Planning Department website. No information posted as a part of the data base is confidential and no medical privacy data which was not public record has been posted.

In my opinion, it was unnecessary and irresponsible for the Enterprise to publish the link to the data, but that was their decision to do so. They had the right to the information and the County had the legal obligation to provide it. While it raises some concerns regarding safety of growers and identification of the cultivation site as targets for robbery, cultivators are responsible for their security and were aware of that responsibility at the application stage There are already several existing sources on the internet where potential thieves can easily identify cultivation sites in the county. It is the illegal cultivation sites that are now most at risk of theft. An informed neighbor is likely to be a friend rather than a foe of a lawful cultivator.

The cannabis industry is transitioning from an underground, basically hidden, activity to one that is out in the open, and subject to all of the rules and regulations that other business and enterprises face. This includes regulation, taxation, and public scrutiny.

The Planning Department takes its responsibility for transparent government while protecting the public safety seriously. The registration process developed by the County brings cannabis cultivation out of the woods and into the public spectrum. I believe the general public health and safety benefit from such transparency.

Peter Maurer
Planning Director
Calaveras County


What's Related
These might interest you as well
Local News

Calendar

Photo Albums

phpws Business Directory

Web Pages


Mark Twain Medical Center
Meadowmont Pharmacy
Century 21 Sierra Properties
Bear Valley Real Estate
Bear Valley Cross Country
Cedar Creek Realty
Cave, Mine & Zip Lines
Fox Security
Bistro Espresso
Pinnacle Physical Therapy
Chatom Winery
Middleton's Furniture
Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Paul D. Bertini
Premier Properties
High Country Spa & Stove

Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway
Sierra Logging Museum
Calaveras Mentoriing
Jenny's Kitchen




Copyright © The Pine Tree 2005-2017