Saturday, March 31, 2018

Foothill Conservancy and Amador County reach agreement in general plan dispute

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the County of Amador and the Foothill Conservancy took a significant step to advance protection of the scenic beauty, community character, agricultural lands and wildlife local residents cherish. The parties have approved a settlement agreement to resolve the Conservancy’s November 2016 lawsuit challenging the County's approval of its new general plan.

“We are grateful that the county agreed to work with us to find a resolution that’s good for the County, its residents, and local businesses,” said Foothill Conservancy Executive Director Amanda Nelson. “The settlement addresses our key concerns about the general plan, and its provisions will better protect the county’s agricultural lands, scenic beauty, community character and wildlife. It will also set up a system that requires the County to track key planning benchmarks and consider course corrections if things are headed in the wrong direction.”

Under the terms of the settlement, the county will consider County code amendments to:
  • Better protect homes from wildland fire when land is developed in high- and very high-risk wildland fire areas.
  • Reduce the likelihood of agricultural lands converting to nonagricultural uses.
  • Preserve wildlife, aquatic resources, and water quality.
  • Require applicants for commercial projects of 5,000 square feet or more to conduct an economic impact analysis of their project on the viability of existing businesses.

  • In addition, the county will develop ordinances to:
  • Protect rural scenic quality along Amador County’s roads.
  • Establish design standards for towns and existing communities to protect community character.
  • Limit light pollution that harms views of dark night skies.
The settlement also requires the County to develop or make available information to project applicants and real estate agents on the risks of wildland fire, available levels of fire and emergency response, and wildland fire prevention methods.

Finally, the settlement requires the County to develop a comprehensive set of general plan performance measures, with regular monitoring and periodic reports to the county board of supervisors. If identified trends are inconsistent with the general plan’s stated goals, County staff will provide an analysis and make recommendations to the board, which will then review the recommendations at a public hearing.

“We’re very happy with this outcome,” Nelson said. “It’s much better for everyone than going through a protracted, costly legal battle and extensive general plan changes.

“We’d like to thank the county’s negotiating team, including Supervisors Morgan and Forster, County staff, and the County’s outside counsel -- the Sohagi Law Group -- as well as our attorney Michael Graf, planner Terry Watt, and Conservancy President Katherine Evatt for all of the hard work that led to this agreement.”

For more information, contact Amanda Nelson:

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Monday, March 26, 2018

The Jefferson Messenger - Ed 6 . Mar 24 Vol 2

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 6 . March 24, 2018 . Volume 2
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!
 
California in state of Rebellion

On March 11, 2018, Mark Baird disclosed the letter he wrote to President Trump, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Attorney General Sessions stating that he, representing the 23 counties of Northern California, hereafter known as the State of Jefferson, is formally demanding an immediate Article 4, Section 3 (U.S.) state split, declaring the State of California is in open rebellion and insurrection against the government of the United States.

Adding further, “Governor Jerry Brown, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate Pro-Tem  Kevin Leon, Speaker Anthony Rendon, State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, and the majority of the members of the California Legislature, have openly declared war on the government of the United States.”
Send in those Cards & Letters

Mark Baird announced this on both the “Jefferson State of Mine” KCNR Radio show (in Redding) and the new “State of Jefferson Hour” KAHI Radio show (in Auburn), urging all to write letters to the President, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, plus their District Congressman. You can read Mark's letter on the SOJ51.org website home page, just below the banner. All we are asking from you is to put your thoughts and points in your own words, and if possible, limit your letter to one page. Addresses for all elected and the President are available on the internet. Think about it; handwriting a letter, putting a stamp on it and placing it in the US Mail to be delivered for someone to physically open it, read it, and pass it along is not so common anymore, it is more like a novelty.

We encourage all of you to spread the word throughout your community, neighborhood, friends and family members, throughout the state. Remember about 74% of Californian's oppose Sanctuary State jurisdiction. It is time we tell the leaders in Washington, DC, that we stand with our President and our nation of laws.

Terry Gherardi
Where Do We Go From Here?
 
A great question and it is one I am continually asking myself.  Perhaps start by explaining why we are supposed to be a nation of laws and not a nation of men. People do not know the difference between pure democracy and Constitutional Republic.  Not many, if any, politicians have ever read the Constitutions they have sworn to support and defend.  We have come to a place in history where, (just like in 1214 AD), people think their rights derive from government not God.  What the government giveth, the government taketh away!  As the Bible tells us, what was will be, what has been done, will be done.  “There is nothing new under the sun.”

If it is true that our “Republic” consists of three co-equal branches, why have the executive and judicial been allowed to grow like weeds, while the people’s branch remains stagnant?  Why are the executive and judicial gaining more and more power while the people’s branch has not grown in over one hundred and fifty years in CA, and has not grown in almost one hundred years nationally?  How are “the people” through their branch of government supposed to check the unlimited power of the other two branches, when the oligarchy has capped the people’s house? Have the servants and stewards of the people’s liberty become their masters?

People created government for one reason. To secure the rights of the governed. Government derives “all” of its power from the consent of the governed. Whenever government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it. The time has come for 51 states.
 
Yours in Liberty,
Mark Baird
 


STAND UP TO TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT AND BE THE CHANGE
We Are Not Alone in Our
Battle against Sanctuary Jurisdiction
 
The first to take a stand against Sanctuary Jurisdiction for their counties and cities, were the Boards of Supervisors of Tehama, Siskiyou and Shasta, along with the City Councils of Anderson, Lincoln and Colusa, all declaring that they will comply with federal immigration laws. Last year, the State of Jefferson publicly took a position in support of the California State Sheriff's Association's opposition to SB 54, passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  Once again more laws and legislation passed without a vote of the people.

On March 19, 2018, the City Council of Los Alamitos in a 4-1 vote, passed an ordinance - “Constitution of the United States Compliance”, which reads, “The city of Los Alamitos, a Charter City, does hereby exempt the City of Los Alamitos from the California Values Act. Government Code Title 1, Division 7, Chapter 17.25 and instead will comply with the appropriate Federal Laws and the Constitution of the United States.”

The next day, during the open forum portion of both the El Dorado and Placer Counties Board of Supervisors, two SOJ committee members from the two counties, requested that their county supervisors place an item on a future agenda, for discussion and adoption of a Resolution, declaring their counties will comply with federal immigration law and does not constitute a Sanctuary jurisdiction.

This effort has gained steam in many counties and cities, since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he had filed a lawsuit against the State of California. Just one day following his announcement, Governor Jerry Brown stated, “that Trump's lawsuit will not stand and this action is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy.”

The U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit asks a federal court to strike down three state laws that, among other restrictions, require employers to keep information about their employee’s private without a court order, mandate inspections of immigration detention facilities, and bar local law enforcers from questioning people about their immigration status during routine interactions.

We of Jefferson are well aware of the history of Brown and Becerra, violating both the U.S. and California State Constitutions. Some may feel that Becerra is doing so once again, violating the first amendment, when preventing business owners from speaking freely to ICE agents about the possibility of illegal aliens being employed in their business operations.

It is no surprise that Senator Kevin Leon, wrote one of the laws, cited in the Justice Departments lawsuit. Leon is the state senator who openly stated, “half of my family would be eligible for deportation because they have illegal driver’s license and social security cards.”

Terry Gherardi
Worst in Quality...
Highest in Poverty

Please note that in Governor Brown's response to President Trump regarding the lawsuit, Brown claimed that California was the engine of the American economy. Yet in January an article in the Los Angeles Times, asked, “Why is Liberal California the Poverty Capital of America?” This question was based on a report from the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure.

The report notes, that California state and local governments spent nearly $958 billion from 1992 through 2015, for public welfare programs including cash-assistance payments, vendor payments and “other public welfare,” with 12% of the American population, in home today, this equates to about one in three of the nation's welfare recipients, according to the California Census Bureau.

Concluding that, the generous spending then has not only failed to decrease poverty, it actually seems to have made it worse as California Democrats have long been free to indulge blue-state ideology.

And just recently, California was ranked dead last in quality of life, when it comes to a healthy environment and a sense of community. But wait, Brown is the global guru for Climate Control and saving the environment. Evidently his advocacy for a cleaner environment has not spread to the progressive run neighborhoods of San Francisco and Los Angeles, whose streets and sidewalks are laden with fecal matter, syringes and garbage.

 


It is difficult to rationalize all this, when California has the highest income and gas taxes, highest poverty and homeless rates, and ranks almost last when it comes to education. California, the place where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, while the middle income earners continue to flee the state - that many feel cannot be fixed. Yes, it is Time for 51!
 
Worst Imbalance...
of Representation
 
CFR Lawsuit Update

Yes, California has the worst imbalance of representation of all 50 states. But there is good news: On Monday, March 19, 2018, the attorneys representing Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR), filed the amended complaint in CFR's lawsuit against Secretary of State Alex Padilla, for lack of representation based on invidious descrimination.

The amended complaint will now be reviewed by the court and the state's attorneys.  At this time, it is uncertain as to when we will hear any action or decisions by the court. One may view all court documents, by clicking “CFR” on the SOJ51.org website.
Conference Call
 
The March 25, 2018
Join us next time on March 25th
 
Conference Call Phone number:
712-770-4114
Access Code: 307268#

 
For Questions during the call, simply log into our Chat Room.
 
Don't miss out!  Mark your calendar for upcoming calls!
  • Apr. 8th and Apr. 22nd
  • May 13th and May 27th
  • June 10th and June 24th
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. For more information, please check the SOJ51.org website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste: http://soj51.org/events-meetings/.
 
April 28th
Hosted By: Tehama Shooters Association and Tehama County Jefferson Committee
When: Saturday, April 28th 7:00 am
Where: 26950 Manton Road, Red Bluff
Three Events to select:
* Centerfire Handgun * Rifle * Trap
  • $25 for one event
  • $45 for two events
  • $65 for three events
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Please call 530-529-1346 or email johnwardphoto@sbcglobal.net. Registration deadline April 21st.
  • No Steel Core, Armor Piercing, Or Tracer Rounds
  • Shooters Supply Their Own Ammo
  • Iron Sights Only - No Optics Or Red Dot Sights
  • Men’s And Women’s Divisions
  • Free Coffee & Donuts
  • Bbq Lunch Included
All Jeffersonians and Liberty Loving Americans are welcome!
See ya all there Pilgram!
Tune into Jefferson Radio
Listen in Sunday mornings to get the latest updates and news about Jefferson and the Citizens for Fair Representation's court case. Both radio shows offer an opportunity to get the latest updates and news about Jefferson and the Citizens for Fair Representation's court case. Hosts look forward to hearing your questions, concerns or alerts about what is going on in Jefferson. You can listen to both shows live on your computers, or you can podcast at your convenience at a later date.

State of Jefferson Hour Radio Show Premiered March 4th. Did you miss it? You can listen to podcasts of the NEW State of Jefferson Hour! Click Here and SHARE! The New “State of Jefferson Hour” radio show is on KAHI 950 AM and on 104.5 FM Radio. This new show is hosted by the Tri-Counties of Nevada, Placer and El Dorado Committees. KAHI has an 800,000 listening audience, covering the areas of Placer, Nevada, El Dorado Counties, and sections of East Sacramento County and South Lake Tahoe. Listen in every Sunday between the hours of 10 and 11 a.m. Contact the show at 530-855-3565 and join the conversation.
Don't Forget: Jefferson State of Mine”, broadcasts every Sunday, between 9 and 10 am, on KNCR Radio 1460 AM, located in Redding. You may access KNCR on your computer, click on “live chat”.

Both KAHI and KNCR podcast, so you can listen anytime at your convenience. For KNCR, just click on archive, and scroll down to Sunday.
Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.

 
Curry County, OR

2nd Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave.
Gold Beach, OR 97444

El Dorado County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville

Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 PM, to socialize, ask questions, buy merchandise, and/or enjoy a meal.  The meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Josephine County, OR

1st Thursday each month - 5:30 PM
Black Forest Restaurant
Grants Pass

3rd Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Wild River Pizza
Cave Junction

Klamath County

1st  Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Community Hall aka Shasta Grange, 5831 Shasta Way

Nevada County

2nd and 4th Mondays - 6:00 PM
Robinsons Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County

NEW DAY beginning March
3rd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
8062 North Lake Circle
Lakeview Hills Club House
Granite Bay
At the cross street of Auburn Folsom Road, there is a sign that says Lakeview Hills, turn into the neighborhood then turn left at the T for the "Clubhouse" and you will see an opened chain-link fence (the 8062 #'s are small, not very obvious) 

Shasta County

Mondays at 5:30 PM
3276 Bechelli Lane
Redding

Sutter and Yuba Counties

2nd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Caltrans Building Sierra Room
703 B Street
Marysville

4th Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings Building 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road
Yuba City

Tehama County

1st  & 3rd Friday each month - 7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street
Red Bluff

Trinity County

2nd Thursday each month 6:30 PM
Hayfork Community Church
7450 State Highway 3
Hayfork

3rd Wednesday each month - 6:00 PM
Round Table Pizza
120 Nugget Lane
Weaverville

Tuolumne County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
Sonora Re/Max Building, 207 S Washington Street
Sonora

A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Dianna Baird
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Cookie Stevens for Lockwood Fire Protection District: "For the Greater Good"

Lois "Cookie" Stevens is running for Board Director for the Lockwood Fire Protection District. A 2-year resident, Cookie has dived feet first into the community, serving on the Lockwood Auxiliary and providing support to the department first responders. She has attended Board meetings, learning the ins and outs of the fire district.

"Lockwood is now in the process of rebuilding and that's why I need your vote,” Cookie said. “I will work hard to ensure our small fire department is there when you need them."

Cookie and her husband, Bob, retired to their home in Volcano in October 2016. “One of the selling points of the home we bought was the fire department being close by,” she said. “We are not getting any younger, and this is a high fire danger area. Minutes matter in saving lives and/or our homes and our beautiful forest.”

She joined the Lockwood Fire Auxiliary in April 2017 and became more aware of what is involved in operating a fire department. “One of my first priorities is to hire a new Chief to create a great team to make Lockwood the best fire station in Amador County,” she said. “We have the best Auxiliary. Let's make it the best Fire Department."

Visit http://cookie4lockwood.com/ to find out more about Cookie, and look for her on Facebook, cookie4lockwood.

Cookie believes in service to community…For The Greater Good.

Lynn Morgan: Public can now watch Amador County Board of Supervisors meetings live on Facebook


Monday, March 12, 2018

The Jefferson Messenger - Ed 5 Vol 2

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 5 . March 10, 2018 . Volume 2
Wednesday February 28, 2018 the Citizens For Fair Representation
Demand our Day In Court
This is Not a Rally - It is a Protest!
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, the Citizens for Fair Representation gathered outside the Robert Matusui courthouse located at 501 “I” Street in Sacramento to demand our day in court. The protest began at 2 pm, in front of the courthouse.
Article the First from September 23, 1789
Special Thanks to David Titchenal from Toulumne County for sharing this article
 
One of the things I enjoy doing for fun is browsing very old newspapers. The library of Congress makes this very easy. You just CLICK HERE or go to https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ and put in your search dates your and a search tag. I requested any newspaper that referred to Article the First. This information from the American Gazette in 1789 came up. You can zoom in as close as you want on the website. I just captured the relevant part of the front page and posted here for you to enjoy. If you open with Windows Photo Viewer you can zoom in and move around on it. Otherwise go to the website and search it for your self. I set the time range from 1789 to 1790 and used "Article the First" for the search term. You can look up all the amazing events of the time period.  We can't be serious all the time. Have fun.


It is so fun for me to see the news just as the people of the day saw it. Once you realize that "f" is "s" then a lot of it becomes easier to read. I find it all completely fascinating. David Titchenal
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. For more information, please check the SOJ51.org website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste: http://soj51.org/events-meetings/.
Win A Cruise to Mexico or Alaska
Tickets are still available to win a cruise for two to Mexico or Alaska, or a $3,000 deposit towards your dream vacation. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100, and lucky winner will be announced at the St. Patrick's Day Festival, on March 17, at the River Park in Red Bluff. Winner does not have to be present to win. All proceeds will go to the Citizens for Fair Representation legal fund and checks should be made out to State of Jefferson Formation.
If you would like to purchase tickets, or your county participate in selling tickets, please contact Clayton Rapoza, 530-776-8434. The SOJ El Dorado County committee also has tickets and you can purchase by calling Terry Gherardi at 530-677-4294.
 

April 28th
Hosted By: Tehama Shooters Association and Tehama County Jefferson Committee
When: Saturday, April 28th 7:00 am
Where: 26950 Manton Road, Red Bluff
Three Events to select:
* Centerfire Handgun * Rifle * Trap
  • $25 for one event
  • $45 for two events
  • $65 for three events
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Please call 530-529-1346 or email johnwardphoto@sbcglobal.net. Registration deadline April 21st.
  • No Steel Core, Armor Piercing, Or Tracer Rounds
  • Shooters Supply Their Own Ammo
  • Iron Sights Only - No Optics Or Red Dot Sights
  • Men’s And Women’s Divisions
  • Free Coffee & Donuts
  • Bbq Lunch Included
All Jeffersonians and Liberty Loving Americans are welcome!
See ya all there Pilgram!
SPECIAL OFFER

Limited Edition Commemorative License Plate

Have you spotted any yet? Several license plates have already been distributed. Have a special number sequence in mind like a birth date, year, or lucky number? The odds are great that you can order your desired number.

The fine print...Anyone donating $500 or more will receive this limited special license plate free. More information is available by visiting the SOJ51.org website.  Click on “Resources” and then “Finances & Fundraising link. This is where you will also be able to select your personal number for the plate. Only 2,000 plates are offered. Have questions? Please send a message to PlacerSOJ@yahoo.com.
 
Conference Call
 
The March 11, 2018 call is CANCELED
 
Join us next time on March 25th
 
Conference Call Phone number:
712-770-4114
Access Code: 307268#

 
For Questions during the call, simply log into our Chat Room.
 
Don't miss out!  Mark your calendar for upcoming calls!
  • Mar. 25th
  • Apr. 8th and Apr. 22nd
  • May 13th and May 27th
State of Jefferson Hour
Radio Show Premiered March 4th
The New “State of Jefferson Hour” radio show is on KAHI 950 AM and on 104.5 FM Radio. This new show is hosted by the Tri-Counties of Nevada, Placer and El Dorado Committees. Listen in every Sunday between the hours of 10 and 11 a.m.Contact the show at 530-855-3565and join the conversation.

Did you miss it? You can listen to podcasts of the NEW State of Jefferson Hour! Click Here and SHARE!
Don't Forget: Jefferson State of Mine”, broadcasts every Sunday, between 9 and 10 am, on KNCR Radio 1460, located in Redding. You may access KNCR on your computer, click on “live chat”. Both KAHI and KNCR podcast, so you can listen anytime at your convenience. For KNCR, just click on archive, and scroll down to Sunday.
Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.

 
Curry County, OR

2nd Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave.
Gold Beach, OR 97444

El Dorado County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville

Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 PM, to socialize, ask questions, buy merchandise, and/or enjoy a meal.  The meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Josephine County, OR

1st Thursday each month - 5:30 PM
Black Forest Restaurant
Grants Pass

3rd Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Wild River Pizza
Cave Junction

Klamath County

1st  Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Community Hall aka Shasta Grange, 5831 Shasta Way

Nevada County

2nd and 4th Mondays - 6:00 PM
Robinsons Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County

NEW DAY beginning March
3rd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
8062 North Lake Circle
Lakeview Hills Club House
Granite Bay
At the cross street of Auburn Folsom Road, there is a sign that says Lakeview Hills, turn into the neighborhood then turn left at the T for the "Clubhouse" and you will see an opened chain-link fence (the 8062 #'s are small, not very obvious) 

Shasta County

Mondays at 5:30 PM
3276 Bechelli Lane
Redding

Sutter and Yuba Counties

2nd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Caltrans Building Sierra Room
703 B Street
Marysville

4th Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings Building 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road
Yuba City

Tehama County

1st  & 3rd Friday each month - 7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street
Red Bluff

Trinity County

2nd Thursday each month 6:30 PM
Hayfork Community Church
7450 State Highway 3
Hayfork

3rd Wednesday each month - 6:00 PM
Round Table Pizza
120 Nugget Lane
Weaverville

Tuolumne County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
Sonora Re/Max Building, 207 S Washington Street
Sonora

A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Dianna Baird
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi

Click here to subscribe:
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