new tea partyPaul Preston  10 16 17With Guest Speaker Paul Preston, Radio Host

Yuba City, Ca.

The new Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio Host, will be the Special Guest Speaker for their Inaugural Meeting, Monday, October 23, 2017.

Paul Preston will fill us in on what’s really going on......the Las Vegas shooting, forest fires in Northern California, the Sanctuary State, NFL disrespect for the National Anthem, the New California State, and more.

Paul is a former basketball coach, high school administrator and Superintendent. His conservative background has not prevented him from seeing the devastating damage that the United Nations’ Agenda 21 policies have visited upon America.

Starting with Karl Marx and the Communist Manifesto he shows us how socialist, communists, and fascists in the United Nations are using environmentalism as their tool to redistribute America’s wealth and enslave our people for the ‘greater good’.

Agenda 21 has destroyed the ranching and farming industry in many parts of the country. It has eviscerated property rights and it has superseded the United States Constitution and its laws.

Paul engages your political and cultural norms in meaningful debates over race, government, and education. He presents reasoned analysis on many of the myths apparent in our system of government, our society, and the media.

There is no membership requirement to attend and everyone is welcome. Doors open at 6:00pm; meeting begins promptly at 6:3 pm. Come early to register, socialize with like-minded patriots, and get a good seat.

The meeting will be Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, CA 95991.

Contact Larry or Carla at (530) 755-4409

Meeting on New California CCR: 12:30 p.m., Saturday, October 21 - Caltrans Sierra Nevada Room

Get the latest information about the progress of this important movement to split California, regain legislative and Congressional representation and our Constitutional rights as Americans, and remain part of the United States.

Plumas Arts and the Plumas National Forest are pleased to host an evening of readings and reflections from the Literary Artist in Residence at the Black Mountain Lookout for 2017, Margaret Garcia. The program will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Plumas Arts Gallery at 525 Main Street in Quincy beginning at 5:30pm.

For the month of October the gallery is also featuring paintings by the 2017 Visual Artist in Residence for 2017, Sally Yost, as well as paintings by former visual artists in residence Lucinda Woods and James Johnson.

Garcia will be reading poems from a chapbook she has compiled from her time at the lookout called "What the Wind Brought Me," which she presents as a reflection upon the wildness of Nature and it’s clarity of purpose. Some of her work is a tribute to a fellow writer and artist Farrell Cunningham, who she credits as the first friend to show her this beautiful region that has become her adopted home. Garcia will also speak (as a busy working mother and artist) to the need of alone time to write.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The Artist in Residence in the Black Mountain Look-out is a collaborative project between Plumas Arts and the Forest Service. With this program, the Plumas National Forest offers an opportunity for artists to spend several days at Black Mountain Lookout to draw upon the breathtaking landscapes of the Plumas National Forest for inspiration.

For more information contact Plumas Arts at 283-3402 or plumasarts.org

Lou  10 11  17Lou Binninger, a Life-long member of our Yuba/Sutter Community. Lou has committed his life to helping others not only in our community but around the world. These are just a few of his programs he started and they are still going strong. Traveled to Mexico; China; Vietnam; Laos; Cambodia; Russia; Philippines; Indonesia; Uganda and India working and developing projects.

Lou Binninger, TIP Executive Director will be telling us about the TIP program and the areas you can help in OUR community during a time of crisis in their lives.

The meeting luncheon will be held Thursday, October 19th at The Plaza Room, Hillcrest Plaza, 210 Julie Drive in Yuba City. The luncheon meeting starts promptly at 11:30.

For reservations call: Cheryl at 530-671-9128

excerpts from the Daily Caller

Major left-wing foundations have given millions of dollars to a leading anti-Trump “resistance” group, a new report reveals.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Ford Foundation and the Open Society Foundation have channeled millions of dollars to the Center for Community Change, according to 2015 tax documents obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.

The documents provide a rare glimpse into the relationship between big progressive donors and the left-wing activists who have mobilized against President Trump and other Republican lawmakers. As a 501(c)3 organization, the center isn’t required to publicly disclose the source and nature of its donations.

Center for Community Change — 2015 Donors by Joe Schoffstall on Scribd

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation gave $3 million to the Center for Community Change. The Ford Foundation gave another $2.3 million to the center, while the Open Society Foundation provided another $1,750,000 to the center, as revealed by the documents.

The Open Society Foundation is the personal project of left-wing mega donor George Soros, who has previously backed other anti-Trump “resistance” groups.

Left-wing activist group Indivisible, one of several groups launched as a direct response to Trump’s election, is a project of the Advocacy Fund, a progressive advocacy group that funded by Soros’ Open Society Policy Center, as The Daily Caller first reported.

Resistance group Refuse Fascism, which has consistently organized mass demonstrations in Berkeley and elsewhere that have turned into riots, is similarly backed by left-wing donor networks

As TheDC’s Chuck Ross first reported, Refuse Fascism is backed by a progressive charity that is in turn funded by left-wing financier George Soros, a major labor union and several large companies.

Yuba City, Ca.

Paul Preston, Chairman of the Sutter County Council of Representatives (SCCR) of the “New California State Movement,” will be holding a meeting of concerned citizens interested in being involved in a movement to develop a pathway forward to form a new state.

The SCCR is designed to provide citizens an avenue to openly discuss, brainstorm, and get questions answered including perspectives from a greater number of people regarding a constitutional state split from California.

They are looking for committed citizens who want to become involved in the Sutter County Council of Representatives and want to be part of the historic formation of a New State.

Members of the current SCCR will be present to provide information on the New State movement and answer your questions.

The meeting will be Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Caltrans Building, Jody Jones Conference Room, 703 B Street, Marysville, CA 95901.

There is no membership requirement to attend and everyone is welcome. Doors open at 6:00 pm; meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

“The participation of informed citizens is required for good governance.”

Contact Paul Preston at (530) 632-9786

Presentation from Sutter Butte's Flood Control Agency

Yuba City, Ca.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announces their October 16th meeting will feature a presentation from the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency to provide an update on the progress of repairs underway to improve the integrity of the levees that protect the Yuba City region.

The Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency (SBFCA) is undertaking an aggressive series of projects to improve flood protection in the Sutter Butte Basin, to include repairs to levees spanning 44 miles along the west bank of the Feather River, from Thermalito Afterbay south to the Sutter Bypass. Challenges abound, including securing federal permits for construction, acquiring right-of-way for construction and maintenance, finalizing agreements with the state for construction funding, and racing against the clock to complete repairs before the Federal Emergency Management Agency remaps large portions of the community into high-hazard flood zones.

Some lucky member will be the winner of a drawing to cut our Chairman’s (Bill Beeler) hair. After 7 years of growth that never gets any longer, Bill has decided it’s time! Come and savor the goodness.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party meetings begin promptly at 6:30, on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at The Church of Glad Tidings at 1179 Eager Road, Live Oak; Highway 99 and Eager Road.

Everyone is welcome to join us as we continue to move forward with a renewed enthusiasm in recognition of our achieved success in the White House! As we continue to promote the principles of constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets – we will also acknowledge our progress in those areas and bring attention to the victories for liberty, truth, justice and faith in God, that do not make the headlines. There is no membership requirement and no cost to attend. Doors open at 6:00 pm with lively music and videos to get you motivated and keep up that “winning” mindset. Come early to socialize with fellow patriots and get a good seat.

Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party online at www.sutterbuttesteaparty.ning.com

Hauck  10 4 17Yuba City, Ca.

Lifelong Yuba-Sutter Resident and Yuba City Police Sergeant Dennis Hauck, announced his candidacy for Sutter County Sheriff via a radio broadcast early Wednesday morning.

In his official announcement, Hauck stated that his focus as Sutter County Sheriff will be on staffing, increasing rural patrols as a crime prevention measure and changing Concealed Weapon Permits (CCW) to a ‘Right to Carry’ platform while removing the 3-gun limit. “The number one question my constituents have asked is how I feel about CCWs,” said candidate Hauck. “I believe that society is safer when law-abiding citizens who are properly trained and free from mental defect, can protect themselves and their families,” said Hauck.

A member of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, Hauck feels taxpayer dollars must be spent sparingly. The Sheriff-hopeful believes that one of the best ways to accomplish this is to look for opportunities for local agencies to work together to consolidate tasks that are currently duplicated by multiple agencies. “When local government agencies collaborate, the taxpayers win,” Hauck said.

A 24-year law enforcement veteran, Hauck began his career at Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, later moving to Marysville Police Department where he rose to the rank of Sergeant. Nearly a decade ago, Hauck began serving the citizens of Sutter County when he went to work for the City of Yuba City Police Department, where he currently serves as Sergeant and Cadet Coordinator. Voted by his peers, Hauck is a three-time recipient of the Officer of the Year Award, a Medal of Valor recipient, Department Employee of the Year recipient, and Chief’s Spirit Award recipient.

“Dennis is respected by both peers and subordinates in the law enforcement community,” said Shon Harris, Councilmember for the City of Yuba City. “His contemporary leadership style, 24-years of hard work, and a solid balance of experience, commitment and humility, makes him a great fit to lead the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department into the future,” Councilmember Harris said.

Hauck plans to focus on enforcing existing laws and ordinances related to homeless issues, working with the City of Yuba City to turn over Happy Park police services to YCPD (an area the City annexed 18 years ago) in order to make more deputies available for rural patrols and establish a 6-member Citizens Advisory Panel to provide public input on law enforcement issues.

“I find myself at a point in my life where I can make a greater contribution to this community, the community that raised me,” said Hauck. “I want to leave this County better than I found it. I want the children and families who live in this community, to feel safer; to actually feel protected,” he finished.

Yuba City, Ca.

Paul Preston, Chairman of the Sutter County Council of Representatives (SCCR) of the “New California State Movement,” will be holding a meeting of concerned citizens interested in being involved in a movement to develop a pathway forward to form a new state.

The SCCR is designed to provide citizens an avenue to openly discuss, brainstorm, and get questions answered including perspectives from a greater number of people regarding a constitutional state split from California.

They are looking for committed citizens who want to become involved in the Sutter County Council of Representatives and want to be part of the historic formation of a New State.

Members of the current SCCR will be present to provide information on the New State movement and answer your questions.

The meeting will be Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Caltrans Building, Jody Jones Conference Room, 703 B Street, Marysville, CA 95901.

There is no membership requirement to attend and everyone is welcome. Doors open at 6:00 pm; meeting begins at 6:30 pm.

“The participation of informed citizens is required for good governance.”

Contact Paul Preston at (530) 632-9786

Initiative Repealing Gas Tax

Sacramento County Judge Timothy Frawley has rewritten the ballot description of the initiative repealing the gas tax increase. The judge found that the title and summary written by California State Attorney Xavier Becerra was misleading. Judge Frawley rewrote the title and summary after a lawsuit was filed by Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen.

Becerra's title said the ballot measure would eliminate transportation funding by repealing revenues. Frawley's rewrite says, the initiative would repeal gas and diesel taxes and transportation funding associated with the increase. The actual title says, ""Repeals recently enacted gas and diesel taxes and vehicle registration fees. Eliminates road repair and transportation programs funded by these taxes and fees."

Yuba County Sheriff, Steve Durfor, announced last week that he will not seek re-election next year and has endorsed Wendell Anderson 9 27 17Lieutenant Wendell Anderson for Yuba County Sheriff/Coroner in 2018. Anderson is a lifelong Yuba County resident and 21-year veteran of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.

“I thank the people of Yuba County for allowing me to serve them,” said Durfor. “I would not make this transition if I didn’t feel I was leaving our community in strong hands. I’ve seen Wendell’s work on numerous projects and high-profile cases. I’ve seen his determination. I’ve seen his passion and commitment to this office time and time again over the two decades we’ve served together. I fully endorse him as your next Yuba County Sheriff.”

Anderson, 48, currently holds the rank of Lieutenant and is Chief of the Detective Bureau, managing 6 detectives and administrative staff. Anderson also serves as Yuba County’s SWAT Commander. He is the current President of Yuba County’s Management/Supervisor Association and has held that position for the past several years.

“Over 20 years in Yuba County law enforcement, I’ve worked everything from the patrol beat in Olivehurst and Linda, to resident Hill Sergeant in the foothills,” said Anderson. “I know the landscape, the people and the challenges of Yuba County firsthand.”

Anderson is a graduate of Lindhurst High School and a graduate of the Yuba College Police Academy, where he now serves as an instructor. He earned an AS in Criminal Justice at Yuba College and has received specialized training during his Law Enforcement career. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute, management and leadership development courses and other advanced training.

If elected, Anderson’s priorities will be to fill vacant deputy positions, increase rural patrols and marijuana abatement, and lower the amount of mandatory overtime current deputies work.

“All this takes money we don’t currently have,” said Anderson. “My plan is to begin tackling this well before I take office. I’ll work with Sheriff Durfor, the County and the community to prioritize law enforcement funding in the budget, collect the maximum amount from illegal marijuana growers, and learn to be an expert at doing more with less.

I have tremendous respect for Sheriff Durfor. He has always put people and public safety ahead of politics. I’m truly honored to have his endorsement.”

Anderson was named Peace Officer of the Year in 2007 and Victim Advocate of the Year in 2014 by the Yuba County Victim Witness Services.

He has been involved in youth sports for decades, serving as a North Yuba Little League coach and board member, competitive softball coach, and as a volunteer football and softball coach for Marysville High School for many years.

Wendell and Tammy have been married for 26 years. They have two children, Mikayla, 19, a college student, and Zachary, 23, who currently serves in the US Air Force.

Senate Bill 54 passed the Senate with a party-line vote of 27 to 11 to make California a Sanctuary State

Ignoring the concerns of California’s sheriffs, the Legislature approved Senate Bill SB 54, a proposal that would make California a safe haven for convicted criminals who are in the country illegally, including, but not limited to, repeat drunk drivers, those who assault peace officers, serial thieves, and animal abusers. Long-term public safety advocate and former Chairman of the Board of Prison Terms, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement:

“California cannot create its own border laws.

“While some amendments have been made from the original proposal, this measure will still make California a haven for criminals.

“I cannot agree with the Sheriffs’ Association more when they say, ‘This bill still goes too far in cutting off communications with the federal government;’ and it ‘limits [their] ability to protect our communities.’”

Sacramento legislators passed Senate Bill 5, the so-called “California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018,” which will issue a $4 billion bond for parks and water. Oroville’s State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement:

“There is not a dime for Oroville Dam or the connecting levees in this bond measure.

“The Feather and the Sacramento Rivers, which bring water to Southern California from Oroville Dam, are in terrible condition as a result of the Oroville Dam Spillway failure. Without improvements made to this critical water infrastructure, we will face more catastrophic failures.

“Let’s prioritize and add funding to fix the levees that bring water to Central Valley farms and millions of Californians.”

Yuba City, Ca.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announces the October 2, 2017 meeting focusing on 2nd Amendment issues with guest speaker Chris Seale, Owner of CONseale, Concealed Weapon Certification. Chris is a course Instructor for concealed weapon certification and renewal, California Hunter Safety Courses, CA Fish & Game-Hunter Safety Course and NRA Certified Instructor for Pistol, Shotgun & Personal Protection in the Home.

We also have as our special guests, the Sutter Union High School Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clay and Olympic Bunker Shotgun Team, recently named 2017 US Open National Champions. We are delighted to honor and recognize them for their impressive achievement.

Please join us as we highlight the 2nd Amendment of our U.S Constitution which ensures the security of our liberty. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party meetings begin promptly at 6:30, on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at The Church of Glad Tidings at 1179 Eager Road, Live Oak; Highway 99 and Eager Road.

Everyone is welcome to join us as we continue to move forward with a renewed enthusiasm in recognition of our achieved success in the White House! As we continue to promote the principles of constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets – we will also acknowledge our progress in those areas and bring attention to the victories for liberty, truth, justice and faith in God, that do not make the headlines. There is no membership requirement and no cost to attend. Doors open at 6:00 pm with lively music and videos to get you motivated and keep up that “winning” mindset. Come early to socialize with fellow patriots and get a good seat.

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Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party online at www.sutterbuttesteaparty.ning.com

Longtime Yuba County resident and certified appraiser, Steve Souza, will run for Yuba County Assessor in 2018.Steve Souza 9 13 17

The assessor position is unique in that it requires candidates to have an appraiser’s license.

Souza is the owner of Steve Souza Appraisals and has earned three appraisal designations including Certified Real Estate Appraiser (CREA), Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA) and California Certified Real Estate Appraiser (CRREA.) He is recognized as an Expert Witness on real estate in our regional Superior Courts.

“I’ve personally appraised over 16,000 properties in Yuba County and throughout Northern California,” said Souza. “I’ll be the first Assessor in a long time that will have firsthand knowledge of many residential properties that come across my desk.”

If elected, Souza’s main priorities will focus on increased communication with the public, improved relations with business and real estate industry organizations, and frequent updates to the assessor’s website. Souza hopes to use his business experience to work closely with the staff and streamline any cumbersome and costly government procedures in the assessor’s department.

Souza is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers and the Real Estate Appraiser Association, Sacramento Chapter, and an affiliate member of the Sutter/Yuba Board of Realtors.

Souza has been a Reserve Yuba County Deputy Sheriff for almost 20 years, and was a Volunteer Firefighter in Dobbins-Oregon House for 5 years. He holds two black belts and was an instructor for the Tae Kwon Do studios in Marysville and Oregon House.

Steve is a member and past officer of the Knights of Columbus, a former little league and soccer coach, 4H leader, and has acted in many productions with the Ponderosa Community Theater Group.

“I believe God had a hand in crafting my life experience,” said Souza. “I’ve worked across the fields of business, community and government, giving me the knowledge and experience to competently represent the citizens of Yuba County as their Assessor.”

Steve and his wife Pam live in Loma Rica and just celebrated their 40th anniversary. They have four children and five grandchildren.

Decision from July 24, 2017

Springfield, VA .

Gun Owners of America (GOA) is celebrating a landmark victory for the Second Amendment in a case that was decided by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that D.C.'s "good reason" requirement for concealed carry permits is unconstitutional.

GOA submitted an amicus brief in Wrenn v. D.C., arguing against the “good reason” justification for the permitting process in Washington, D.C.

Said the court: “[T]he law-abiding citizen's right to bear common arms must enable the typical citizen to carry a gun.” The court's decision represents a stunning rebuff to the District’s historical animus toward Second Amendment rights.

Washington’s current permitting system is extremely restrictive. In fact, living or working in a high crime area is not a sufficient reason by itself to get permission for a carry permit.

“Americans everywhere – even those living in our nation’s capital – should be able to defend themselves with a firearm,” said GOA Executive Director Erich Pratt. “GOA is happy to see the Court recognize the right to keep and bear arms and deal a blow to Washington’s draconian carry laws.”

Washington’s restrictive gun laws also affect those travelling into D.C., as Pratt points out.

“These restrictive carry laws do nothing to stop criminals, but they do leave law-abiding citizens defenseless, as shown in the tragic congressional shooting last month,” Pratt continued. “We hope Congress will soon pass concealed carry reciprocity so that honest Americans can carry their firearms across the country, as well as in the District of Columbia.”

By Stephen Frank California Political News and Views

While the Democrats and Establishment Republicans claim there is no vote fraud, prosecutions are going forward in Virginia and Indiana. The LA County Registrar has not been able to explain 82 absentee ballots going to one address, the California Secretary of State refuses to cross check the illegal aliens with DMV issued driving licenses and the voting rolls. Plus we have eleven counties with more than 100% of eligible voters registered to vote. My county, Ventura, happily is not one of them—only 99% on the rolls.

“Since election days, Republicans have charged that a significant number of non-resident Democrats, principally from Massachusetts, flowed into New Hampshire to vote illegally, tilting close elections to their party. Mr. Jasper’s findings give credence, though not outright proof, to those allegations.

The numbers read this way:

6,540 people voted using out-of-state licenses

As of Aug. 30, 2014, about 15 percent had been issued N.H. driver’s licenses.”

This is why Voter ID is needed. The Republican incumbent lost by 1,017 votes—probably from the Massachusetts Democrats that illegally voted! Indict the illegal voters and make an example of them.

Cal Clark of Rough and Ready

Yuba City, Ca.

 

cal clark 2The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announces the September 18, 2017 meeting focusing on liberty and patriotism with guest speaker Cal Clark, resident of Rough and Ready. Cal will give a presentation on Patriot solutions to modern day Tyranny. Property rights, protection of life and liberty are essential elements to a limited by law constitutional government. One of Cal's core beliefs is that "No government can exist in peace except where such laws are framed and held inviolate as will secure to each individual -freedom of conscience, right and control of property and protection of life."

As a parent of a once injured vaccine child, he opposed SB277 and will share some insights and research on this theft of religious and personal belief freedom.

He has met and studied many great Patriots and authors of the past and present and has fought for property rights in Nevada County and opposes the United Nations false philanthropy and "sustainability" agendas. Cal wants to encourage you to "Be a patriot and be mighty".

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party meetings begin promptly at 6:30, on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at The Church of Glad Tidings at 1179 Eager Road, Live Oak; Highway 99 and Eager Road.

Everyone is welcome to join us as we continue to move forward with a renewed enthusiasm in recognition of our achieved success in the White House! As we continue to promote the principles of constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets – we will also acknowledge our progress in those areas and bring attention to the victories for liberty, truth, justice and faith in God, that do not make the headlines. There is no membership requirement and no cost to attend. Doors open at 6:00 pm with lively music and videos to get you motivated and keep up that “winning” mindset. Come early to socialize with fellow patriots and get a good seat.

Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party online at www.sutterbuttesteaparty.ning.com

Friday, September 15, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Caltrans Building - Jody Jones Room
703 B Street, Marysville

Sutter County is the fifth of the first nine chartered New California counties and more counties are jumping on board. We are organizing and looking for leaders and other volunteers wanting to take part in this historic movement to help propel us across the finish line to New California with a return to representation; common-sense legislation; and a government of, for, and by New California citizens.

Excerpts from the Lost Coast Outpost by Ryan Burns

State lawmakers are scrambling to develop regulations for California’s legal weed industry before Jan. 1, 2018, when it finally becomes legal for adults to buy marijuana without the cover of a doctor’s recommendation. Regarding that mad scramble, our representative in the California Senate, Mike McGuire, offered an analogy: “We are building the plane while it’s being flown.”

The Legislature now has until Sept. 15 to pass bills in the current legislative session, and Gov. Jerry Brown has until Oct. 15 to sign them into law or veto them into oblivion.

“The new rules and regulations that will be required of cannabis businesses next year are going to be a big change for the industry,” Wood told the Outpost. “We are working to do everything we can to make this transition period as easy as possible.”

Here’s a look at how the current batch of bills from our local lawmakers may impact the industry.

With legitimacy comes taxation. (Or is it vice versa?) Starting Jan. 1, all licensed cultivators in California will have to pay the tax man for their harvested ganja. How much? Per voter-approved Proposition 64 (aka The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or AUMA), the state will levy a tax of $9.25 per ounce of harvested buds bound for the commercial market The rate for leaves, meanwhile, will be $2.75 per ounce, and consumers will pay a 15 percent tax on retail purchases.

When Prop. 64 became law, many growers expressed concern about having to pay taxes at the time of harvest — before the product has been sold. To address these concerns, Wood introduced a bill, coauthored by McGuire, to allow growers to pay their taxes through a licensed distributor, meaning they won’t have to pay the tax man until after they’ve been paid for their product. (Technically, the distributor would pay the tax, just like retailers are responsible for paying the sales tax they collect.)