Pubdate: Tue, 19 May 2015
Source: Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, CA)
Copyright: 2015 Appeal-Democrat
Author: Eric Vodden


Yuba County Supervisor Andy Vasquez submitted a two-sentence formal 
response to the effort to recall him from office by opponents to the 
county's latest marijuana growing ordinance.

Vasquez, whose response filed with county election officials must be 
part of any circulated recall petitions, delivers a simple, but 
direct message to potential signers: "Don't be fooled! If you sign 
this petition, you're supporting large marijuana growers," Vasquez's 
signed, formal statement reads.

The statement filed last week came after election officials verified 
at least 20 of 44 signatures signing the "intent to recall notice" 
are of registered voters within Vasquez's 1st district. Vasquez was 
initially served with a recall notice last month during a public 
hearing on the county's new tighter marijuana cultivation ordinance.

Recall supporters have until next Tuesday to submit two blank copies 
of the proposed petition format and proof of publication of a legal 
ad. Election officials have another 10 days after that to review 
those documents.

If approved, recall supporters will have 60 days to collect 
signatures of 25 percent of the registered 1st District voters to 
force an election. That amounts to 1,069 signatures of 4,274 
registered voters in the Linda district.

Separately, a Yuba County Superior Court hearing is scheduled June 1 
for a lawsuit filed by Yuba Patients Coalition and six individuals 
challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance.
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