Court Case filed regarding Measure N

A local woman filed a court case on July 25th regard­ing the con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity of Mea­sure N.
The Record Bee says, Dur­ing the June 5 elec­tion, Mea­sure N passed with a major­ity vote of 51.6 per­cent yes and 48.4 per­cent no.
The case was filed by plain­tiff Gail Bennett-Wofford of Upper Lake. Defen­dants include the Lake County Board of Super­vi­sors, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Sher­iff Frank Rivero.
The case is in regard to war­rant­less entry of pri­vate property.

Accord­ing to court doc­u­ments, Bennett-Wofford claims that the mea­sure infringes on “her rights to pri­vate land. She also “con­tends that the ordi­nance is incon­sis­tent with the state and fed­eral Con­sti­tu­tions, in that it seeks to take pri­vate prop­erty” with­out due process or com­pen­sa­tion by seek­ing “to crim­i­nal­ize pri­vate non-commercial behavior.”

Some of her prop­erty in Upper Lake is used grow and cul­ti­vate “holis­tic med­i­cine” for six fam­ily mem­bers with pre­scrip­tions. Under the new ordi­nance, She claims law enforce­ment is autho­rized to enter pri­vate prop­erty with­out a warrant.

Accord­ing to court doc­u­ments, the mea­sure “stands as a tes­ta­ment to the art of con­trol through con­fu­sion, con­fla­tion and misdirection.”