Category Archives: Public Participation

Closed Government: Bunker Mentality Returns to Pacific Grove

Welcome to the Bad ol’ Days of Closed Government with a Bunker Mentality in Pacific Grove. Current Pacific Grove City Manager Tom Frutchey takes every advantage of loopholes in the Open Meeting law (Brown Act) to avoid informing the public … Continue reading

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Water Solution on TV: Right-Sized Desal, HOPE interviews Attorney Alexander Henson – former Water Board Chair

HOPE’s interview about the Right-Sized Water Solution with former Water Board Chair, Attorney Alexander Henson will broadcast on AMP (Channel 24) three times in the next week.

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Disaster: Fort Ord Cleaup – Military Base’s Ongoing and Potentially Permanent Toxic Cleanup Tragedy

Proposed Resolution – Draft V June 2012 Fort Ord’s Ongoing Toxic Cleanup Tragedy Documented Failures of Fort Ord’s Superfund Cleanup and Request for Legislative Hearings and Action.by California EPA’s Fort Ord Community Advisory Group (FOCAG) Subtitle: “The Dangerous Costs of … Continue reading

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Commentary: Collins Investigation Should Catch Other Officials

(c) Copyright 2011 Ed Mitchell I believe I was the first to file a Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) sworn complaint against Steve Collins with my May 5, 2011 delivery to the FPPC office in Sacramento, 5 weeks before the … Continue reading

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Why Smartmeters Need an Environmental Impact Report

The public has raised very serious concerns about PG&E Smartmeters’ fire danger, interference with medical life support equipment, non-thermal radio frequency harm to humans and wildlife, and broadcast of private personal energy use. California state law (California’s Environmental Quality Act … Continue reading

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How to Stop a Project Made Easy: CEQA for Citizens

Ordinary people (who are not lawyers or planners) are rarely aware of how the law requires them to object to a project. If you fail to do it correctly, you lose your right to sue to stop the project. HOPE … Continue reading

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Draft: Emergency Smartmeter Moratorium Law for Pacific Grove

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Cal-Am Water Corp trying to pull another Fast one

Is Our Peninsula’s for-profit water corporation, California-American Water Corp. (or Cal-Am), Improperly Trying to Connect another Subdivision? You are invited to the Hearing this Monday the 7th in the Monterey City Hall Conference Chambers. 10 AM Hwy 68 Coalition (the … Continue reading

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