Argument Opposed to Measure S

On April 22, 2014, the Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted Resolution 14-140 (PDF), calling a Special Municipal Election for, and authorizing the submission to the voters of, a ballot measure regarding the Medical Marijuana Cultivation Measure (now known as "Measure S"), and consolidating the Special Municipal Election with the November 4, 2014 Election.

Committee


The Board also unanimously agreed to form a two-person committee of myself and Supervisor Scofield to write a ballot argument against the Medical Marijuana Cultivation Measure for publication in the voter information pamphlet. The following Argument has now been filed: Primary Argument Opposed to Measure S (PDF).


Current Ordinance


I encourage you to compare the ordinance proposed by Measure S with the current ordinance now in force, which can be found on the County Codes page, (select General Code, then Chapter IV General Regulations, and finally Article 5, Medical Marijuana Cultivation). I think once you compare the current ordinance with the proposed ordinance, you will understand why I am opposed to Measure S