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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/09/2017 01:31 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/09/2017 01:31 PM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM

Calaveras County Urgency Ordinance Extension Explained

San Andreas, CA...Calaveras County Marijuana Urgency Ordinance Extension Explained by Calaveras County District Two Supervisor Jack Garamendi.

More about Supervisor Garamendi from his website

Dear Neighbors and District 2 Resident:

I am honored to be your representative on the Calaveras Board of Supervisors for District 2.

Our district includes the communities of Calaveritas, Glencoe, Mokelumne Hill, Mountain Ranch, Paloma, Rail Road Flat, Sheep Ranch, West Point, Wilseyville as well as parts of San Andreas.

I would like to thank Supervisor Chris Wright for his service to our community. Chris has worked hard for Calaveras County, leading on issues such as establishing a Wild and Scenic designation for the the Mokelumne River, keeping our libraries open, advocating that our community plans be included in the County General Plan, establishing a temporary cannabis ordinance and helping our community recover from the Butte Fire. Thank you Chris!

I have worked hard to learn about the different communities of our district. Through campaign and community events, I have gotten to know many of you and we have discussed the variety of issues facing our community. The towns in District 2 all have unique characteristics and characters, but we share many common values and goals. We share a desire to make our communities stronger, healthier, happier and more secure. We want to maintain our rural character and independence, but recognize that none of the challenges we face as a community can be overcome alone. The Butte Fire is still very raw in our memories and our communities are still struggling to recover. Our recovery will take time, perhaps many years as we rebuild homes, work to prevent future fires and rebuild our infrastructure. Rebuilding must happen in such as way that we are stronger. It will take a steadfast determination to reach our goals, but together, we will get it done.

As many of you learned during my campaign, I am a fifth generation resident of Calaveras County, where my family settled over 150 years ago and began mining and raising cattle around Mokelumne Hill. I currently live with my wife of 20 years and our two sons in Paloma where we ranch and run a small business. I have a diverse professional background having served as an Officer in the US Army Reserve, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay and worked for the University of California where I began as a student at UC Berkeley and eventually became the Founding Vice Chancellor of UC Merced. My work experience taught me how to negotiate among varied stakeholders, how to include the community in decision making, how to encourage economic development and how to plan for the long term impact of current choices. I will use my personal history in the county and my professional experience to be an effective representative to the County and State on behalf of District 2.

I welcome your input and advice. My office is located in Mokelumne Hill and I will be available to meet to discuss issues that are important to you and discuss how we can make our district better. In addition, if you would like me to meet with your community, neighborhood group or group of friends, please let me know and I will attend.

I will keep my web site, up to date and you can also reach me at (209) 286-9003 or email

Thank you for your support and friendship and I look forward to working on the Board of Supervisors to serve our community.

John “Jack” Garamendi, Jr.

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Pot will grow Calaveras County
Posted on: 2017-02-09 13:34:45   By: Anonymous
  Edited By: thepinetree
On: 2017-02-09 13:56:57

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    Re: Pot will grow Calaveras County
    Posted on: 2017-02-09 14:00:07   By: Anonymous
    Yes, you have discovered the html page break. Very 1996 of you.

    Now you can stop.

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      Re: Pot will grow Calaveras County
      Posted on: 2017-02-09 14:02:07   By: Anonymous
      thanks for editing out the comment I was commenting on :)

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    Re: Pot will grow Calaveras County
    Posted on: 2017-02-09 14:12:14   By: Anonymous
    Jack thank you for the informational report and update. I truly hope the board will extend the UO and be able to provide funding to our Sheriff for enforcement. I also look forward to measure C funds used to keep our library open longer hours and provide salary increases to the officers who work tirelessly to keep our county safe. District Two is lucky to have your service!

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      Meet & Greet, No Info
      Posted on: 2017-02-09 14:48:28   By: Anonymous
      It looks like a wrong headline.
      Please do explain your position.

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      Re: Pot will grow Calaveras County
      Posted on: 2017-02-09 15:43:51   By: Anonymous
      Show some strength on this issue and help your partners on the BOS get rid of the crap growing all around us.

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    Re: Pot will grow Calaveras County
    Posted on: 2017-02-09 20:36:28   By: Anonymous
    Bull*bleep* I say it is and always will be about money, legal or illegal, pot is about money, all those for it have a profit to be made, they will do it anyway,

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      Re: Pot will grow Calaveras County
      Posted on: 2017-02-11 05:13:46   By: Anonymous
      Gee really Einstein, it's about money? Isn't any business about money? You are about as bright as a Black hole there partner. You should go back to school and run for class dunce, I'm sure you'd win hands down.

      Good God, they sure are dumb up here.

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Posted on: 2017-02-09 14:52:15   By: Anonymous
This explains NOTHING, like the poster above said, this is just a meet & greet with some guy named "Jack".

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    Re: "Explained"
    Posted on: 2017-02-09 15:40:50   By: Anonymous
    Ban the growing, run the dealers out of the county, their money is dirty. If you don't we are leaving and others either already have or will. Your honest tax dollars will go away. This is a no-brainer, have you read about the triple murder trial, pretty gruesome and would not have happened over grapes, garlic or onions. It will happen again. Work on the meth thing also, they are often the one's who steal the gateway drug to make money.

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      Re: "Explained"
      Posted on: 2017-02-09 15:42:27   By: Anonymous
      All very risky and some will hold the county responsible if they don't clean it up, get some Federal help, crap, they help everyone else. I don't like what this county has become.

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        Re: "Explained"
        Posted on: 2017-02-09 15:48:56   By: Anonymous
        We can't ask for Federal help. we're a "sanctuary state"....

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        Re: "Explained"
        Posted on: 2017-02-10 12:59:51   By: Anonymous
        Jack's stance for regulation, enforcement and tax collection should make sense then. Good to see logical thinking. Highly regulated but not banned.

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      Re: "Explained"
      Posted on: 2017-02-09 18:01:32   By: Anonymous
      How are you leaving again? Property values are horrible and will drop further. The abandoned grow properties will sit, unbought and uncleaned further dropping values.

      I have 4 grow operations within a half mile of my property, that's going to be great for my land values when they're banned, overgrown and those fences our county insisted on get destroyed from weather. Meanwhile our county will remain poor and getting poorer.

      I don't grow or use cannabis but to ban it is going to kill our county.

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      Re: "Explained"
      Posted on: 2017-02-09 18:29:26   By: Anonymous
      If those were illegal people would die. You're not paying attention.

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      Re: "Explained"
      Posted on: 2017-02-09 18:44:15   By: Anonymous
      I see you Prefer El Chapo to Al Capone.

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        Re: "Explained"
        Posted on: 2017-02-09 20:22:12   By: Anonymous
        Thank you for the explanation, some will never get it but this is what we've needed for years. The ban will do nothing but put us back to that useless war on drugs that hasn't worked for the past 40 years, why would we want to go back to something that didn't work. I don't do drugs and I don't smoke pot but I know what we had didn't work... Please do your best to make this work. Thank you

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          Re: "Explained"
          Posted on: 2017-02-09 20:34:20   By: Anonymous
          Bull*bleep* I say it is and always will be about money, legal or illegal, pot is about money, all those for it have a profit to be made, they will do it anyway,

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            Re: "Explained"
            Posted on: 2017-02-09 20:55:35   By: Anonymous
            I don't think plants have the same values as us.

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      Re: "Explained"
      Posted on: 2017-02-10 08:57:13   By: Anonymous
      Oh cool, you're leaving? Do you own property that I can grow weed on? I'll buy it if you do, and will even bring in some dopers... I mean some reputable people to help you move, free of charge, well not actually free, you'll have to supply cookies and munchies, and like red bulls or some type of energy drinks. Being medically sedated with medical marijuana because of back pain, yeah yeah, that's it, back pain, that's the ticket, my ambitious crew of will be more then happy to help you with your belongings and you can bet your eye teeth that you'll have everything safe and sound packed away. We growers have a reputation of having sticky fingers, but trust me, that's only from resin and nothing else.
      If you need my assistance, just look for me in front of the pawn shop in Sonora, I'm there 6 days a week.

      Jack Eng Karrs

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-02-10 10:48:16   By: Anonymous
Refreshing to have a supervisor so available and welcoming. Wish I was in his district!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-02-10 15:58:33   By: Anonymous
Nice of The Pine Tree to run a nice long campaign speech from Jack.

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Ban it
Posted on: 2017-02-10 19:35:04   By: Anonymous
We dont need this crap here, ban it.

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