A Fair Political Practice Commission complaint against several county officials alleging misuse of county resources to oppose Measure S has been denied. The complaint filed by ASA- Nevada County Chairperson, Patricia Smith, alleged that Nevada County Counsel, the Nevada County Clerk Recorder, Nevada County Sheriff, and two Nevada County Supervisors used county time, web resources, and letterhead to post arguments against Measure S which would replace the existing Marijuana Ordinance with a new ordinance. The FPPC sent a written communication to Patricia Smith and copied the response to the named county officials stating no violation to the Political Reform Act.
On the other side of the argument, Nevada County Supervisor, Nate Beason, is pleased with the outcome.
Measure S has drawn significant attention as supporters of the measure are trying to move Nevada County closer to medicinal marijuana cultivation California law as described in Proposition 215. According to Measure S supporters the current ordinance is too restrictive and limits medicinal marijuana cultivators to the size of a garden. The state law uses plant counts as the limiting factor.
Voters will decide tonight whether or not Measure S will replace the existing ordinance.