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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 03:32 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/27/2017 03:59 PM
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Calaveras County Sheriff Rick DiBasilio On Marijuana & Calaveras Public Safety

San Andreas, CA...I have been repeatedly asked about Marijuana and the safety of Calaveras citizens. Last year the voters of California chose to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and to allow the small scale cultivation of marijuana. In addition, marijuana cultivation has now become a land use issue based upon decisions by the voters and the Board of Supervisors. In 2016, the previous Calaveras County Board of Supervisors chose to allow large commercial cultivation inside of residential areas of Calaveras County through an “Urgency Ordinance.”




The Sheriff’s Office firmly stands behind the need to remove commercial Marijuana cultivation from our neighborhoods. I believe growing large amounts of marijuana in neighborhoods in not safe and results in both violent conflicts and quality of life nuisances (noise/odor) that affect those who choose to live a quiet peaceful life in their homes and neighborhoods.

While much of the marijuana processes are now being handled through Code Enforcement and the Planning Department, the Sheriff’s Office will still actively investigate criminal activity involving marijuana and all other illegal drugs.

The Sheriff’s Office places our citizen’s safety first. We will work together with our citizens to keep them safe.

The Sherriff’s Office does not want/rely upon marijuana funds to operate our office and keep our citizens safe.

Whether marijuana is banned or regulated, it is up to the BOS to sufficiently fund the Sheriff’s Office to address criminal issues that arise within the community.

I also believe we should do everything we can through early education and to discourage Marijuana’s recreational use.


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Misappropriation of Funds
Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:00:53   By: Anonymous
 
So Sheriff, how are you going to pay back the funds that were earmarked specifically for commercial grower inspections that you used to pay for other sheriff's office expenses? That is "Misappropriation of Funds" which is against the law that you have sworn to uphold. Flip flop, flip flop...

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    Re: Misappropriation of Funds
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 18:47:49   By: Anonymous
     
    True fence sitters statement. No on B. regulate it, tax it, enforce regs. If we don't regulate it, asian cartels are going to be coming in waves. Protect our dogs.

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      Re: Misappropriation of Funds
      Posted on: 2017-03-27 19:56:37   By: Anonymous
       
      More fear mongering. People are waking up to your lies. Have you ever read the statements and comments on the Facebook Wall of the last District 1 BOS? Check it out some time. There is some real fear mongering going on there. I mean blatant fear mongering. All over cash flows.

      Go back to your safe room with your safety pin and hug your knees and cry for your mommy.

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      Re: "protect our dogs"?!? WTF?!
      Posted on: 2017-03-27 22:27:24   By: Anonymous
       
      You're a disgusting, racist fool.

      Look at Colorado-it is a FACT that their marijuana black market has exploded in the last two years. The myth that legalization will save us from the crime and greed of growers and addicts is just that-a myth.

      Yes on B. Save our county from bigots, lying growers, and thieves.

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        Re: "protect our dogs"?!? WTF?!
        Posted on: 2017-03-28 00:14:15   By: Anonymous
         
        Not true

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          Re: "protect our dogs"?!? WTF?!
          Posted on: 2017-04-07 23:05:26   By: Anonymous
           
          Well, black dogs, mainly


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    Re: Misappropriation of Funds
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 21:53:01   By: Anonymous
     
    Vote YES on "B"
    It's really that simple.

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    Re: Misappropriation of Funds
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 22:41:21   By: Anonymous
     
    You paid for only one year, right?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:08:05   By: Anonymous
 
You won't get a cent back! You took a risk, and the risk turned bad! Too bad sonny, you will have to find a real job! Cut your stinking hair, take a shower, and put some deodorant under your little arm pits! Too much for you, move back to live with Mommy and Daddy, they raised you to be a bum, lucky they still love their little pot grower, as hole!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:19:53   By: Anonymous
     
    You heard it everybody yes on B. You'll have no money for enforcement and we can blow it up everybody can grow thousands of plants and make tons of money. Please vote yes on B. It will be awesome unregulated grows everywhere marijuana as far as the eye can see. Wait to you see the type of quality people these grows will attract. Good job sheriff, yes on B

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      Re: Fear Mongering
      Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:29:48   By: Anonymous
       
      Fear Mongering will get you know where. How did eradication get funded since 1970? It was funded by Federal, State and County Taxes that is how. The DEA, CHP, CCSO and ACPD along with other Agencies worked together and helped each other on big busts and eradications. Then again you are obviously new to the area.

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        Re: Fear Mongering
        Posted on: 2017-03-27 20:51:55   By: Anonymous
         
        If they funded eradication we should get a refund. There has been more pot grown here for years than you can add up and they did not eradicate it.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:25:36   By: Anonymous
     
    Thank you Sheriff, maybe there is hope and we don't have to sell and leave the county after all. It is not at all what it used to be, the fire and then this ridiculous rush on the land to make dirty money. We do not feel as safe here now like we did when we first came here. Many growers are just not good neighbors or good citizens and they don't really have the compassion for the sick that they claim they do, they have a passion for easy and dirty money. Every strange vehicle that comes whether daytime or in the night make us very nervous. They come on your property and ask so many questions about where certain individuals live and even ask about grows, very scary related to what they are up to? Sometimes they have names, sometimes they don't but they definitely are looking for something. The increased traffic on right of way roads is ridiculous as well and also at all hours, not normal at all. The smell, yes, it makes some people ill.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:30:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Dirty RV parks have to go, no real sewer service, people relieving themselves outside all the time and some still running generators, polluting and very noisy at times, let their dogs run loose, it's crazy that this can be allowed, even in the country.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:41:38   By: Anonymous
     
    When are this years fees due, hope its before May 2nd, we will need the $$$ to clean up after these people leave???
    They will leave a huge mess behind.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:55:55   By: Anonymous
       
      No way! Of course they will clean up their mess, they are such good characters and respectful. You here them say it all the time. LOL!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 21:33:13   By: Anonymous
     
    Agreed, why would they get anything back. There were 4 fires caused related to marijuana which costs millions, 7 murders related to marijuana and money needed to prosecute, lots of environmental issues and the list goes on and on. That money all came from the general fund and they should have used permit monies since it was marijuana related. We owe them nothing. We don't want their dirty drug money.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 22:38:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Well stated......perfect.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-28 08:47:10   By: Anonymous
     
    Very angry and bias in your opinion of ALL growers. Do the business owning, high-ranking, clean-cut, deodorant wearing growing citizens of this county fall into this category? How about the brewers, distillers or vinos? Just because they cover their blatant overuse of their choice of relaxation with nice clothes and "business owner" bs ...... there are good and bad in any industry. It is now legal for recreation, whether you enjoy it or not. You are just showing how narrow minded , bitter and angry you are. It is here, it will continue to be here. The responsible thing would be to regulate it - well. Have it grown and processed in industrial areas or ag land, not in the neighborhoods. Educate your children - just as you should about alcohol uses, tobacco and any other drug. Don't do it - if you never try it you will never have to try and quit it. Also, teach your children that we live in America - you don't have to take part in anything you don't want to - but don't get to dictate how everyone else should live. (We all know there exceptions) take part in local and national elections. But don't be ignorant in thinking you are the only one who is right. Listen, try to play devils advocate. Come up with solutions. Just because they choose MJ over your 3 bottles of wine

    If B passes - the BOS will be happy to dictate and regulate something that is now legal by vote. They want to close dispensaries, make it illegal to travel through the county with it in your vehicle, and require you to build an outbuilding (just so happens you'll need a permit for that). It's a slippery slope folks....

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Perfectly Said!!
Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:25:33   By: Anonymous
 
The Sheriffs Office does not want/rely upon marijuana funds to operate our office and keep our citizens safe.

That is respectable!!

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    Re: Perfectly Said!!
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:34:45   By: Anonymous
     
    If I put up a building 11' x 13" I will probably get a visit from code compliance for going over 10' x 12', these growers put up anything and everything they want and no one does crap about it. And the fences, trailers, drying shacks and tents, the county looks like crap! Does not make you proud, what do you think BOS? Are you proud?


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      Re: Perfectly Said!!
      Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:51:56   By: Anonymous
       
      Very true, everything you said. Obviously the growers have no respect for the county, all it takes is a ride through the north county to see that. It is disgusting. And they have the audacity to set up a grow without being approved for their permit, grade without permits, etc. If the permit gets denied then they stall in court until they can harvest. They are dirt bags, for sure. I laugh my butt off every time I read something where a commercial grower says how all they want is to be good neighbors and obey the law, it is for patients, compassionate, blah blah. If they are such good people then why did they not follow the rules to begin with? Dirt bags for sure.

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    Re: Perfectly Said!!
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:39:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Sheriff, you get my vote!!!

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    Re: Perfectly Said!!
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 17:11:54   By: Anonymous
     
    THANK YOU, Sheriff Debasilio for your courage and heart to stand up for the health and safety of me, my family, my neighbors, our school children, our County's visitors...Yes on B.

    For rhe marijuana-bees, please stop lying about "Keep Calaveras Safe," and kick the habit or get a legit career. Your hobby is not wanted or needed in our backyard.

    Citizens in doubt about a ban should sit in front of the dispensary in Arnold and watch the "quality" folk with droopy drawers who ably make their way up and down the stairs there. "Medical" my a**. Looks like downtown Fresno coming to the Mother Lode.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-03-27 16:37:57   By: Anonymous
 
Hooray!! Get the commercial grows out of the neighborhoods!! Don't let the door hit you in the ass!!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 17:06:40   By: Anonymous
     
    Amen. Thank you Sheriff.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-03-27 17:08:42   By: Anonymous
 
This is certainly different from what all the No on B advocates have been stating is the stance of the Sheriff's Department. Where did they get the idea that the sheriff wants the ban to be turned down?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 17:15:21   By: Anonymous
     
    The marijauna-bees have big city lobbyists who get paid to creatively (or not) to lie in their campaigning. Don't get led astray by big money marijuana. Vote Yes on B.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-03-28 00:20:37   By: Anonymous
       
      Do you know how many billions were spent on the anti marijuana crusades over the years? Pro marijuana money is just a drop in the bucket, shoot just a molecule.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-03-28 07:37:09   By: Anonymous
     
    He was quoted at the Moke Hill town hall saying he had no funds to inforce a ban! It's on video!! This Sheffif has zero credibility.

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Flip flop flip flop
Posted on: 2017-03-27 17:38:19   By: Anonymous
 
I really wish you'd pick a side and stick with it Sheriff. One minute, you're pro, the next you're against. Stop being a politician and start being a freaking officer for the people. ALL of the people.

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    Re: Flip flop flip flop
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 18:45:17   By: Anonymous
     
    He's Macedo's puppet. He even has a square head.

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      Re: Flip flop flip flop
      Posted on: 2017-03-29 01:44:46   By: Anonymous
       
      Yep - Sheriff "B" does better when he has his words formulated by Captain Macedo. When he opens his mouth without a Macedo Script, he tends to find out what toe jam tastes like.

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Thank You Sheriff
Posted on: 2017-03-27 18:51:24   By: Anonymous
 
Thank you Sheriff for making your position clear on this very important issue that we are faced with. Many of us were feeling like you, our Sheriff, had abandoned us. In all my life I have never had a public official ask me how I was going to get them the money to do their job. That’s a disturbing question to ask your citizens especially when it’s not our job but the job of our Board of Supervisors as you stated in your letter. Anyway it’s great to know the Sheriffs Office does not want/rely upon marijuana funds to operate and keep citizens safe.

Sincerely,
Your Supporter


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    Same Person
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 19:11:00   By: Anonymous
     
    I'm sure most of you reading these comments realize as I do that it is the same couple people writing all of these comments over and over again, Bill's little band of followers...

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      Re: Same Person
      Posted on: 2017-03-27 19:24:10   By: Anonymous
       
      I call BS on you. I have yet to talk to a non-commercial grower who wants commercial grows in the neighborhoods. Not a one. That is because it is so obvious that to have them in neighborhoods is an insane idea. Unless, of course, you are making tons of cash of it. Then it apparently seems great. A-holes.

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        Re: Same Person
        Posted on: 2017-03-27 19:58:24   By: Anonymous
         
        I believe its the Caz group writing these comments

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          Thank youSame Person
          Posted on: 2017-03-27 20:55:09   By: Anonymous
           
          Sheriff we are so proud of you for backing the loyal citizens of this beautiful county. The special interest group is on notice we do not want or need your money. Go back where you came from we are taking our county back!

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So Relieved
Posted on: 2017-03-27 21:46:40   By: Anonymous
 
Thank You Sheriff for seeing the light. I am so relieved that you are putting the law abiding citizens before the drug money. Thank you for coming out and making it clear because so many people are confused with all the lies that are floating around the internet from the growers. They were using your name to promote their agenda and I was wishing we could vote on a new sheriff soon. Maybe now that we know the truth we don't need one. Thank you, Thank you what a breath of fresh air.

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    Re: So Relieved
    Posted on: 2017-03-27 22:00:29   By: Anonymous
     
    Haha one person writing 20 comments.

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      Re: So Relieved
      Posted on: 2017-03-28 09:54:00   By: Anonymous
       
      In your dreams...People are sick of this you may be surprised to find out how many people want this gone.

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Thank you, Sheriff-good, common sense commentary:
Posted on: 2017-03-27 22:22:05   By: Anonymous
 
I really appreciate your frank and candid commentary on the issue of industrial marijuana production in our county. It was short, sensible and to the point. I agree completely. I have no issue with anyone growing small amounts of marijuana in their backyards for personal use, whether they consider it "medicinal"or recreational. I don't want my beloved county,where I was born and raised, and where I raised my own children, to be fouled by the sickening greed of the addicts and growers. Thank you, sheriff, for speaking out on this important and historic issue.

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Not to keep flogging a dead horse, but...
Posted on: 2017-03-28 00:30:15   By: Anonymous
 
What's the deal with the size of his hands & the size of his head, they're blown-out of proportion. This picture really freaks me out.

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    Re: Not to keep flogging a dead horse, but...
    Posted on: 2017-03-28 04:07:06   By: Anonymous
     
    he is afterall an odd shaped fellow.

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      Re: Not to keep flogging a dead horse, but...
      Posted on: 2017-03-28 08:19:20   By: Anonymous
       
      I would rather stand in line at Sender's with our Sheriff then the smelly long-haired pot dealers that always seem to be in front of or behind me talking crap about how well they are doing and saying there ain't no one going to stop them.
      Yes on B!

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        Re: Not to keep flogging a dead horse, but...
        Posted on: 2017-03-28 08:34:02   By: Anonymous
         
        Or buying groceries on an EBT card then whipping out wads of cash to pay for alcohol, tobacco and other products ineligible for the welfare cards

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        Re: Not to keep flogging a dead horse, but...
        Posted on: 2017-03-28 08:37:56   By: Anonymous
         
        Those pot dealers help keep Senders open.


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          Re: Not to keep flogging a dead horse, but...
          Posted on: 2017-03-28 09:59:54   By: Anonymous
           
          Senders was started on good law abiding citizens who kept his business open and thriving for years before this pot rush. By standing up for growers he showed his loyalty to all who supported him for years. Businesses should keep their political feelings to their selves.

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            Re: Not to keep flogging a dead horse, but...
            Posted on: 2017-03-28 11:20:01   By: Anonymous
             
            the same law abiding folks including pot growers keep him alive today.

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              Re: Not to keep flogging a dead horse, but...
              Posted on: 2017-03-29 21:58:06   By: Anonymous
               
              He either has really big hands, or a small head, or both.
              But I totally see your point, it could be the camera's lens even?

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Meth
Posted on: 2017-03-28 09:10:43   By: Anonymous
 
When this issue is finally resolved, can we focus on the other issue in our county, METH.

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    Re: Meth
    Posted on: 2017-03-28 14:13:01   By: Anonymous
     
    ...and cat-juggling.

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Sheriff Rick , The Lying Two Faced Prick
Posted on: 2017-03-30 08:28:50   By: Anonymous
 


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-04-02 18:18:44   By: Anonymous
 
At the very least, our brave beloved Sheriff puts his name and face behind his words. We can't say the same for the rest of us! God bless you and your family Sheriff Dibasilio. I hope that you can continue to rise above - a sincere and loyal voting friend

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-05-24 18:32:08   By: Anonymous
 
Anonymous is totally wrong, I gotta agree with what anonymous said.

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