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El Dorado County supervisors approve recommendations on VHR regulations

[Ryan Hoffman, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

Her three opponents (Kenny Curtzwiler, Norma Santiago and Jeffrey Spencer) have all stated their support for a moratorium, either publicly or directly to the Tribune. While some residents called for a moratorium, others from the VHR industry cautioned supervisors against enacting overly burdensome ...

Ultimately the supervisors, citing a desire to pick low-hanging regulatory fruit before considering more sweeping actions, advanced a package of changes to penalties, occupancy caps and other regulations.

"These are just the start," stated District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel, who represents the Tahoe portion of the county.

The recommendations would increase penalties from ...

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COMMENTARY - The Government Should Change How It Regulates Marijuana

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2018 / comments

[Paul J. Larkin Jr.]

Federal law has prohibited marijuana cultivation, processing, and distribution since the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.

Whether and how to regulate marijuana use has been in the news again recently. Currently, federal laws classify marijuana as a “Schedule I” (unhelpful and dangerous) drug. This means that physicians cannot prescribe marijuana for therapeutic or recreational purposes.

SDPD Shares Its License Plate Database With Border Patrol – and Hundreds of Other Agencies

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2018 / comments

[Andrew Keatts, PUBLICCEO]

The San Diego Police Department initially told Voice of San Diego it had no control over who can see its massive database that tracks where cars go in the region. But it later conceded that it has broad leeway over who can access the data, and that it has not elected to limit that access. Agencies that can see the data range from Border Patrol to tiny local police departments across the country.

Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors today in SLT

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2018 / comments

[Sue Novasel, District V Supervisor]

We will be holding the Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors regarding Vacation Home Rentals on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at South Tahoe Middle School. 

At this time, the Board will be looking at eight revisions to the current Ordinance: 

Feinstein drops opposition to legal pot, giving legal marijuana a new ally

[KATE IRBY. Img: photo, Nicole Gross plays with her son]

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a longtime opponent of legalizing recreational marijuana, now says the federal government should not interfere in California's legal marijuana market.

In comments to McClatchy Tuesday — in the middle of a 2018 campaign for her seat in a state that has settled into the legal pot market — the California Democrat said she was open to considering federal protection for state-legalized marijuana.

Feinstein's office said her views changed after meetings with constituents, particularly those with young children who have benefited from medical marijuana use.

"Federal law enforcement agents should not arrest Californians who are adhering to California law," said Feinstein, who faces a challenge from Kevin de Leon, who's attracting many liberals who see Feinstein as too ...

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