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California Lawmakers Say Pot Taxes Must be Cut to Help an Industry 'On the Brink'
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Friday revived a proposal to temporarily cut taxes on marijuana to boost a legal market that one official said is “on the brink of collapse,” drawing encouragement from Gov. Gavin Newsom as he seeks to overhaul state pot regulators. Read more...>>
1/17/2020 3:42:36 PM
JURY CONVICTS INMATE OF POSSESSING MULTIPLE WEAPONS INSIDE SALINAS VALLEY STATE PRISON
Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni announced today that a Monterey County jury convicted David Player, 38, an inmate at the Salinas Valley State Prison, of two counts of possession of stabbing instruments while confined to the Salinas Valley State Prison.
1/17/2020 1:38:07 PM
ILLEGAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION RESULTS IN FELONY CONVICTION
Monterey County DA Jeannine M. Pacioni announced today that Tom Hays Gries, age 44, was sentenced for a cannabis cultivation operation discovered at his property in May 2018. Gries received a three-year probation sentence and was ordered to serve 150 days in jail.
1/17/2020 1:35:33 PM
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Hazardous Materials Management
Responsible for inspecting facilities in the County to verify proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.
Consumer Health Protection
Responsible for retail food protection and cottage food operations regulation, rental housing complaints, beach water quality monitoring, public swimming pools and spas inspection, vector control, agricultural field toilet inspections, tobacco licensing inspections, the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, and other general health protection activities.
Recycling Resource & Recovery Services
Responsible for the protection of public health and safety by reducing the amount of solid waste that goes to local landfills.
Environmental Health Review
Responsible for review of land use projects and building permits to ensure conformance with regulations where the Bureau is the oversight agency. Additionally, this program reviews, inspects, and approves Supply and Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) and provides annual inspections of sewage treatment and wastewater reclamation facilities.
Drinking Water Protection Services
Regulates domestic water systems that serve 2-199 connections or systems that serve at least 25 people at least 60 days a year. DWPS provides assistance to non-State regulated public and private potable water distribution systems to comply with local, State and Federal regulations, and to resolve water quality and quantity issues; permits all water well construction, repair and destruction activities in the County; operates a cross-connection control program and a water reuse program; and permits and inspects desalination treatment facilities. DWPS also regulates all well construction in Monterey County.
Solid Waste Management Services
Designated as the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) in Monterey County and is responsible for permitting, ensuring compliance with regulations, and inspecting facilities that handle solid waste, such as open and closed landfills, transfer stations, and compost facilities.