Groups in favor, opposed to Measure W report contributions |

Groups in favor, opposed to Measure W report contributions

Editor’s note: Information for The No on W Committee wasn’t available at the time this report was written. It’s since been released, and this story has been amended.

Donors on both sides of Measure W have helped fill campaign coffers over the past month, including two supervisors who seek passage of the controversial marijuana initiative.

Supervisors Nate Beason and Hank Weston gave $200 and $250, respectively, to Neighbors Who Care 2016, Yes on W.

The committee, in support of the measure that would ban outdoor medical marijuana grows and limit indoor grows to 12 plants, raised $4,157 and spent $2,052.28. It has $2,104.72 on hand.

Both Beason and Weston voted on Jan. 12 to implement the existing outdoor grow ban and put the issue, later named Measure W, on the June 7 ballot.

Other contributors to Neighbors Who Care include Anthony Halby, owner of the Halby Group, who gave $200; Ken Byers, owner of Byers Enterprises, who gave $400; Susan Horne, the county’s assessor, who gave $100; and Bart Riebe, owner of Riebes Auto Parts, LLC, who gave $500.

The HOPE Committee Against Measure W raised $5,926 in the past month. Its total contributions are $18,538, which doesn’t include a separately listed, miscellaneous increase of $638.

It spent $10,000 in the past month. Its total expenditures equal $20,454.51.

The committee has a debt of $1,278.51.

Contributors include Forrest Hurd, who this year filed a writ in his attempt to get Measure W removed from the ballot, or alternatively to revise its language. He gave $1,000.

Patricia Smith, president of the Nevada County chapter of Americans for Safe Access, gave $500; Tintle, Inc., gave $500; and GrassRoots Solutions gave $2,000.

The No on W Committee, opposed to the passage of Measure W, reported raising $35,812 in the past month. Another $3,287.44 was received in non-monetary contributions, bringing this month’s total to $39,099.44. The group’s overall contributions are $46,337.44.

It spent $36,577.38 in the past month, which includes some unpaid bills. Its total expenses have reached $42,093.54.

The group began this reporting period with $5,438.87, brining its total cash receipts to $41,250.87. It paid out $25,428.02 in expenses, leaving the The No on W Committee with $15,822.85 in the bank.

The committee lists several contributors, including Sunglass Super Store, LLC, which gave $5,000; The Wood Group/West Coast Traders, doing business as Joe Blob, Inc., which gave $5,000; Volz Brothers Automotive, which gave $1,000; Mark Schaefer, who gave $1,200; Gregory Sharp, a Realtor, who gave $1,000; and Mama Madrone’s Eco Emporium, which gave $1,000.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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