Pubdate: Fri, 23 Oct 2015
Source: Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, CA)
Copyright: 2015 Appeal-Democrat
Author: Rick Reiss


It is apparent with the number of letters to this and other local 
publications, marijuana is a hot topic, with Yuba County being a 
breeding ground for the infestation of undesirable elements of drug use.

The recall of Supervisor Andy Vasquez was initiated by marijuana 
supporters; the question is: How could the letter written by Gary 
Simpson not be construed as a simple attempt to identify?

I recall someone knocking on my door and wanting me to sign the 
recall petition, I asked the individual who was the sponsor of the 
recall effort and the person said he was a neutral party and did not 
know who the sponsor was. Knowing that, one could assume being 
deceitful about the sponsors of the recall should be a violation of 
election law.

I was present when the signed petitions were presented to the County 
Clerk's Office. The smug attitude of the half-dozen marijuana 
supporters was evident. The gentlemen who signed the receipt for the 
supporters is or was the president of the Yuba County Growers 
Association; notice the title of the group does not have the word 
"marijuana," "medical marijuana," "pot," or "cannabis" in it.

Regardless of what anyone thinks, the recall effort failed miserably. 
One of growers has threatened to recall all five of our current supervisors.

The marijuana support groups have used enough of our county's 
governing resources and have abused the tax dollars we pay for county 
services. Currently, the marijuana growers are in violation of the 
current ordinance and have no intention of complying. The county 
attorneys and our courts are spending too many resources on this 
self-serving issue. It's time to step up enforcement and stop the 
madness before it's too late.

Rick Reiss

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