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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/08/2017 04:25 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/08/2017 04:25 PM
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Response to Allegations of Misappropriation of Cannabis Funds ~ By Timothy Lutz County Administrative Officer

San Andreas, CA...A recent article reported on Capital Public Radio, and covered by other media outlets erroneously states that funds tied to the County’s cannabis regulatory program have been misspent by some County Departments, most notably the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department.





The County believes the cannabis regulatory program fee fund has properly been used to fund the regulatory program costs and the revenue that the County has received through the voter approved Measure C tax, along with other discretionary General Fund revenues, have been properly used to fund any ancillary and non-regulatory program costs incurred. The County continues to update and formalize processes and procedures for the 2016 Cannabis Urgency Ordinance, which will be adopted by the Board of Supervisors where necessary, while a proposed ban ordinance makes its way through the approval process.

In reference to the August 8, 2017 Closed Session item of the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors, we cannot comment on the content of any closed session item, so no further comment will be made.


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"The County believes"
Posted on: 2017-08-08 17:04:54   By: Anonymous
 
...and what's really going on.

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    Re: "The County believes"
    Posted on: 2017-08-08 17:18:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Trying to run the dirties out of town

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      Re: "The County believes"
      Posted on: 2017-08-08 17:26:02   By: Anonymous
       
      that's icky.

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        Re: "The County believes"
        Posted on: 2017-08-08 18:22:25   By: Anonymous
         
        No that's sticky, like my 11 foot tall plants.
        But no worries, no illegal immigrates were hired to do any
        trimming, unlike the vineyard owners also paying slave wages, unless you lazy democrats want to work?
        Just like LYING CHEATING CORRUPT HILLARY, YOU TOO ARE JUST SITTING ON THE COUCH HA HA HA HA HA HA

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          Re: "The County believes"
          Posted on: 2017-08-08 18:25:36   By: Anonymous
           
          Did you pay any IRS or state income taxes last year?

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            Re: "The County believes"
            Posted on: 2017-08-09 04:29:25   By: Anonymous
             
            Why would I pay taxes on something I did NOT and do NOT sell?
            Some of us use marijuana as medicine (but I really do hate the feeling it gives me) but I use it at night when I'm home and won't be going out and it works were nothing else ever has.

            PS The plants are beautiful looking before they bud.....but the smell, phew

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            Re: "The County believes"
            Posted on: 2017-08-09 08:16:06   By: Anonymous
             
            Time for the good people to sue the CCA and the BOS (County) for allowing these real damages to continue on and get even worse every day. What has this done to real estate values and our quality of life in this county?


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          Re: "The County believes"
          Posted on: 2017-08-09 09:16:25   By: Anonymous
           
          Why is it that you are still talking about Hillary? Focus on Trump and what is doing to our nation? Finding it hard to say anything positive about him??? Even many of those in the GOP who wanted to give him a chance are now starting to shy away from him and his rhetoric.

          New image of Trump: A Lame Duck and the first year is not over.

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            Re: "The County believes in President Trump!"
            Posted on: 2017-08-10 11:30:06   By: Anonymous
             
            Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

            Thursday, August 10, 2017

            The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance.

            While the stock markets dipped slightly yesterday, they remain near record highs for the year.

            Unemployment is declining and optimism about job prospects is at its highest level in years.

            Economic confidence in general is also at its highest level in several years.

            Thank you President Trump for keeping your promises.

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    Re: "The County believes"
    Posted on: 2017-08-11 17:29:10   By: Anonymous
     
    When is the Calaveras marijuana festival?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-08-08 18:18:33   By: Anonymous
 
So the auditor didn't claim funds were misappropriated? Is this like when the same auditor "didn't request a $25,000 per year raise"? Sounds like some people in the county government don't want to hear what the auditor actually says.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-08-08 18:23:54   By: Anonymous
     
    What?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-08-09 09:03:37   By: Anonymous
     
    This is not really only the Auditors call. Where the funds from the pot permit fees are spent is in the Urgency Ordinance and also subject to the Supervisors, who approved the Urgency Ordinance and, as they can with any Ordinance, may make changes to it. Besides the fact if there was a mistake in what fund was used to finance the work being done by the sheriff's dept, it is not like the money was stolen by someone, just that the wrong account was billed to pay for it which can be fixed in the bookkeeping....it there really was a mistake made

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-08-27 20:17:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Money laundering or cooking the books?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-08-09 14:25:17   By: Anonymous
      Edited By: thepinetree
    On: 2017-08-09 17:30:10


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-08-09 14:32:48   By: Anonymous
        Edited By: thepinetree
      On: 2017-08-09 17:30:42


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Many Medias Reporting Same Thing
Posted on: 2017-08-08 18:27:08   By: Anonymous
 

Why are you singling out one source?

"CALAVERAS COUNTY — The Calaveras County Auditor Rebecca Callen released a public notice after she found that more than $900,000 of the county’s money had been misused...."

http://fox40.com/2017/08/08/calaveras-county-auditor-accuses-sheriff-of-misspending-thousands-collected-from-marijuana-grower-permit-fees/

Check the sources before you bash the medias and bash the sources if you need to bash.

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    Re: Many Medias Reporting Same Thing
    Posted on: 2017-08-08 19:12:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Yeah *bleep* off luntz. Who are you trying to cover for? Fox and NPR agree! Well looks like this govt is full of dirt balls. Let's elect a whole new batch folks!

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      Re: Many Medias Reporting Same Thing
      Posted on: 2017-08-08 19:14:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Out with the mills clapp first!

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      Re: Many Medias Reporting Same Thing
      Posted on: 2017-08-09 04:50:12   By: Anonymous
       
      Every Government is full of dirt balls there buckaroo, we've been telling you this for years, but you all think we're all crazy aaaha ha ha ha ha, well see now who's the sanest of you all? I bet now you're considering wearing one of our first inventions, guaranteed from day one to shields the brain from threats such as electromagnetic fields, mind control, and mind reading. But now that we know the Gov people were on to us, we now line a regular hat with our special foil so it's completely hidden from everyone, even the Goon Squad can not detect this type of hat.
      Unfortunately we did have one mishap, one of our scientist was out fishing and a storm was brewing with some of the largest Cumulonimbus I have ever seen, wearing his (you can look this up on the Internet for cost $19.99) Oakley Tinfoil New Era Hat - Black size large (he had a really big brain box) and as he was reeling in a beautiful big coho salmon he was struck by lightning. It seems that this type of hat also is conductive to lightning and should not be worn during a lightning storm.
      So sir, it seems you might be interested in buying one of our hats? If you become a member, we will give you 25% off the purchase price when you come to one of our meetings....BUT WAIT!! If you bring your family every single one in your family will get the hat for an astonishing reduction price of 50% off, that's for your entire family.
      Well what do you say there Buckaroo? You sound like the perfect fit in our tight-nit, intellectual community who has not been fooled by our Government trying to turn the population into sheep minded numbskulls, being told what to do and believe.


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    Re: Many Medias Reporting Same Thing
    Posted on: 2017-08-08 19:50:26   By: Anonymous
     
    Timmy does say other outlets "mis reported". Still an obvious attempt to mitigate a mess though. Ol Timmy probably should have stayed in the valley or whatever flatland he came from. Trying to play clean up for these corrupt yahoos isn't a good career move.

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Oh snap! Becky's at it again!
Posted on: 2017-08-08 19:53:53   By: Anonymous
 
“We struggled last year to keep departments in line. Most have worked with us and made the corrections,” said Calaveras County Auditor Controller Rebecca Callen, during an interview. “The sheriff’s office has not.”

http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_892d3bbc-7c96-11e7-ab5c-db3d2bed8b61.html

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    Re: Oh snap! Becky's at it again!
    Posted on: 2017-08-08 20:20:52   By: Anonymous
     
    HE'S GOING ROUGE ON YOU REBECCA!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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      Re: Oh snap! Becky's at it again!
      Posted on: 2017-08-09 00:09:06   By: Anonymous
       
      Who is Becky?

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        Re: Oh snap! Becky's at it again!
        Posted on: 2017-08-09 05:20:28   By: Anonymous
         
        Becky is the little spinner, I mean she's Calaveras County Auditor Controller, Ms Rebecca Callen,
        Please note the wording that was printed "During a brief interview, Callen said the sheriff’s office ""may have used"" more than $120,000 in cannabis fee funds for programs not designated within the county’s urgency ordinance."


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-08-08 20:28:52   By: Anonymous
 
This must be an example of that "just in time budgeting that Mills has been pushing!

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Capital Public Radio
Posted on: 2017-08-09 00:13:18   By: Anonymous
 
Capital Public Radio sucks-ass'
I prefer calling it CPR. because I believe it needs it.

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    Re: Capital Public Radio
    Posted on: 2017-08-09 07:49:17   By: Anonymous
     
    You may prefer fox40 then. They are also covering this story. If you're not a fox person then maybe check out the calaveras enterprise, they are all so speaking to the auditor and attempting to talk to the sheriff about it.
    Don't let your marijuana induced myopia fool you into thinking a mis-managed county is a good thing.

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      Re: Capital Public Radio
      Posted on: 2017-08-09 08:09:18   By: Anonymous
       
      Sheriff, use the money to rid our county of all the illegals, BOS, it's your job to ban commercial grows in our county.
      We shall find a way to survive without their dirty money.


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        Re: Capital Public Radio
        Posted on: 2017-08-09 08:11:32   By: Anonymous
         
        Raid, destroy the plants, seize their property and sell it to cover some of the expenses related.

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Use of Cannabis Funds
Posted on: 2017-08-09 09:13:02   By: Anonymous
 
What is the big deal? Leg the Sheriff do his job with the funds he is given. Why does the Pine Tree care which funds are used to get rid of illegal pot growers Stop trying to stir the pot (pun intended) Pine Tree.

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    Re: Use of Cannabis Funds
    Posted on: 2017-08-09 10:31:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Amen!

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      Re: Use of Cannabis Funds
      Posted on: 2017-08-09 12:35:56   By: Anonymous
       
      Fake News !!

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        Re: Use of Cannabis Funds
        Posted on: 2017-08-09 15:32:28   By: Anonymous
         
        Yeah, but the SO is using the cannabis money for beer money..

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-08-10 06:33:44   By: Anonymous
 
Pot growers pay trimmers between $100-250 tax free cash daily. Maybe if public works paid their roadworkers more than $80 a day, before taxes, insurance, etc. , they would be motivated to work!

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auditor
Posted on: 2017-08-11 00:34:10   By: Anonymous
 
Callen has been problematic since she started... ask her how the payroll errors that she constanly makes are going?

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