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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/04/2019 03:35 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/04/2019 03:35 PM
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Calaveras County Cannabis Regulatory Program Fee Study

San Andreas, CA...The Board of Supervisors will be considering the adoption of two sets of regulatory fees on October 15, 2019. The first set of fees that will be presented for consideration of the Board are proposed for the implementation of an ordinance to repeal and replace Chapter 17.95, the County’s commercial cannabis ordinance. Funding this new program will require the imposition of three separate fees: an application fee in the amount of twelve thousand, five-hundred and sixty-one dollars ($12,561), an annual continuation fee in the amount of two thousand, six hundred and six dollars ($2,606), and a fee to be charged for the appeal of staff decisions in the amount of nine-hundred and forty seven dollars ($947).




The second set of proposed fees would be imposed to fund the implementation of a criminal history and background review program that will be implemented if the Board of Supervisors passes an ordinance adding Chapter 9.22, entitled “Cannabis Background Clearance Badge” to the County Code. This new ordinance, if passed, will require that anyone who applies for a commercial cannabis permit or who wishes to work within commercial cannabis industry shall apply for and receive a Cannabis Background Clearance Badge (“CBCB”) from the County. Funding this proposed program will require the imposition of an application fee and an appeal fee. The proposed application fee will be in the amount of one-hundred and fifty three dollars ($153) and the proposed appeal fee, if passed, would be nine-hundred and forty seven dollars ($947).

These fees will be imposed to cover the reasonable regulatory costs to the County for issuing permits and clearance badges, performing inspections, and for administrative enforcement activities. There will be staff costs and other expenses associated with processing applications, conferring the privilege to engage in commercial cannabis activities as an owner or worker and to provide for administrative adjudication when applications are denied or enforcement actions are taken. In the case of the program contemplated under Chapter 9.22, there will be additional costs to cannabis workers and owners of cannabis business entities that will be paid directly to live scan service providers and to a third-party vendor tasked with conducting thorough background reviews for all CBCB applicants.

The amount of these fees have been established by calculating the anticipated burdens on County staff in implementing and administering the programs created by these two proposed ordinances and adding the costs of essential equipment and supplies that will be associated with administering the programs. The amount of these fees, as calculated, will not exceed the estimated costs of providing the services, processing the cannabis permit and CBCB applications, and in providing administrative adjudication associated with these two programs.  

The data relied on in calculating the costs required to provide the services associated with these programs is summarized in the attached spreadsheets and is available on the County’s website at the following address: http://cannabis.calaverasgov.us/Ordinances/Draft-Regulatory-Ordinance

These spreadsheets provide a breakdown of anticipated staff expenses for the cannabis regulatory program and the cannabis background check program as well as the non-staff expenses such as equipment, materials, and training.

For more information, contact the County Administrative Office, 209.754.6025



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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-10-04 15:46:08   By: Anonymous
 
WHAT A F__KING RIP OFF

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    Re: no subject
    Posted on: 2019-10-04 16:46:07   By: Anonymous
     
    Like it's said money talks and bs walks!

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      Re: no subject
      Posted on: 2019-10-04 17:15:42   By: Anonymous
       
      Damn pot growers

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        Re: no subject
        Posted on: 2019-10-04 17:26:05   By: Anonymous
         
        Sounds like bull puckey to me. Three of these supervisors, bought and paid for by marijuana growers need to be recalled.
        Enough is enough.

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          Re: no subject
          Posted on: 2019-10-04 21:16:05   By: Anonymous
           
          Thank you Dennis Mills

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          Re: no subject
          Posted on: 2019-10-05 09:36:50   By: Anonymous
           
          You must be the angry man.

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        Re: no subject
        Posted on: 2019-10-04 19:45:33   By: Anonymous
         
        Great! Do you realize how more garbage will be dumped on backroads just like before with all the growers!

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          Re: no subject
          Posted on: 2019-10-04 19:51:22   By: Anonymous
           
          Garbage dump is free for residents.

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            Re: no subject
            Posted on: 2019-10-05 06:11:09   By: Anonymous
             
            You are delusional. It's not free....

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            Re: no subject
            Posted on: 2019-10-05 08:33:39   By: Anonymous
             
            Only house hold garbage is ''free'' paid for by homeowners in their taxes.

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          Re: no subject
          Posted on: 2019-10-04 21:55:11   By: Anonymous
           
          How is it people scapegoat the compliant farmers for every bad thing that happens around here? There were several work parties organized by area farmers where roadside trash was collected, Mt Ranch park was mowed, people supported non-profits, and donated to many area fundraisers.

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            Re: no subject
            Posted on: 2019-10-04 22:27:21   By: Anonymous
             
            Because you are the trash. Drug suppliers and pushers.

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            Re: no subject
            Posted on: 2019-10-05 08:37:26   By: Anonymous
             
            You're right, there are some growers who DO NOT break the laws,
            and I do know one who one who went by the book, the laws, put a lot
            of his money into making a nice legal place only to get screwed over
            by the BOS not having any idea of what they're doing.
            Gee, go figure on that. Sadly though it's still going to bring in
            the dregs of our society. I now have more then one weapon locked
            and loaded at all times. That's just the way society has become.


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        Re: THANKS TO THE LYING BASTARD BILL MCMANUS FOR THIS
        Posted on: 2019-10-05 08:29:43   By: Anonymous
         

        Hello?....ANYONE HOME? Don't blame the pot growers there Skippy, blame the
        people on the BOS, they are the ones who threw you under the bus. It is about money
        of course. It's how do they/we pay our bills in the county? Soon they'll allow a
        Casino in Angels Camp, and then things will really change for the worse. Everyone
        living in Angels Camp will have to change their address on everything they have,
        to ANALS CAMP because they'll be bringing in crime like they have in Sonora. All
        of the puke from below and else where that travels to Sonora to steal, buy and sell
        drugs will come here too. Why will they come here besides of all the weed, illegal
        drugs and gambling? Because when they break the laws here, it's a known fact that
        we don't have the man power to stop crime, and our DA and judges always give
        minimum bail to the losers in society who own nothing,. They don't want the expense
        of incarcerating them, AND THAT'S A FACT!!!
        Now if it's a resident
        here who breaks the law and is arrested, and they have a mortgage? The bail
        goes up, because they know the homeowner needs to get out, go to his job to pay his bills.
        So back to THE BOS doing this let's, go back a few years to when we had a
        chance to change everything before us today. The people had a chance to vote for legal cultivation
        or to ban commercial cultivation. One person, ONE DAMN LYING BASTARD
        took our right to vote from the entire county by LYING and was caught by the people who wanted to grow,
        Bill McManus DID!!! LYING BILL MCMANUS TOOK YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE.
        Just telling it like it is. If it wasn't for his deceit, his lying, you, me, ALL OF THIS COUNTY
        would have had our right to vote, but nope, Mr (as some would call him) McAnus took our right away.
        So here we are today, back to inviting more criminals the right to grow marijuana,
        and pollute our water, land, and kids, and bringing crime back to our community.
        Thanks again Bill. Maybe you can tie another one on and please, don't choke to
        death on an olive or some ice cubes when gulping you drink.

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          Re: THANKS TO THE LYING BASTARD BILL MCMANUS FOR THIS
          Posted on: 2019-10-05 14:39:40   By: Anonymous
           
          McAnus is a dick

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            Re: THANKS TO THE LYING BASTARD BILL MCMANUS FOR THIS
            Posted on: 2019-10-12 23:42:41   By: Anonymous
             
            There's a lot of lying on the cannabis side and has been for more than 3 years - too many lies to list here. So save your righteous indignation for someone who doesn't know the score and who will believe your sorry one-sidedness.

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          Re: THANKS TO THE LYING BASTARD BILL MCMANUS FOR THIS
          Posted on: 2019-10-06 07:31:32   By: Anonymous
           
          LOOK AROUND YOU RETARDS!!! THERE IS METH HEADS AND METH LABS EVERYWHERE IN ANGELS CAMP AND ALL OF CALAVERAS COUNTY!! AND YOU GUYS ARE MAD ABOUT WEED?? LMAO GO START CRAP OVER THOSE LABS INSTEAD OF A PLANT!! IM HAPPY CANNABIS IS BACK!! AND 15K FOR GROWING IT IS CHUMP CHANGE TO SUCCESSFUL GROWERS! HAHA BAN FOLKS EAT YOUR 💩💩💩

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Way to go, BOS-
Posted on: 2019-10-05 00:09:05   By: Anonymous
 
So, these piddling little fees are gonna make Calaveras County rich, right? They’re gonna pay for enforcement and legal fees and law enforcement and hazmat clean up, and on and on, right? Bullsh*t.

Thanks, Merita Callaway. Your misguided stubbornness, bought and paid for by Big Weed, will be your pitiful legacy and the ruination of Calaveras County.

Gosh, won’t it be great when we have the same damn problems as Humboldt, but with less money to deal with them???

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    Re: Way to go, BOS-
    Posted on: 2019-10-05 08:22:29   By: Anonymous
     
    wrong re problems like Humbolt. Pot has been here for decades and all behind the sight of many. Butte fire cleared the way for all to see. What else will you do with the worthless burned land? All the ban people are drunks and way behind the times. It will be fully legalized in 2020. At the last meeting, the Sheriff stated on the record that the ban is a failure and has not stopped or reduced illegal grows

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      Re: Way to go, BOS-
      Posted on: 2019-10-05 11:04:29   By: Anonymous
       
      Ha! The Sheriff also stated (and I don't speak for our Sheriff), that he could do his job with or without marijuana money. Don't misquote.

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    Re: Way to go, BOS-
    Posted on: 2019-10-05 09:16:06   By: Anonymous
     
    You sound one like a one of the crazies lackey foot soldier. Incoherent rambling

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    Re: Way to go, BOS-
    Posted on: 2019-10-05 11:07:38   By: Anonymous
     
    Oh dear, Merita. She is one to wipe the streets with those who don't follow her. It's o.k. though because everyone knows she lies, steals and cheats - and it's all a matter of record.

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      Re: Way to go, BOS-
      Posted on: 2019-10-06 07:36:42   By: Anonymous
       
      No names of the non-elected

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        Re: Way to go, BOS- /\/\ Drunks and pill poppers like Alice
        Posted on: 2019-10-07 08:34:04   By: Anonymous
         
        No names of the non-elected

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        Re: Way to go, BOS-
        Posted on: 2019-10-12 23:45:55   By: Anonymous
         
        You're absolutely right. Some don't know Merita personally. Those people can only go on her professional record. Her record sadly speaks for itself. Not good.

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        Re: Way to go, BOS-
        Posted on: 2019-10-12 23:49:11   By: Anonymous
         
        You screaming in caps, calling readers names, and making other insulting remarks make you look wild-eyed. I stopped reading past your first few words.

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    Re: Way to go, BOS-
    Posted on: 2019-10-05 14:16:53   By: Anonymous
     
    The county can't legally profit on fees. If it turns out the fee is too high, permitted farms will be eligible for a refund. There is no "getting rich" on fees.

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wonder if the county is in dire straits?
Posted on: 2019-10-05 08:35:36   By: Anonymous
 
the spreadsheet is the clowning glory of this masterpiece. Someone spent all this time to figure out how the county is going to account for every little fee and expense.
And We're going to have a pot czar in calaveras they oversee this whole system. Trust us guise, this time it will be different! scouts honor.

But..
Writing a new EIR for a regulatory program that is estimated to generate 1,923,000 is just too much effort and expense.

Soooo we will just addendum the old EIR.

Can't see that being a problem or a shaky foundation on which to build a teetering mansion of greed. All the county sees is a way out of financial insolvency. Cannabis is going to be the lord and savior of Calaveras Co.

All the growers see is paid protection to make millions on a broken prop 64. no mandatory track and trace in place in California means you get to wear a white cowboy hat , all while keeping that rich all black outfit on.

How about residency requirements, I.e. You must be a Calaveras CO resident, in order to apply for a permit to grow "legally"

Nope not needed just please have 12500 in cash.

In short it's all about the money. Love how they put that first and foremost with this official press release. $$$$ It's the most honest thing the county has unwittingly released in regards to this rerollout of regulations.
As Mr. Lahey said .... " smell that in the air, Randy ??"
Brace for impact in 3.2.1




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    Re: wonder if the county is in dire straits?
    Posted on: 2019-10-05 09:13:41   By: Anonymous
     
    Shut your pie hole - what are you rambling about? Incoherent but I get the fist of it, NOT! LoL

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    Re: wonder if the county is in dire straits?
    Posted on: 2019-10-05 09:21:06   By: Anonymous
     
    This is illiteracy at its finest. Why are you one of their lackeys? Who pushed you to do this? I feel bad for you for joining in a worthless cause.

    I'm sure visiting your grandchild or seeing the national parks are far more worthwhile of your time.

    You should tour a legal farm and you'll see that your cause is a bunch of lies.

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WHERES CRAZY LADY!@?*#&
Posted on: 2019-10-05 09:10:35   By: Anonymous
 
She's y busy writing a very important opinion peace for the New York times, and basking in glory and savoring the pinnacle of success as a defender of the elderly and the poor and obtuse and mainly illiterate class of this 3rd world country.

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Hobby development agency
Posted on: 2019-10-05 09:38:56   By: Anonymous
 
Who wants to head up this agency? We need more hobbies around these hills for

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    Re: Hobby development agency
    Posted on: 2019-10-05 11:05:35   By: Anonymous
     
    Don't worry. This is based on a faulty Addendum and a messed up "regulation" not anything but a paved way. So easy in, easy out.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-10-05 11:03:14   By: Anonymous
 
Impossible to gauge fee study.
"These fees will be imposed to cover the reasonable regulatory costs to the County for issuing permits and clearance badges, performing inspections, and for administrative enforcement activities." Remember, no one knows the forensic cost of the UO. Our own Environmental Health professional doesn't even attend inspections as he has stated and sees his role as a liaison.???? So forget the fee study, start over, and hold your breath.

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