State of Jefferson organizers claim success in gathering signatures for local ballot measure

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The Garcias

Editor’s note: I do not receive e-blasts from Eddie Garcia, the local State of Jefferson leader. But Russ Steele does. On right-wing political activist George Rebane’s blog, Russ wrote:

“State of Jefferson: Up to Nevada County Voters?

“Eddy Garcia writes in an email:

“But, thanks to the untiring efforts of your Steering Committee and volunteers, next Thursday January 28th at 10 AM, proudly wearing our green t-shirts we will deliver to the Nevada County Elections Office over 5,500 signatures requesting that our Board of Supervisors put the State of Jefferson proposition on the ballot so that the citizens of Nevada County can express their opinion on whether our County should become part of the effort to form a new state where we would be guaranteed a voice in the decisions that shape our lives and the future of our children.

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Fran Freedle: “We had a great time doing this.”

“Tomorrow, Tuesday, we will also be addressing our Board of Supervisors during public comment time at 9:05 AM to inform them about the success of our signature gathering campaign.”

This Russ adds: “It is going to be an interesting election season. My guess is the County will delay the certification, forcing the ballot to November where it will be buried in multiple initiatives. If the County certified the proposition signatures in the required time it could be on the June ballot, where it would have a better chance of passing, as the voter turn out will be smaller, giving the proponents a better chance at passing. Stay Tuned.

“Posted by: Russ Steele | 25 January 2016 at 04:08 PM”

 

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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5 Responses to State of Jefferson organizers claim success in gathering signatures for local ballot measure

  1. Joe Koyote says:

    “voter turn out will be smaller, giving the proponents a better chance at passing.” Right he is and lower turnout statistically favors conservative voters ( old white ). However, should the younger and more progressive crowd register and vote because of the pot growing ban, the pendulum could swing the other way. You know the SOJers, Tea Partiers, and the anti-pot contingent (which are often all one and the same) will be out in full force. Take heed!

  2. Annie Fox says:

    There’s another perspective on this in the Union’s other voices. Excellent read!

  3. jeffpelline says:

    This part chaps me the most: ” a new state where we would be guaranteed a voice in the decisions that shape our lives and the future of our children.”

    What does Eddie Garcia know about my child? What an ass.

    • jeffpelline says:

      I am listening to some of the speakers at the Supe’s meeting representing the State of Jefferson — someone named Claudia, for example, and a man following her. It is surreal to hear some of their comments.

      • jeffpelline says:

        And what SOJ gathering wouldn’t be complete without a word from Weldon Travis: “I would request that you join us in the second American revolution.” Of course.

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