Last week Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez was in court defending herself against pay-to-play charges. Now a group fed up with Santa Barbara County’s pot industry is attacking County Supervisor Das Williams for his closeness with the industry.
Santa Barbara Independent
- Williams is accused of recently taking $30,500 from 10 donors who are provisional license holders. After members of a group called Concerned Carpinterians went to the media with its allegations, Williams said that he will no longer accept contributions from the cannabis industry.
- The Williams and Perez stories are part of what’s sure to become part of a larger, national narrative on pot and local political influence.