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Thu Jun 18 2009 (Updated 06/19/09)
Concerns Raised About Measure K Oversight Committee
Thu Jun 18 2009 (Updated 06/19/09)
Critics Say "Lowest Priority is Lowest Prioity" for Members of Measure K Committee
The Santa Cruz City Council Measure K Oversight Committee held their most recent meeting on June 15th. As directed in Santa Cruz Municipal Code Section 9.84.060, the Committee is charged with overseeing the implementation of SCMC Chapter 9.84 which makes "Adult Marijuana Criminal Offenses" the "Lowest Law Enforcement Priority."

Measure K was passed by 64% of the voters in 2006. Since then it has been depleted by City Council hostility, staff negligence, city attorney and Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) intervention, and the failure of activists to challenge the situation.

HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom) published a video and notes from the June 15th meeting held in City Council Chambers. HUFF notes the following points of particular concern:

1) The Measure K Oversight Committee is being denied substantive and detailed police documentation relating to citations/arrests involving marijuana.
2) The Committee is limited to two meetings per calendar year.
3) An agenda item slated for discussion at the December 2009 Measure K meeting proposes that even fewer meetings be scheduled in the future.
4) Minutes of the meeting are not made available to Committee members until roughly a week before the next meeting.
5) There was no SCPD liaison present.

imc_video.gifVideo and notes from the June 15, 2009 meeting

See also: Rump Measure K Committee Excludes Public Comment, Loses Audio Tape || Measure K Committee Old-Timer To Air Concerns at Committee Meeting || Gutted and Depleted Measure K Commission

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