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California May Lower Its Marijuana Taxes

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 19, 2018 / comments

[California County News]

Worried by a resilient black market that threatens to undermine California’s experiment with legal weed, state lawmakers are now considering a bill that would cut taxes on cannabis for a period of three years.

The proposed legislation, AB 3157, would reduce the state excise tax on marijuana from 15% to 11%. It would also suspend a $148-per-pound cultivation tax currently placed on growers.

Welcome to Tahoe - Now get your $1000 Fine

[Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle]

Planning a ski getaway? If you stay in an Airbnb, VRBO or other vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe (El Dorado County) you need to know that you could get slapped with hefty penalties for such infractions as noise, late-night hot-tubbing, or parking on the street. 

The reason: Local residents are fed up with vacationers in their neighborhoods, saying that too often drunken revelers disturb their tranquility.

South Lake Tahoe has enacted strict rules for vacation-rental homes, which took effect Dec. 22, and apply to both guests and owners. Property managers now give all guests written and verbal warnings to help them avoid breaking the new law. The police have six code-enforcement officers responding to vacation-rental complaints.

•Each violation results in a $1,000 fine for the guest and ...




Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez Endorses Ret Judge Steven Bailey for State AG

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 13, 2018 / comments

[Corey Uhden]

"Judge Bailey has a proven record of upholding the law and protecting our families"

California - Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) announces he's earned the endorsement of Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez in the race for Attorney General. 

State Audit Slams Counties for Hoarding Mental Health Money, But There Are Deeper Problems With MHSA

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 13, 2018 / comments

[Cal County News]

In 2004, California voters approved a 1 percent income tax on millionaires in the hopes of fixing the state’s mental health crisis. Fourteen years later, much of the money has not been spent. Meantime, confusion, frustration, and legal wrangling abound.

Commission on Aging Seeks New Member

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 12, 2018 / comments

[Yasmin Hichborn]

The Commission on Aging for El Dorado County is currently seeking a new member to fill one vacancy. The Commission strives to attain a balanced geographic representation and applicants are being sought from all areas of the County, including South Lake Tahoe. Preference will be given to individuals aged 60 years and older.