In advance of the BoS Meeting on Feb 7th, MCA has prepared several memos for Public Expression, as well as memos for specific agenda items.
Item 4d – CLICK HERE for Memo on Equity Legal Opinion – We strenuously object to the adoption of the proposed expenditure of $25K for an outside counsel to investigate the Federal legality of our Local Equity Program on multiple grounds. (CLICK HERE for Agenda Materials)
Item 4f– CLICK HERE for Memo on Legislative Platform – We raise concerns about the February 17 deadline for the introduction of legislation at the State level and the nearly 2 month delay by MCD in providing updated materials for inclusion in the platform despite multiple directions to do so. (CLICK HERE for Agenda Materials)
CLICK HERE for Memo on LJAGP – We provide an LJAGP Timeline Update with significant concerns about the timely and effective opening of applications for Direct Grants to licensees, and ask the GGC and Board to intervene.
CLICK HERE for Memo on Resource Innovation Institute contract – We inquire about the utility of hiring an outside agency with scarce LJAGP resources to do State reporting that operators can do on their own
CLICK HERE for Memo on Equity Manual Raid Criteria Revisions – We support memos submitted by Hannah Nelson and Scott Ward and call for an Equity Manual language update clarifying the inclusion of various Law Enforcement agencies beyond CAMP who were responsible for raids as acceptable criteria for applicants. This change is in line with past Board direction, and within the authority given to Director Nevedal.
CLICK HERE for Memo on Berkeley Cannabis Research Report – We share the UC Berkeley Cannabis Research Center’s Report on Policy Findings & Recommendations Regarding California Cannabis Farming, Regulation and the Environment (report also attached and linked in the memo) which includes many insightful recommendations for state and local governments.
Hannah Nelson is also working on a memo for Item 4c related to Vegetation Modification, and at a minimum MCA will be supporting that memo.
If you support our recommendations, you can use the following instructions to make either written or verbal comments (including leaving a voice mail at your convenience before 7:30AM on Feb 7th).
To leave any written public comment, first you must CLICK HERE to register with Granicus. Once you have registered, you will be able to sign in and make comments and upload files for all agenda items. You can CLICK HERE to find upcoming meeting agendas.
YOU MUST MAKE AN INDIVIDUAL COMMENT FOR EACH AGENDA ITEM YOU WANT TO ADDRESS. CLICK THE ITEM BELOW FOR THE APPROPRIATE PLACE TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT.
To make a verbal comment there are two options.
- Call 707-234-6333 and leave a voice message, up to 2 minutes in length, to be played during public expression/public comment, as it relates to the published agenda.
- Speak clearly, being sure to leave your full name and the agenda item upon which you are making a comment.
- Anonymous phone messages will not be played back during the meeting – nor will phone messages received prior to publication of the agenda.
- The deadline for voicemail comment submission is 8 AM the day of the meeting. Voicemails received after that time will not be played back during the meeting.
YOU MUST LEAVE ONE MESSAGE PER AGENDA ITEM. WE RECOMMEND LEAVING MESSAGES BY 7:30AM ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING TO BE SAFE.
Use the “raise hand” feature when Public Comment is called
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Please also feel free to email your District Supervisor, or all Supervisors, with your comments! (Be sure to include the items that you’re writing about in your Email Subject)
District 1 – Chair Glenn McGourty firstname.lastname@example.org
District 2 – Mo Mulheren email@example.com
District 3 – John Haschak firstname.lastname@example.org
District 4 – Dan Gjerde email@example.com
District 5 – Ted Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
All Supervisors: email@example.com
Every voice raised makes a difference. These are important issues and we request that ALL available Members make comments on these items!