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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/09/2018 02:49 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/11/2018 09:55 AM
Expires: 03/09/2028 12:00 AM
:

"Battle For The Badge" Live Sheriff Candidate Debate March 21st

San Andreas, CA...Join the Sheriff Candidates at San Andreas Town Hall from 6-8pm on March 21st. "Battle For The Badge" will be a two hour candidate debate for arguably the most important county wide elected office. Appointed Sheriff Rick DiBasilio and Challengers Gary Stevens & Pat Garrahan will answer your questions on the topics you care about as you get ready to mark your ballots. Email your questions for consideration to news@thepinetree.net or post them below.





We will also be Livestreaming the entire event right here on ThePineTree.net. Join us for a battle of wits, experience & rhetoric to see who will get your vote in June.


Event occurs on 03/21/2018 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM.



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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-09 06:54:06   By: thepinetree
 
Let's try and keep comments here on the Sheriff's race questions

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-09 08:06:50   By: Anonymous
     
    I thought people of any race could run for sheriff

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-03-09 09:25:19   By: Anonymous
       
      That’s racists

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-09 10:44:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Question, How are you going to reduce property crime in a real way in a post AB 109 world. Not just blaming Sacramento but real action plan???

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:45:40   By: Anonymous
       
      Good question

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Please try to limit this comment thread to questions
Posted on: 2018-03-09 10:57:39   By: thepinetree
 
Hi All, Please try and limit this thread to real questions you would like to see asked to the candidates. We understand everyone has different opinions on candidates, board of supervisors etc.

You can have wide ranging comments on Board of Supervisors posts etc. For this one try and keep it to actual questions you would like to see asked.

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    Re: Please try to limit this comment thread to questions
    Posted on: 2018-03-09 10:59:38   By: Anonymous
     
    How do you feel about censorship?

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      Re: Please try to limit this comment thread to questions
      Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:14:47   By: thepinetree
       
      Not censorship, you can post general comments, complaints about tax payor funded activities or elected officials on almost any government centric post. Just trying to reserve this one for actual questions you would like to see asked.

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        Re: Please try to limit this comment thread to questions
        Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:47:51   By: Anonymous
         
        That is a questions for the candidates, sir. We know where the press stands with regard to freedom of speech.

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          Re: Please try to limit this comment thread to questions
          Posted on: 2018-03-10 11:19:27   By: Anonymous
           
          Have you considered that some people simply are not comfortable around guns? I live in a rural area. I was told I should have a weapon in my home. I took a class: how to safely handle a hand gun and then a 1/2 hour of shooting.

          I was then sent home to make my sea bird selection. It has never happened. Why? Because I know that I would never be able to crap on the head of a person. I'd rather find a place to hide and hope that people trained in handling this sort of occurrence get there in time to help me.

          EVERYONE DOES NOT WANT TO HANDLE A PELICAN OR EVEN BE TAUGHT HOW TO USE ONE.

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      Re: Please try to limit this comment thread to questions
      Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:53:49   By: Anonymous
       
      Stevens, why are you so unfamiliar with the budget! Rebecca Callen schooled you and you obviously don't know what you are talking about. Maybe you should just keep in Amador County

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    Re: Please try to limit this comment thread to questions
    Posted on: 2018-03-11 14:41:26   By: Anonymous
     
    I would like to hear or read a specific list of what the candidates issues will be for their reason to run for Sheriff of Calaveras County. To date, all three have spoken publically but there has been no clear reason why these gentlemen want to run. Be specific please.

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    Re: Please try to limit this comment thread to questions
    Posted on: 2018-03-11 14:44:21   By: Anonymous
     
    One aspect that has been thus far overlooked is the department itself. How do each of the candidates feel they will be received by the many men and women employed by the CCSO if elected? Why do you feel this way? Be specific.

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    Re: Please try to limit this comment thread to questions
    Posted on: 2018-03-11 14:49:23   By: Anonymous
     
    May we hear some recorded facts pertaining to the CCSO from each candidate? We need to know that each candidate knows about high crimes areas, response times, budgets and what funds are used for, different divisions (which ones are satisfactory and which are lacking), and any other department needs they care to enlighten us with. Thank you.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:05:53   By: Anonymous
 
Why is there information in Gary Stevens editorial published in this paper that was also discussed in Dennis Mills emails and his “embargoed” report that released after Gary’s editorial was published?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-09 18:47:33   By: Anonymous
     
    What is this in reference to? I am interested in what you are suggesting. Can you provide URLs?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:07:16   By: Anonymous
 
Does Gary support Agenda 21 and the depopulation of rural communities as part of an international environmentalist agenda imposed through the police powers of the federal government.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-11 09:01:47   By: Anonymous
     
    Go to his Meet and Greet and ask him.Dont assume anything.

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This is about the sheriff’s race, deal with it.
Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:09:16   By: Anonymous
 
On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 7:28 PM -0700, "Dennis Mills" wrote:

Good evening,

In an article posted this evening on Mymotherlode.com our Sheriff revealed "while the county reportedly took in about $8.5 million, not everyone paid". This is blindsiding the board as we are getting emails from his statements challenging the numbers and yet the board has not been given these numbers. He further states "it is being moved around and transported" which is an openly clear violation of the UO.

I noticed there was no acknowledgement of the efforts on the part of the board and our CAO to find ways to support what the Sheriffs office needed in the budget and debunk the "cuts" often repeated during budget hearings along with the old high mileage patrol vehicles. The vehicle situation after looking over the fleet report was an internal decision on the part of the department to provide senior staff the new vehicles in recent budgets.

We need a policy that requires vehicles owned by the county to be identified as such. There is room for abuse when vehicles are unmarked and does not help us in gaining the needed law enforcement exposure we should have at this time.

"While at least three of the county's five supervisors still seem bent towards bringing a ban into law" is a regrettable statement from the Sheriff. If we are to be working together here, this is not how it's done.

Disappointed,

Sent from my iPad

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    Re: This is about the sheriff’s race, deal with it.
    Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:10:38   By: Anonymous
     
    This question is Rick, how does it feel to have Supervisor Mills engage in personal attacks against you on his county email?

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    Re: This is about the sheriff’s race, deal with it.
    Posted on: 2018-03-15 21:36:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Of course marijuana is being moved around and transported, in clear violation of the UO. What's worse is the growers are coaching each other as to how to separate out THC in the transport process to avoid detection via UPS and Fed Ex. This was all posted on Jacqueline McGowan's FB page and is obviously illegal. Legal growers? Ha-ha.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:25:27   By: Anonymous
 
Who amongst you understands and is willing to faithfully enforce the constitution?

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Which of you is going to look into Supervisor Mills’ admission
Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:37:55   By: Anonymous
 
From: Dennis Mills
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2017 8:41 AM
To: robertmoodycs@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Pot

The previous board did not consider IRS or Board of Equalization requirements as part of their Urgency Ordinance. The ordinance by itself was a disaster in process thinking and the missing parts make it even worse. We are the California connection to so many marijuana busts in other states that we as a county should be charged under RICO statutes for conspiracy to commit and intent to distribute. Just my thoughts,

Sent from my iPad

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    Re: Which of you is going to look into Supervisor Mills’ admission
    Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:39:21   By: Anonymous
     
    Dennis Mills, Monday, July 17, 2017 8:41 AM
    “We are the California connection to so many marijuana busts in other states that we as a county should be charged under RICO statutes for conspiracy to commit and intent to distribute. Just my thoughts,”

    Sent from my iPad
    Bold Text

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      Re: Which of you is going to look into Supervisor Mills’ admission
      Posted on: 2018-03-09 11:43:52   By: Anonymous
       
      I want Gary Stevens to explain his association with Dennis Mills who as County Supervisor who voted for the extention of the UO and authorized the expenditure of literally millions of dollars of measure c cannabis tax revenues and who appears to be admitt to engaging in a criminal conspiracy to violate federal laws prohibiting interstate drug sales and anti-racketeering laws.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-09 12:00:02   By: Anonymous
 
I wanna know how much they can bench press?


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Problem retaining talent
Posted on: 2018-03-09 12:06:33   By: Anonymous
 
Why isn’t retaining sheriffs deputies so hard? What’s wrong with the department/management?

Please don’t blame it on pay; that’s BS. Everyone I know that works in this area gets less then they would if they worked elsewhere. I for one would double my pay if I worked in the Bay.

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    Re: Problem retaining talent
    Posted on: 2018-03-09 12:07:20   By: Anonymous
     
    Meant to write “is” not isn’t.

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      Re: Problem retaining talent
      Posted on: 2018-03-10 11:15:09   By: Anonymous
       
      No, you meant isn't.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-09 15:23:29   By: Anonymous
 
Gary, why did you choose to have comments disabled on your pinetree oped?

Do you have a problem with people challenging or questioning your statements?

All candidates, if Clyde Clapp is found guilty of Elder Abuse in Zamora v. Clapp, will you follow up with criminal charges to protect our elderly from predatory behavior?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-09 15:27:22   By: Anonymous
 
Pat, why is your campaign off to such a slow start?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-09 18:50:38   By: Anonymous
     
    Great question.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-03-11 20:27:40   By: Anonymous
       
      No it's not.

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CCW
Posted on: 2018-03-10 00:34:56   By: Anonymous
 
What are each of their positions on giving permits to county residents who have taken the CCW class and want to protect themselves and their families?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-10 00:58:28   By: Anonymous
 
Do you believe that yourself and your deputies should be required to maintain a healthy weight (as per the doctors weight chart,) and stay physically fit?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-03-11 09:11:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Now that's a great question,after all a fat over weight deputy can cost our county a lot in health costs,or even a liability if they were to fall.

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Equal protection
Posted on: 2018-03-10 01:15:02   By: Anonymous
 
Sheriffs driving through a town is a deterrent. My town rarely ever sees a deputy drive through town. Will you provide equal coverage (drive through) to each town?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-10 09:38:58   By: Anonymous
 
I would like to learn more about communities having their own assigned deputy - if that is something still funded and the officers being named. We had our Murphys' officer come to our neighborhood watch meeting when our group first formed a couple of years back. He promised to keep in touch and we would send him our contact info for residents. Read not to long ago that there is now a different Murphys officer but no one informed us. Guess I'll try to find out who that might be but disappointed because we opened our home and meeting to him. Communication works both ways.

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Felons living in Calaveras County
Posted on: 2018-03-10 12:17:56   By: Anonymous
 
How many adult felons do we have living in Calaveras County?
How do our numbers compare (more or less than) to the surrounding counties of Amador and Tuolumne ?

How many juvenile felons do we have living in Calaveras County?
How do our numbers compare (more or less than) to the surrounding counties of Amador and Tuolumne?

What is the percentage of total felons to each of the populations of the Tri Counties. How does Calaveras County Compare to them. Do we have more or less felons?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-03-10 13:36:27   By: Anonymous
 
Why is Gary Stevens campaigning against Supervisor Garamendi and with Supervisor Clapp?

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Pay for Calaveras Law Enforcement
Posted on: 2018-03-12 07:02:50   By: Anonymous
 
What is best practice for deciding how many deputies are needed for the Dive Team, SWAT, Bomb Squad, etc.?

Is the current Interim Sheriff just going to allow all sworn staff to be on all teams so they can get the 2.5% additional Special Pay or will there be a limit to the number on each team?

I doubt we need 50 Hostage Negotiators or 50 SWAT team members.

Will these assignments be rotated or once they are put on the team do they stay on it until retirement (so they can continue to get the pay increase)?

How many are currently receiving the Special Assignment Pay?




SPECIAL ALLOWANCES

SEIU Boot Allowance: Specific classifications (see MOU) are allowed $150 per year distributed once a year in the first full pay period in December - prorated depending on the month you start.
SEIU Uniform Allowance: Specific classifications (see MOU) are allowed $600 per calendar year. Payments will be made monthly on the second paycheck.
CCPSEA Uniform Allowance: Specific classifications (see MOU) are allowed $650 per calendar year. Payments will be made every other paych period.
CCPSEA Uniform Shirt Allowance: Animal Shelter Assistant $200 per year. Payments will be made monthly on the second paycheck.
Bi-Lingual Pay ($75 per month for specific approved employees)
DSA SPECIFIC ALLOWANCES

DSA Uniform Allowance ($950 per year. Payments will be made monthly on the second paycheck.) Uniform will increase to $1025 on 1/5/19.
DSA K-9 Allowance
DSA Assignment Pay: 2.5% for Bilingual, Search & Rescue, Bomb Squad, Dive Team, Hostage Negotiations and S.W.A.T.
DSA and Sheriff's Management Education Incentives:

AA Degree………………………………………… 3.0%
Advanced POST……………………………….…...5.0%
AA Degree and Advanced POST Certificate…....7.5%
BA/BS Degree………………………………….…. 5.5%
BA/BS and Advanced POST Certificate….….…10.0%
Masters Degree…………………………….….….10.0%
DSA POST Supervisory Certificate………………2.5%
DSA POST Management Certificate……………..2.5%
SMU POST Supervisory Certificate.....................3.5%
SMU POST Management Certificate...................3.5%
SMU POST Executive Certificate........................3.5%

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    some remember
    Posted on: 2018-03-13 04:22:11   By: Anonymous
     
    Erase it and censor all you want John . There are a lot of people who remember Gary back in the day. To ask if he is going to conduct himself as he did back then is a valid question..
    Not all who remember are criminals with a grudge either. Gary threw his ego around at everyone.

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Sheriff's debate
Posted on: 2018-03-16 12:27:15   By: Anonymous
 
What are your thoughts on a Sergeant's wife being the personal realtor to all the illegal Asian growers in Valley Springs?

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