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|"Lowest Marijuana Enforcement Priority" Committee Meets Today|
|Date||Monday June 15|
|Time||5:30 PM - 6:30 PM|
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|809 Center St. in Santa Cruz at the City Council Chambers|
Measure K was passed by 64% of the voters in 2006. Since then it has been crippled by City Council hostility, staff negligence, city attorney and PD intervention, and the failure of activists to challenge the situation.
for an account of the last meeting (six months ago) see "Rump Measure K Committee Excludes Public Comment, Loses Audio Tape" at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/01/19/18564535.php Also note the comments following the article.
Make sure you show up at 5:30 PM sharp or before. The Chair is supposed to allow public comment during Oral Communications at the beginning and during each agenda item.
Last time she violated the Brown Act by not allowing this.
Staff member Tina Sholl did not respond to a demand that this be corrected (see article above). If more people are there, the chair will probably be more careful.
As I reported in the above story, at the last meeing I was initially locked out. When I got in the Chairperson refused to allow me to speak at the Oral communications period (which she had glided past--in a room empty of audience as I pounded on the door).
Anita Henri has struggled for several years to make this committee, the PD, and the City Council follow the will of the voters. She can't do it alone. To support action to change the situation giver her a call at 425-3444.