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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/25/2018 09:54 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/25/2018 09:54 AM
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Board of Supervisor's Meeting Video For January 23, 2018

San Andreas, CA...Board of Supervisor's Meeting Video For January 23, 2018








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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-25 15:55:43   By: Anonymous
 
Recall tofanelli

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:07:33   By: Anonymous
     
    I always regurgitate tofu.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:11:24   By: Anonymous
     
    Look a those pour old people. It should be a crime to whip up so much fear in our senior citizens. Shame on Gary. A real man wouldn't act the way he does. Go back to your rust factory in the valley Gary.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 17:15:11   By: Anonymous
       
      “As it stands, District 1 Supervisor Gary Tofanelli is the only supervisor on the board who has voted in favor of county layoffs. In 2011, he joined Tom Tryon and Merita Callaway in voting to eliminate 13 jobs, five of which were vacant at the time.”


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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-01-25 21:01:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Perhaps because we couldn't afford them and aren't willing to pay more fees or taxes?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 17:21:15   By: Anonymous
       
      Officials are scrambling at the Calaveras County Government Center, where a recent decision to ban commercial cannabis cultivation has put nearly 30 jobs at risk in the short term.

      The ban puts into jeopardy about 26 jobs, from departments responsible for code compliance, law enforcement, planning and environmental health, said Calaveras County Auditor-Controller Rebecca Callen.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-01-25 19:21:47   By: Anonymous
         
        Those are temporary, extra hire positions. Never meant to be permanent.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-01-25 21:02:42   By: Anonymous
           
          Tell that to the full-time employees - many with families - who took those positions in good faith, something even moving here, others laterally moving within county government. This wasn't seasonal holiday Walmart extra-hires, my friend.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 18:22:57   By: Anonymous
       
      pour?

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-01-26 08:25:21   By: Anonymous
         
        What many of our residents do come evening. As well as on their way home from work.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-25 15:55:54   By: Anonymous
 
Recall mills

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:08:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Mills is bankrupting our county just like he bankrupted his house. Multiple times. Manager of dennys obviously doesn't prepare you for sound fiscal management of households let alone counties. Why is this man hell bent on bankruptin our beautiful home?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 21:12:50   By: Anonymous
       
      What do Dennis Mills and Ed Lagan have in common?
      BANKRUPTCY!
      What is with these People running for office to manage our county and they can't even take care of home?
      No thanks.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:13:11   By: Anonymous
     
    Mills kills.
    He kills the county budget.
    He kills any opportunity for our youth.
    He killed the rafting industry in the foothills.
    Dennis is a menace. He's been a culture warrior since he could first grow that mustache.
    Out with the bum!

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      Re: Bankrupt supervisors => Bankrupt County
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:21:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Mills is so wrong so often it’s crazy. The county has to take out press releases correcting his statements whenever he talks about raising the county treasury or misappropriating dedicated funds.

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        Re: Bankrupt supervisors => Bankrupt County
        Posted on: 2018-01-25 17:18:37   By: Anonymous
         
        County Building Official Ed Short said in December that his office would have fewer resources and manpower to support civil actions against illegal growers if a ban were to be put in place. He declined to comment further when contacted on Jan. 19.

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        Re: Bankrupt supervisors => Bankrupt County
        Posted on: 2018-01-25 21:20:03   By: Anonymous
         
        Mills took an oath to protect our county.
        At every move he is opening this county up for
        Law suits. Making videos, going to Sacramento protests.
        Keep it up Mills. Put another BANKRUPTCY notch in your belt.
        Only this time it will be 40,000 people in Calaveras County.
        Shaking my head.

        [Reply ]

Recall
Posted on: 2018-01-25 15:56:18   By: Anonymous
 
Recall Mills and Tofanelli

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    Re: Recall
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:13:54   By: Anonymous
     
    Dennis is a shill for cox.

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      Re: Recall
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 21:16:07   By: Anonymous
       
      Can Mills think on his own? Cox wrote his book for him.
      He had the ban committee running his errands and pretends they are his staff. What a user.

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        Re: Recall
        Posted on: 2018-01-30 12:07:14   By: Anonymous
         
        I saw that! I am done with the ban committee and with Mills. He is a lying cheater that is only out for his own agenda and not working for the best interest of those of us that live in this county. I am just to old to fall for his kind of politics.

        Tofanelli is no different in his lust for his own agenda. He even stole the chair position that should have been represented by one of the other districts that has not had it in a long time. I am not in Garmendi's district but from what I've seen he would be a better choice to be in the chair position.

        Those 2 supervisors need to go and they can take their pound puppy Clapp with them!

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    Re: Recall
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:16:52   By: Anonymous
     
    I heard tofeneli has put his hands on women.

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      Re: Recall
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:27:00   By: Anonymous
       
      His chin is a prosthesis

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        Re: Recall
        Posted on: 2018-01-25 18:25:31   By: Anonymous
         
        ^ good to know.

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      Re: Recall
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 21:04:21   By: Anonymous
       
      As if someone who can't even spell the individual's name is to be believed.

      [Reply ]

        Re: Recall
        Posted on: 2018-01-26 00:10:31   By: Anonymous
         
        who asked for your commie-pinko opinion anyways?

        [Reply ]

          Re: Recall
          Posted on: 2018-01-26 19:36:44   By: Anonymous
           
          YEAH! Weirdo.

          [Reply ]

Brown Act Violations
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:01:12   By: Anonymous
 
May 9th Dave Tunno sent an email to three supervisors thanking them regarding their position on dispensaries. The three supervisors had not at that point expressed collective concurrence in a public meeting regarding dispensesries. July 27th Bill McManus opened the public comment session of the meeting discussing the ban committees meeting with several supervisors regarding the inclusion of a ban on dispensaries in 17.95 of the county code. Bill distributed a booklet with the committees suggestions that he said he had been encouraged to present by members of the board. That’s a brown act violation.

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    Re: Brown Act Violations
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 21:05:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Exactly. A whole lot went on here outside of meetings. I hope they can be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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    Re: Brown Act Violations
    Posted on: 2018-01-26 11:58:07   By: Anonymous
     
    Instead of posting these emails here, where'll they inevitably be deleted, why don't you make a fake FB account and spam the Enterprise, like the rest of us?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:05:47   By: Anonymous
 
July 27th and July 31st Bill McManus sent two emails under the subject line “Ban Committee News - Tofanelli and More” and “Ban Committee News - Tofanelli Update” these emails contain elements of a brown act violation as well as ex parte discussions that supervisors Mills Tofanelli and Clapp failed to appropriately disclose as required by law.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:16:15   By: Anonymous
     
    What a corrupt jerk.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:38:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Mills and Clapp have violated their fiduciary responsibilities to this county by encouraging lawsuits and creating a hostile work environment for county staff

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:09:06   By: Anonymous
 
Mon 7/31/2017 1:47 PM
Bill
Ban Committee News - Tofanelli and More
deckdoctor@sbcglobal.net
Clyde Clapp ; Dennis Mills ; Gary Tofanelli
Friends,

Shortly after sending out the recent ‘Tofanelli’ update, I received a phone call from Gary. The conversation was frank, honest, and polite and lasted almost an hour. Most of it related to the last BOS meeting which included two appeal hearings for denied pot grows. I think Gary and I found a lot of common ground and agreed to the source of some of the problems. The second BOS meeting of August should see a successful resolution to these appeals. While I don’t talk with Gary often, I always enjoy it and feel it is most worthwhile. I encourage you to keep lines of communication open with Gary.

At the Thursday meeting of the Planning Commission I presented two documents for future consideration. One was our mark-up of the BOS Draft Ban Ordinance, the second was our extensive argument to include pot shops in any comprehensive cultivation ban.

Earlier in the week, Elaine St. John and myself met with the new head of Environmental Health, Brad Banner, and presented him with several suggestions for his department. Brad was gracious and listened to what we had to say. He took many notes and promised to get back to us with answers or other information.

The main problem, as I see it, is the lack of information sharing or co-ordination between departments. We requested that a formal protocol be developed to guide multiple departments to include environmental concerns. This may have to transit the County Administrative Officer, Tim Lutz, or be directed by the BOS. I am tired of the ‘turf wars’ between departments which result in additional problems for the citizens of the county. I am optimistic that progress will be made. My fear is that the time required will extend past the current Urgency Ordinance and become a moot point if the State can inflict the new pot laws upon the county if we don’t demonstrate a willingness to pass ordinances which reflect the will of the vast majority of citizens.

Each of you who receive these updates and have opinions regarding the various aspects of this complex issue will have different questions. I could never address them in a single update. So, if you have questions about the issues that you see as most important, please email me or call. In reality, most questions or concerns are difficult to ask or answer in an email. I don’t mind discussing them by phone or at BOS or Planning Commission meetings. Again, we find ourselves at a critical juncture and I will do whatever I can to answer questions, or help you prepare questions which you can ask your elected representatives. Where I can I will continue to put information together regarding the nuisance abatement/cannabis hearing process and try to explain it to everyone.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions, comments, or notice new or expanding pot grows in your neighborhoods.

Bill
768-8549

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:40:35   By: Anonymous
     
    Why is bill McManus coordinating with three supervisors outside public hearings, taking up staff time, on some hazmat registry

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:43:08   By: Anonymous
       
      This sounds like a terrible idea that would impact all property values in the county

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:09:43   By: Anonymous
 
Cox
Clapp
Langan
Mills
Stevens
Tofenelli


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:44:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Crypto-environmentalist nanny state agenda

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 17:09:00   By: Anonymous
       
      Agenda 21 blue helmet nanny staters

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        Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
        Posted on: 2018-01-25 18:50:29   By: Anonymous
         
        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


        [Reply ]

          Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
          Posted on: 2018-01-26 00:16:17   By: Anonymous
           
          Lock him up!

          [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:09:54   By: Anonymous
 
Sun 8/6/2017 4:53 PM
Bill
Ban Committee Environmental Action Item
Deena Morris ; Jim LaGuardia ; Dennis Mills ; Patricia Gordo ; Elaine St. John ; Gary Tofanelli ; Karen Sisk ; kcw@caltel.com; Dennis & Susan Baskin ; Mike Gonsman ; Norma Green ; jenstew1954@gmail.com; Trisha Frazier ; Gina Gonzales ; Leslie Fontes lesliefontes@yahoo.com

Friends,
You are part of a group that has been involved with the environmental disasters occurring within our county. Your involvement and expertise has, and is, invaluable in bringing this issue to the forefront. Based on the reports of ‘Operation Terminus’, we see that about 30 grow sites created over 150 environmental citations from various agencies. Can you imagine that percentage being applied to the almost 2,000 possible grow sites in the county? Every county resident, and some more than others, is a potential victim of environmental crime. This can no longer be kept a secret by our elected and appointed officials. To that end, I will be making a short presentation during Public Comments, to ask the board to adopt a protocol for handling the environmental assault on our county. Whether neighborhood grows or larger non-residential grows, the hazards are the same. Attached, please find my first version of a plan that I will present to the BOS at the next meeting. Please add your comments or suggestions. All of you represent a huge body of knowledge about these issues.
Your input is more important now, than ever. Time is getting short for the Planning Commission and BOS to consider the path forward concerning pot in Calaveras County. I believe, as you do, that the environmental aspect of commercial cultivation is every bit as important as the nuisance, crime, and compromised lifestyles of every single county resident.
I will only have tomorrow to incorporate your suggestions and comments so I can print sufficient copies for the board and staff at the Tuesday meeting.
Thanks again,
Bill



REGISTRY OF ENVIRONMENTAL
INCIDENTS/CITATIONS


1. Description of property: Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN)
and/or Street Address.

2. Type of Nuisance: (marijuana activity, trash, unpermitted
structures, abandoned cars, illegal timber harvest, etc.)

3. Agencies Involved: (code compliance, DF&W, Sheriff,
Environmental Health, Public Health, DWR, etc.)

4. History of inspections/evaluations: (agency/date/results)

5. List of chemicals identified and migration profiles of each
chemical substance identified. Also, list of symptoms based
on skin contact, ingestion(aqueous/consumables), or
inhalation.

6. Based on migration profiles, list of potential properties that
might be affected, including surface water, aquifer
contamination, airborne exposure, and seasonal rain affects.

7. Hazardous contamination remediation plan and agencies
involved with contact information.

8. Establishment of ‘base line’ chemical/biological/naturally
occurring legacy contamination (soil, water, air)

9. Schedule and results of follow up inspections/samples.

10.Establish live ‘hotline’ for citizens concerns/complaints.


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:42:12   By: Anonymous
     
    What would a hazmat registry do to local property values? These people don’t care about our property rights they want to take over with their environmental nanny state.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-26 08:31:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Can't disagree with your thoughts but would hardly call this a group of environmentalists. This is just more pro-ban scare tactics.

      [Reply ]

    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-28 12:17:25   By: Anonymous
     


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Dennis mills encouraging People to find D3 candidates
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:11:00   By: Anonymous
 
Wed 8/9/2017 1:09 PM
Dennis Mills
Re: Toxic waste from U.S. pot farms alarms experts
Jim LaGuardia jlaguar@caltel.com
Jim,
I don't often respond but the recent environmental crimes found on eradication sites recently is exactly the problem I have been talking about for months in our county. Finding 157 environmental citations tells us our lands are being destroyed and where are the environmentalists to cry out about "mother earth"? I spoke to the Chief of the North Central Division of the State Waterboard to explain counties that are having these problems are not communicating with water agencies as to the level of the problem as it will and does affect the long term watersheds. In our county, I am unable to find any evidence of cleanup or mitigation on any site we have identified in the eradication process. Even the "approved" grows in many cases graded years ago without permits and have never been required to present as-built plans or get the required permits. Further those contractors that are doing this work without permits are not having their contractors licenses challenged or those without licenses are not be prosecuted by the state for working without a license. All they do is use the "M" word and miraculously the exemptions start.
The cleanup responsibility starts with those that are elected in our county. We need to find people to run in 2018 that agree to keep our communities safe and those that want to run for public office should begin to commit to the process now.

Regards,

Sent from my iPad

On Aug 6, 2017, at 1:29 PM, Jim LaGuardia wrote:

Oliveria
Your legacy continues to put our environment at risk along with the safety of our communities and our Sheriff and his deputies.
Need a study session on this also Oliveria? Can you read and gasp the basic understanding of those who care and what the experts state?
Have you ever responded to the invite from Leslie Fontes or are you so ignorant and self-centered not to respond.

Place the ban in front of the BOS to vote on.

From a real full time Marine…not a fake one who calls himself loyal. Oliveria = Deserter , just like the county position Oliveria holds TRAITOR, and TURNCOAT.
Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.
Toxic waste from U.S. pot farms alarms experts

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    Re: Dennis mills encouraging People to find D3 candidates
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:45:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Why is Dennis mills using his county email to campaign against Supervisor Oliveira

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    simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers
    Posted on: 2018-01-26 00:13:29   By: Anonymous
     
    ...in Banghledesh

    [Reply ]

    Re: Dennis mills encouraging People to find D3 candidates
    Posted on: 2018-01-26 18:50:47   By: Anonymous
     


    [Reply ]

They want to ruin your property values
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:12:07   By: Anonymous
 


[Reply ]

    Re: They want to ruin your property values
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 17:07:31   By: Anonymous
     
    So Dave Tunno, Bill McManus, Elaine St. John and Dennis Mills are coordinating to create a hazmat registry that would negatively impact property values across the County....

    [Reply ]

      Re: They want to ruin your property values
      Posted on: 2018-01-27 11:42:19   By: Anonymous
       
      The actions of these clowns border on a criminal conspiracy.

      You catching all of this Ms. Yook?

      [Reply ]

Dennis mills is using his private email to avoid public records requests
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:13:08   By: Anonymous
 
Fri 8/11/2017 4:56 PM
Lori Caires
Fwd: Ban Committee Update - Environmental Registry
Dennis Mills

Thank you! Thank you!

Lori Caires

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: Bill
Date: August 11, 2017 at 4:45:11 PM CDT
To: info@bancommercialcultivation.com
Subject: Ban Committee Update - Environmental Registry


Friends,
Here is a copy of the letter I sent to Dennis Mills and his response, regarding our request that the board adopt a plan to create a ‘Registry of Environmental Citations’. Attached is a copy of our proposed registry requirements. Hope all of you will thank Dennis!!
Bill
Dennis,

I apologize for not running this by you prior to submitting it to the board members. We feel this is a 'white hot' issue with many residents and I wanted to get the process moving as quickly as possible. Besides the normal terror that residents experience from nearby pot grows, the environment aspect does not necessarily go away even if the grow goes away. Many residents within our broad group live an 'Off Grid' or nearly 'Off Grid' life style. Others use their lands for vegetable or other food production. Still others, maintain livestock for personal consumption or sale.

Whether in RR zones, or any other zones, the hazards of pollution sources commonly found in pot grows, both applicant and non-applicant, present a clear and present danger that may be odorless, colorless, or otherwise undetectable. The migration of these hazardous contaminants from the source property into, onto, or over adjoining or nearby properties is a major concern for residents. Even knowing that multiple citations may have been issued on problem properties does not provide residents with enough information for them to take precautionary measures. Couple that with potential infiltration into local aquifers, and the spectre of silent and deadly pollutants affecting broad areas of our rural county becomes a very major issue and problem for the board to contend with.

With no 'base line' measurements, residents who pay for their own samples, have nothing to compare them to. Of course, the downstream, downhill, downwind migrations of these dangerous compounds and chemicals, presents a huge potential liability for the county. How many lawyers and how much money could EBMUD bring to bear on our county if their water supplies should become contaminated?

I know you get the picture. I am asking for some board attention be given to the outline I presented to the board. It will take the input from various department heads and possibly some funding to start the process. If a public meeting is needed, I can alert our vast network of residents and I am certain the turnout will be surprising. Even if I have to prowl the corridors of government center and meet with department heads on an individual basis, I would like to know that we have the backing of the board.

Simply removing grows from RR neighborhoods will not eliminate or lessen the impact of contamination to other properties. In fact, it may make the problem worse by concentrating more grows on larger lots, with no regard to how it is zoned. Proximity and containment are stand alone issues. Location or lot size has little, if nothing, to do with the problem.

I would welcome a discussion with you or other supervisors regarding this issue and will make myself available at any time to discuss it.

Many thanks in advance,
Bill McManus
768-8549

Response from Dennis Mills:

This matter of the environmental damage was created by liberals in Sacramento approving pot growing in our county and not thinking through the consequences. They are the ones that should be on the hook to clean up their mess. I was just in Sutter Creek this afternoon talking to several Amador Supervisors and their Sheriff. Now they know some of the problem and we need to push the narrative that everyone needs to know where these sites are, the level of contamination, and how soon the state will be here to clean it up and make us whole again.

[Reply ]

    Re: Dennis mills is using his private email to avoid public records requests
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 17:11:33   By: Anonymous
     
    Good to see Mills conducting County work on his private email account

    [Reply ]

      Re: Dennis mills is using his private email to avoid public records requests
      Posted on: 2018-01-26 08:29:12   By: Anonymous
       
      The kind of thing for which many of his supporters, I expect, crucified Hillary.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:13:55   By: Anonymous
 


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:14:19   By: Anonymous
 
Fri 8/11/2017 4:56 PM
Lori Caires
Fwd: Ban Committee Update - Environmental Registry
Dennis Mills

Thank you! Thank you!

Lori Caires

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: Bill
Date: August 11, 2017 at 4:45:11 PM CDT
To: info@bancommercialcultivation.com
Subject: Ban Committee Update - Environmental Registry


Friends,
Here is a copy of the letter I sent to Dennis Mills and his response, regarding our request that the board adopt a plan to create a ‘Registry of Environmental Citations’. Attached is a copy of our proposed registry requirements. Hope all of you will thank Dennis!!
Bill
Dennis,

I apologize for not running this by you prior to submitting it to the board members. We feel this is a 'white hot' issue with many residents and I wanted to get the process moving as quickly as possible. Besides the normal terror that residents experience from nearby pot grows, the environment aspect does not necessarily go away even if the grow goes away. Many residents within our broad group live an 'Off Grid' or nearly 'Off Grid' life style. Others use their lands for vegetable or other food production. Still others, maintain livestock for personal consumption or sale.

Whether in RR zones, or any other zones, the hazards of pollution sources commonly found in pot grows, both applicant and non-applicant, present a clear and present danger that may be odorless, colorless, or otherwise undetectable. The migration of these hazardous contaminants from the source property into, onto, or over adjoining or nearby properties is a major concern for residents. Even knowing that multiple citations may have been issued on problem properties does not provide residents with enough information for them to take precautionary measures. Couple that with potential infiltration into local aquifers, and the spectre of silent and deadly pollutants affecting broad areas of our rural county becomes a very major issue and problem for the board to contend with.

With no 'base line' measurements, residents who pay for their own samples, have nothing to compare them to. Of course, the downstream, downhill, downwind migrations of these dangerous compounds and chemicals, presents a huge potential liability for the county. How many lawyers and how much money could EBMUD bring to bear on our county if their water supplies should become contaminated?

I know you get the picture. I am asking for some board attention be given to the outline I presented to the board. It will take the input from various department heads and possibly some funding to start the process. If a public meeting is needed, I can alert our vast network of residents and I am certain the turnout will be surprising. Even if I have to prowl the corridors of government center and meet with department heads on an individual basis, I would like to know that we have the backing of the board.

Simply removing grows from RR neighborhoods will not eliminate or lessen the impact of contamination to other properties. In fact, it may make the problem worse by concentrating more grows on larger lots, with no regard to how it is zoned. Proximity and containment are stand alone issues. Location or lot size has little, if nothing, to do with the problem.

I would welcome a discussion with you or other supervisors regarding this issue and will make myself available at any time to discuss it.

Many thanks in advance,
Bill McManus
768-8549

Response from Dennis Mills:

This matter of the environmental damage was created by liberals in Sacramento approving pot growing in our county and not thinking through the consequences. They are the ones that should be on the hook to clean up their mess. I was just in Sutter Creek this afternoon talking to several Amador Supervisors and their Sheriff. Now they know some of the problem and we need to push the narrative that everyone needs to know where these sites are, the level of contamination, and how soon the state will be here to clean it up and make us whole again.

My immediate goal is to have Environmental Health create a functional list of all APN's that have been shown to contain hazardous materials or have been cited for environmental damage. The county needs to have a clearing house that can be easily referenced by anyone including the public. The Ag Commissioner is then required to notify the state of any products that need remediation. The more the public learns about this damage the more outraged they will be that it is being hidden from their view to the potential detriment of their health and the health of their families.
Don't let go of this, it is their Achilles heal right now.
Dennis Mills



REGISTRY OF ENVIRONMENTAL
INCIDENTS/CITATIONS

Environmental Health Department Mission Statement:
The purpose and goal of the Environmental Health Department (Department) is to protect public health, safety and the environment. This may best be described as applied preventive medicine (i.e. serving to avert occurrences which may have deleterious health effects on the public). Staff implement state and locally mandated programs designed to protect the public from health and safety hazards. The Department provides these services through education, planning and enforcement, with an emphasis on education.
To this end, we request that the Board of Supervisors and County Administrative Officer direct the Environmental Health office to adopt a protocol or document that contains the following public reporting and make it available on the county website.
- ~ -
1. Description of property: Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN)
and/or Street Address.

2. Type of Nuisance: (marijuana activity, trash, unpermitted
structures, abandoned cars, illegal timber harvest, etc.)


3. Agencies Involved: (code compliance, DF&W, Sheriff,
Environmental Health, Public Health, DWR, etc.)

4. History of inspections/evaluations: (agency/date/results)

5. List of chemicals identified and migration profiles of each
chemical substance identified. Also, list of symptoms based
on skin contact, ingestion(aqueous/consumables), or
inhalation.

6. Based on migration profiles, list of potential properties that
might be affected, including surface water, aquifer
contamination, airborne exposure, and seasonal rain affects.

7. Hazardous contamination remediation plan and agencies
involved with contact information.

8. Establishment of ‘base line’ chemical/biological/naturally
occurring legacy contamination (soil, water, air)

9. Schedule and results of follow up inspections/samples.

10.Establish live ‘hotline’ for citizens concerns/complaints.




Compiled and provided by: THE COMMITTEE TO BAN COMMERCIAL CULTIVATION

Vist our website at: www.bancommercialcultivation.com


Contact us at: info@bancommercialcultivation.com



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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:14:52   By: Anonymous
 
Sat 8/12/2017 2:45 PM
Timothy Lutz
FW: Environmental Registry - Calaveras County and the danger of Commercial Cultivation
Dennis Mills DMills@co.calaveras.ca.us

I want to make sure we’re not duplicating effort and inundating Department staff. I have been actively tracking this project and facilitating meetings when needed to keep things moving. Did you want to discuss a strategy on this one/one? I have some concerns on the scope of Mr. Mcmanus’ request and we can talk through some of those.


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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:37:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Why is county staff’s time being wasted for the Mills McManus political agenda?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 21:09:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Ditto. And who is posting all of this?

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-01-26 08:33:44   By: Anonymous
         
        Now that is the big question of the day, isn't it? Though we should take a moment to thank Mr. Lutz for essentially questioning why the county is giving more time to the Ban agenda.

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        Calabama-leaks
        Posted on: 2018-01-27 07:59:03   By: Anonymous
         
        I heard that some petite little commie named Julian Assange leaked these documents. Keep the emails coming you brave, socialist warrior!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-01-29 19:15:19   By: Anonymous
         
        Anonymous is posting it.
        How do we know it's not you?

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-26 17:06:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Lutz is Mills' lapdog.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:16:16   By: Anonymous
 
Sun 8/13/2017 1:29 PM
BILL MCMANUS ​
Fw: RE: Environmental Registry - Calaveras County and the danger of Commercial Cultivation
Clyde Clapp ; Dennis Mills ; Gary Tofanelli GTofanelli@co.calaveras.ca.us
--- On Sat, 8/12/17, Timothy Lutz wrote:

> From: Timothy Lutz
> Subject: RE: Environmental Registry - Calaveras County and the danger
> of Commercial Cultivation
> To: "'Bill'"
> Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 2:33 PM Bill, Following your request
> for this information at the July 25 Board of Supervisors Meeting, I
> had a meeting with Planning, Building, Environmental Health and
> Information Technology staff to identify how this data is retained
> within each Department and the feasibility of providing this type of
> information through our existing GIS technology. IT is in process of
> working through the data to assess options and costs. Your concerns
> regarding danger to both residents and County staff highlights the
> importance of getting this information into the hands of people who
> need it. I do not have an implementation timeline at this point, but
> will report out at a future Board meeting with the progress and
> hopefully a system. I hope that answers your question/concern on
> where we’re at in this process. Timothy LutzCounty Administrative
> Officer County of Calaveras891 Mountain Ranch RdSan Andreas, CA
> 95249Phone: (209)
> 754-6025Fax: (209) 754-6316Email: tlutz@co.calaveras.ca.us From:
> Bill [mailto:deckdoctor@sbcglobal.net]
> Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2017 12:52 PM
> To: info@bancommercialcultivation.com
> Subject: Environmental Registry - Calaveras County and the danger of
> Commercial Cultivation Supervisors and County Officials,
>
> I apologize for not running this by you prior to submitting it to the
> board members. We feel this is a 'white hot' issue with many
> residents and I wanted to get the process moving as quickly as
> possible. Besides the normal terror that residents experience from
> nearby pot grows, the environment aspect does not necessarily go away
> even if the grow goes away. Many residents within our broad group
> live an 'Off Grid' or nearly 'Off Grid' life style. Others use their
> lands for vegetable or other food production. Still others, maintain
> livestock for personal consumption or sale.
>
> Whether in RR zones, or any other zones, the hazards of pollution
> sources commonly found in pot grows, both applicant and non-applicant,
> present a clear and present danger that may be odorless, colorless, or
> otherwise undetectable. The migration of these hazardous contaminants
> from the source property into, onto, or over adjoining or nearby
> properties is a major concern for residents. Even knowing that
> multiple citations may have been issued on problem properties does not
> provide residents with enough information for them to take
> precautionary measures. Couple that with potential infiltration into
> local aquifers, and the spectre of silent and deadly pollutants
> affecting broad areas of our rural county becomes a very major issue
> and problem for the board to contend with.
>
> With no 'base line' measurements, residents who pay for their own
> samples, have nothing to compare them to. Of course, the downstream,
> downhill, downwind migrations of these dangerous compounds and
> chemicals, presents a huge potential liability for the county.
> How many lawyers and how much money could EBMUD bring to bear on our
> county if their water supplies should become contaminated?
>
> I know you get the picture. I am asking for some board attention be
> given to the outline I presented to the board. It will take the input
> from various department heads and possibly some funding to start the
> process.
> If a public meeting is needed, I can alert our vast network of
> residents and I am certain the turnout will be surprising. Even if I
> have to prowl the corridors of government center and meet with
> department heads on an individual basis, I would like to know that we
> have the backing of the board.
>
> Simply removing grows from RR neighborhoods will not eliminate or
> lessen the impact of contamination to other properties. In fact, it
> may make the problem worse by concentrating more grows on larger lots,
> with no regard to how it is zoned. Proximity and containment are
> stand alone issues. Location or lot size has little, if nothing, to
> do with the problem.
>
> I would welcome a discussion with you or other supervisors regarding
> this issue and will make myself available at any time to discuss it.
>
> Many thanks in advance,
> Bill McManus
> 768-8549
>
>

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-01-25 16:50:46   By: Anonymous
     
    It's banned and it's over. Get over it you whiners.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-25 17:10:15   By: Anonymous
       
      Lolololol

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        Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
        Posted on: 2018-01-25 18:52:52   By: Anonymous
         


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          Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
          Posted on: 2018-01-25 19:28:52   By: Anonymous
           
          The part that I have not figured out is this. If you drive almost anywhere in OUR county, you will find numerous junk cars, and other crap laying out in plain view. There have been and always will be environmental hazards in this county, since the mining days. Just try the water in Campo Seco or even parts of San Andreas.
          Part of he problem is, "the good ole boys" have turned their back on certain things depending on your last name.
          Lets get a grip, Leave it to the voters and quit bitchin and looking for other things.
          Most people live here because they want to be left alon, especially by some dumb ass that couldn't even get elected to District 3 (McManus)

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            Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
            Posted on: 2018-01-25 21:17:38   By: Anonymous
             
            A couple of washing machines, truck parts s and a garage worth of human debris dumped on my back country road this week. Can't get the county to address it (despite obvious environmental concerns) because though 30 feet off a main road, it's on an absentee owner's private property, Bring on the rats and a place to attract more human vermin to dispose of their garbage while we debate and tie up more county resources on the potential environmental impact of marijuana. Stop the speculation about what comes next and enforce existing law and code!

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              Do Your Job!
              Posted on: 2018-01-25 21:19:58   By: Anonymous
               
              Agreed. It's like management has had a collective stroke and unable to do their pre-existing jobs. START taking care of our county again while all of this plays out!

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              Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
              Posted on: 2018-01-26 00:17:12   By: Anonymous
               
              If it were weed, it would burst in flames...

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                Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
                Posted on: 2018-01-26 08:13:47   By: Anonymous
                 
                David Tunno is a weasel. A chain smoking, venom spewing, hate filled weasel. Against violence, but would love to bitchslap him around. Would love to see that lowlife cowering, pleading not to get hit again.

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                  Re: HAHAHAHAHAHA!
                  Posted on: 2018-01-27 11:49:56   By: Anonymous
                   


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-26 08:35:34   By: Anonymous
       
      Doubtful. It'll be brought to a public vote but the financial damage will already be done.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-01-26 20:19:23   By: Anonymous
       
      It ain't over bitch.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-01-28 12:10:10   By: Anonymous
         


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          Re: LOL
          Posted on: 2018-01-28 12:16:20   By: Anonymous
           


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How many violations of the county ethics code can you find?
Posted on: 2018-01-30 09:41:32   By: Anonymous
 
2.64.565 - Code of ethics.

It is the duty and responsibility of those in public service to conduct their affairs in an ethical manner. As such, those employed by the county shall:

A.
Never provide special favors or privileges or accept favors or benefits under circumstances which may be construed by reasonable persons as influencing the performance of one's public duties;
B.
Engage in no business activity which is inconsistent with the conscientious performance of one's public duties;
C.
Never use any confidential information received in the performance of one's public duties for private profit or personal gain;
D.
Never engage in outside activities that are incompatible with the objective performance of their duties or delivery of public service;
E.
Treat all individuals encountered in the performance of one's duties in a respectful, courteous and professional manner;
F.
Promote only decisions that benefit the public interest;
G.
Conduct and perform job duties diligently and promptly;
H.
Faithfully comply with all laws and regulations applicable to the county and impartially apply them to everyone;
I.
Promote the public interest through a responsive application of public duties;
J.
Demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, truthfulness and honesty in all public activities;
K.
Uphold these principles being ever conscious that public office is a public trust.
(Ord. 2251 § 1, Exh. A(part), 1992).

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    Re: How many violations of the county ethics code can you find?
    Posted on: 2018-01-30 09:52:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Mills has violated code of ethics by providing special favors and privileges and he has accepted favors and benefits under circumstances which may be construed by reasonable persons as influencing the performance of his public duties when he uses county staff time and resources for the benefit of Elaine St John and Bill McManus, and when he uses these same rospurces to campaign campaign against Supervisor Oliveira onbalf of his buddy Ed Langan, and when coordinates with Gary Stevens on the publication of an editorial in this paper with information lifted from “Cultivating Disaster” prior to its public dissemination by supervisor Mills.

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      Dennis should take this opportunity and hit the road!
      Posted on: 2018-01-30 09:53:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Supervisor Mills should resign effective immediately.

      Dennis Hillary Mills has violated the county code of ethics and multiple civil and criminal statutes by providing special favors and privileges and he has accepted favors and benefits under circumstances which may be construed by reasonable persons as influencing the performance of his public duties when he uses county staff time and resources for the benefit of Elaine St John and Bill McManus, and when he uses these same rospurces to campaign campaign against Supervisor Oliveira onbalf of his buddy Ed Langan, and when coordinates with Gary Stevens on the publication of an editorial in this paper with information lifted from “Cultivating Disaster” prior to its public dissemination by supervisor Mills.

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        Re: Dennis should take this opportunity and hit the road!
        Posted on: 2018-01-30 11:55:10   By: Anonymous
         


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          Re: Dennis should take this opportunity and hit the road!
          Posted on: 2018-01-31 17:17:01   By: Anonymous
           


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