No on Measure A Campaign Announces Additional Opposition Today

Humboldt County Growers Alliance logo hcgaPress release from the No on Measure A campaign (Please remember that this is not neutral reporting but a press release from an interested party):

The No on Measure A campaign proudly announced a broad range of additional endorsements against Measure A today, including the Fortuna City Council, former State Assemblymember Wes Chesbro, Yurok Tribal Council, Rio Dell City Council, Rio Dell Mayor Deborah Garnes, former Fortuna Mayor Sue Long, Second District Assembly candidate Frankie Myers, and AFSCME Local 1684.

These recent endorsements bolster the unprecedented opposition to Measure A, which also includes the Humboldt Democratic, Republican, and Green Parties, Arcata and Eureka City Councils, Sheriff William Honsal, the Humboldt Deputies Sheriffs Organization, Trinidad Rancheria, Supervisors Mike Wilson, Rex Bohn, and Michelle Bushnell, former elected officials, environmentalists, chambers of commerce, and small cannabis and food farmers across the county.

“As a voter initiative, Measure A would establish regulations that could not be changed without another voter initiative. This creates obstacles to the success of the industry in an already highly regulated market by preventing policy changes necessary to adapt to the evolving industry. The County needs to retain flexibility and responsiveness to public input to maintain an appropriate balance between all interests. For these reasons, the Fortuna City Council is opposed to Measure A. Sincerely, Tami Trent, Mayor Fortuna City Council.”

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Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
1 month ago

Bandwagon Fallacy

The bandwagon fallacy is also sometimes called the appeal to common belief or appeal to the masses because it’s all about getting people to do or think something because “everyone else is doing it” or “everything else thinks this.”

Of course, the problem with this fallacy is not everyone is actually doing this, but there is another problem that’s important to point out. Just because a lot of people think something or do something does not mean it’s right or good to do. For example, in the 16th century, most people believed the earth was the center of the universe; of course, believing that did not make it true.

You want to be careful to avoid this fallacy, as it’s easy to fall into this kind of thinking. Think about what your parents asked you when you insisted that “everyone” was doing something that you were not getting to do: “If everyone of your friends jumped off of a cliff, would you?” It’s important to fight the urge to fall into a bandwagon fallacy.

Farce
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Farce
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

It includes a healthy dose of FOMO as well…people as a herd species…straight to the slaughterhouse hey everybody’s going!

Huh?
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Huh?
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Are you voting yes or no on Measure A Ed? Oh wait, that’s right, you’re not voting on it because you don’t even live here. Do you have an iPhone Ed? You can keep track of your screen time and how long you’re on a specific website or app. I bet you spend a whole lot of your day in the comment section. if you really are trying to bring about positive change, do you believe that this is the most efficient use of your time?

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
1 month ago
Reply to  Huh?

I don’t know about you, but I can multi task, which means I can do more than one thing at a time, but thanks for asking.

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The Real Guest
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The Real Guest
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

🤔🧐,

“Multi-tasking”…???

Like, “standing up in court”…???

Mind if I ask you for some corroboration on that…???

Normally I would have just taken you’re word for it, but, you see, you have set a horrible precedent of disbelief…

And, aside from commenting in that regard, you are being intentionally vague…

I’m going to need to see some proof…

Something smells fishy…

Does that have something to do with your line of work…???

🚤🎣🐟

😁😉

Some, task specific,”documentation” from a credible source, preferably with a link, of course, if you don’t mind…🤷‍♂️

(Fishing doesn’t necessarily qualify)

Eyeball Kid
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1 month ago
Reply to  The Real Guest

Speaking of multi-tasking, my wife told me that men can’t multitask, and I asked her to please be quiet because I was trying to think of something.

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
1 month ago
Reply to  The Real Guest

I am a private consultant in the Marine High Performance Propeller and Racing Engine Design, Development and Testing across the USA, including and not limited to troubleshooting and diagnosing mechanical problems. It keeps me busy since I sold my Mobile Marine Repair Business a couple years ago, that I started in 1986.

The Photo below is the back window of my RV.

Now your turn, what is it you do for a living?

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Barry Bassboat
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Barry Bassboat
1 month ago
Reply to  Ed Voice

Dang! This is all about compensating for a legacy of 2-stroke oil blown out in the lakes!?

Ed Voice
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Ed Voice
1 month ago
Reply to  Barry Bassboat

You nailed it…

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Farce
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Farce
1 month ago

Hey- All the people who told you to vote for “legalization” and then charged you through the nose to get your permits, beating you down all the time. Sure- now they are your “friends”. Okay- I get it!

Tangled Massocells
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Tangled Massocells
1 month ago
Reply to  Farce

Considering the story about the ex-cop putting out 600,000 pounds from his operation (do the math @ $300 / pound)… will the Measure even matter?

North westCertain license plate out of thousands c
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North westCertain license plate out of thousands c
1 month ago

Where is the money?
That is the question!

Giant Squirrel
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Giant Squirrel
1 month ago

Save the water for the fish. Get commercial operations > 10k sf out of our hills

Barry Bassboat
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Barry Bassboat
1 month ago
Reply to  Giant Squirrel

By now I’m pretty sure you got your earplugs in, but did you know, that you are supposed to pump, or collect water this time of year, and store it to use in summer. Pretty cool actually. Over the last few weeks, I bet the steelhead and salmon might appreciate me taking 5 gpm out of the creek.

Enzo
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Enzo
1 month ago

I am voting yes and so are my neighbors.

Barry Bassboat
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Barry Bassboat
1 month ago
Reply to  Enzo

Cute! You and your neighbors in…Eureka? Thanks!

fndrbndr
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1 month ago

Here is the counties amended analysis no amount of arguing can change it. This is what will happen and how they see it.
https://opposemeasurea.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Humboldt-County-Analysis-June-2023.pdf

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Grapes of Wrath
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Grapes of Wrath
1 month ago

I can’t wait to exercise my right to vote in regards to measure A.

Water
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Water
1 month ago

Since when is lying something to be proud of?

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fndrbndr
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1 month ago
Reply to  Water

The county has released their analysis. Whomever it was in conjunction with doesn’t really matter. If you can get them to write another analysis with concerns to your claims, please do so. It would be greatly appreciated.

Forest
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Forest
1 month ago
Reply to  Water

Measure A making “compliance so difficult that the legal market is rendered not viable in Humboldt County” is a direct quote from the Planning Department report on Page 2. You can read it yourself here:
https://opposemeasurea.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Humboldt-County-Analysis-June-2023.pdf
The “first 17 pages” are incredibly detailed amendments to the General Plan. The Yes on A folks trying to hand-wave them away is hilarious. Anyone can read these documents for themselves.