The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The purpose of holding this forum is to provide an opportunity for undecided voters to learn about Measure W in order to make an informed decision. Measure W will read as follows on the ballot: "Shall an ordinance be adopted which (a) bans outdoor cultivation, commercial cultivation and other commercial cannabis activities, (b) limits indoor cultivation to 12 plants per parcel in residential and rural areas, (c) prohibits indoor marijuana cultivation in unpermitted structures and areas used or intended for human occupancy, and (d) allows marijuana cultivation only by qualified patients and primary caregivers and only for medicinal purposes?" The impacts of "yes" and "no" votes will be discussed by a representative of the measure's support and a representative from the measure's opposition, in a Q&A format. Learn more about Measure W here: https://www.scribd.com/doc/301378013/Impartial-Analysis-Measure-W
Speaking in support of the measure will be Don Bessee, Director, Smart Approaches to Marijuana. Speaking in opposition will be Hezekiah Allen, Executive Director of the California Growers Association. The forum will be moderated by MaryJane Huenergardt.
Audience members may submit written questions at the event. Representatives from local media will ask their own questions alternately with those from the audience. No advance questions are accepted. More information about the June election can be found at https://www.mynevadacounty.com/nc/elections/Pages/June-7,-2016-Election-Information.aspx
Visible partisan or campaign materials, including apparel, will not be allowed. Those wearing such apparel will be asked to turn it turn it inside out, remove it, or leave the forum.
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Date: Saturday, May 14
Place: 151 Union Square, Mill Street, Grass Valley
Note re: parking-- You may choose to park in the lot off South Auburn Street (behind the furniture store) and walk up ramp.
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm. Lunch will be served at noon.
3. Vegetarian Lasagna
Dessert: Tiramisu cake
Price: $20, gratuity included
Reservations with luncheon choices required by Monday, May 9
Contact Carol Kuczora (530) 273-7771 email@example.com
For those who missed it or want to review the information, we have obtained this presentation for you to download.
May 9, 2016
Early voting begins in two locations
- Nevada County Elections Office, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 210
- Truckee Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road
May 23, 2016 Last day to register to vote in the June Primary Election
June 7, 2016 Election Day--polls will be open from 7am until 8pm
The LWVWNC has committed to inspiring the largest voter turnout per capita in the state of California in the 2016 election cycle.
League members are responding to all requests to assist in Voter Registration and are currently scheduled to be in the following locations to assist voters in confirming registration, to respond to voter questions and provide registration materials.
March 19, 2016 9am + 4pm Voter Registration, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, 10065 Donner Pass Road, staff from Nevada County Elections office will be on hand. Tina Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer-Tax Collector will also be on hand from 9am until 12noon to answer questions about property tax, TOT and the County Treasury
March 21, 2016 10am + 5pm Voter Registration-- Natural Selection, 589 East Main Street, Grass Valley
March 21, 2016 5:30pm + 8pm Voter Registration-- SYRCL State of the Yuba Presentation, Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street, Grass Valley
March 23, 2016 5pm - 9pm Voter Registration-- Matteo's Public, 300 Commercial Street, Nevada City; In addition, Matteo's will donate 15% of all sales to LWVWNC
April 2, 2016 9am + 4pm Voter Registration, Truckee Chamber of Commerce, 10065 Donner Pass Road, staff from Nevada County Elections office will be on hand.
Please contact the League if you would like a Voter Registration table at your upcoming event. Additional dates, times and locations to register will be announced weekly.
Please note that we are not currently able to accept tax-deductible donations online.