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An estimated 17,000 ballots remain to be counted in Nevada County

NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 9, 2016 – The latest update from the Nevada County Elections Office estimates 17,000 ballots remain to be counted: Uncounted Vote-by-Mail Ballots: About 15,000 Uncounted Provisional Ballots: 1,732 Uncounted Ballots from Polls: 372 Vote-by-Mail ballots postmarked before 8:00 pm on June 7th will be accepted and counted if they arrive by […]

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Dan Miller during Measure W forum: BOS composition can change in the future, we’re locking this down now

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 5, 2016 – An overflow crowd attended a debate organized by local Democrats on Measure W, Nevada County’s proposed outdoor marijuana cultivation ban. Jonathan Collier, representing the California Growers Association and Dan Miller, Chair of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, spoke on opposing sides of the issue. Miller admitted one […]

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Impartial analysis of Measure W is good to go

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 17, 2016 – A very short hearing on the amended  Order to Show Cause (OSC) against the revised impartial analysis for Nevada County’s Measure W took place earlier this afternoon. Appearing before Nevada County Superior Court Judge Heidelberger the two parties briefly summed up their positions, submitted in briefs before today. […]

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TRO denied, hearing set for Thursday in Measure W writ

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 15, 2016 – Nevada County Superior Court Judge Heidelberger denied a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the case dealing with Nevada County’s Measure W, the outdoor marijuana growing prohibition. At this morning’s hearing attorney Heather Burke, representing Forrest Hurd, stated that thanks to the court’s previous ruling ordering Nevada County to […]

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Amended writ against Measure W filed

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 14, 2016 – An amendment to the writ filed by attorney Heather Burke on behalf of  Forrest Hurd, dealing with the revised impartial analysis of Measure W, is making its way through the court system. The original Application for Preliminary Injunction was granted by Nevada County Superior Court Judge Heidelberger last […]

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Revised Impartial Analysis of Measure W

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 11, 2016 – Nevada County has submitted a revised impartial analysis on Measure W to comply with a judge’s ruling. The new text is below. IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS MEASURE W Restrictions on Marijuana Cultivation Measure W is a County-initiated ballot measure that was placed on the ballot by the Nevada County Board […]

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Hearing on Measure W – live

March 8, 2016 at 8:31 AM Court is in session now for the hearing on the writ. March 8, 2016 at 8:36 AM The lawyers for both Forrest Hurd and Nevada County having identified themselves, the pleadings are starting. March 8, 2016 at 8:39 AM Attorney Heather Burke, representing Forrest Hurd makes the argument that […]

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Measure W: TRO granted, hearing set for Tuesday

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 4, 2016 – Today, Nevada County Superior Court Judge B. Scott Thomsen granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against Nevada County pertaining to Measure W. The ballot measure, slated for the June 7th primary election, deals with cosmetic changes to the county’s current marijuana cultivation land use ordinance. The TRO is […]

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Measure W hearing – live

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 4, 2016 – The hearing on the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) regarding Measure W has been transferred to the Presiding Judge,  Judge B. Scott Thomsen. Nevada County has issued a peremptory challenge against Judge Anderson. At today’s hearing, County Counsel staff is requesting for the hearing to be scheduled at a […]

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Measure W not on upcoming BOS agenda

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 2, 2016 – The upcoming Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 8 will be a morning-only session with public comment scheduled at 11:45 am. As of now, no agenda item regarding Measure W is scheduled to be discussed. For Measure W,  a previously decided item, to be reconsidered,  consent […]

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