Amador County BOS Talk Water Quality Issues And Pot Regulations

Amador County BOS Talk Water Quality Issues And Pot Regulations 

The Amador County Board of Supervisors confronted water quality issues and adopted a new ordinance regulating pot growing and sales in the County.

The impact of Mule Creek State prison on the water quality of surrounding properties was front and center at the Board meeting Tuesday, as State officials from both State Corrections and the Regional Water Quality Control Board, both pledged co-operation with each other and local officials.  The State prison representative stated that over two million dollars had been spent on testing to see if sewage was infiltrating its storm water runoff systems, but that tests were inconclusive.  This explanation did not sit well with neighbors of the prison, one of whom, Jim Scully, called for the Warden of Mule Creek to be arrested if the Prison didn’t cooperate with the Regional Water Board.  And on an unrelated water issue, the Board approved $300,000 in work to address water quality at the County’s shut down landfill in Buena Vista.    The Board also approved new ordinance governing marijuana in the County.   The new ordinance matches the emergency measure passed by the Board in the wake of California passing legalization.  It allows anyone to grow up to six pot plants for recreational use indoors and up to 12 plants ether indoors or out for medical purposes.  It maintains a ban on large-scale commercial growing operations and retail sale of the drug.

Written by KVGC Staff

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