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Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) is announcing two openings on the commission: Public Member and Public Alternate.

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Contact:           Lou Ann Texeira, Executive Officer

Phone:             925-335-1094

The Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) is currently accepting applications for the Regular and Alternate Public Member seats.

LAFCO is an independent agency created by the State of California.  LAFCO is charged with encouraging orderly governmental boundaries and efficient services, discouraging urban sprawl, and preserving agricultural and open space resources.  The Commission meets these objectives by regulating the boundaries of cities and special districts and conducting municipal service reviews and other special studies.

Contra Costa LAFCO is composed of seven voting members and four alternates.  These include two members and an alternate from the County Board of Supervisors, two members and an alternate from city councils, two members and an alternate from independent special district boards, and one public member and one alternate public member.  Alternate members participate in meetings, but vote only when the regular member is absent or has a conflict of interest. More

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The battle against Smart Meters continues…but don’t count on your public officials to help you

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Marti Oakley  © 2012 All Rights Reserved

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News is coming in across the country regarding the fight against smart meters. If ever there was an indicator that not only does our government not work for the people, but that they have absolutely no interest in what the general population thinks or wants the smart meter issue has got to top the list. 

After being exposed personally to the smart meter scam, I began calling senators and representatives not only here in my state, Minnesota, but in other states as well just to get their response. 

Without exception this is what I was told in every instance of contact in exactly this order:

  • I never heard of smart meters….what are they?
  • We haven’t had any other complaints about smart meters.
  • Smart meters are no worse than your cell phone. (false)
  • There is no credible evidence that says these meters are dangerous. (false)
  • This is a legal issue…hire an attorney.
  • We only make the laws so we don’t get into legal issues.
  • There is nothing we can do for you. Go back to your city council.

What are the chances? More

How to Make Your City Council Accountable for Adding Fluoride to Water

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 Frank Veracity/PPJ Contributor
October 2, 2011

This excellent video explains how you can put your City council on the hook for liability for allowing fluoride into the water supply.  You may demand that they put a warning on customer water bills.


 The experts in this video suggest the following strategy:

Instead of collecting a large amounts of signatures on a petition, they advocate educating City Council members directly on the dangers of fluoride.  Mosaic, a fluoride manufacturer, recently printed a warning on their Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) that provides evidence that fluoride is harmful.  Mosaic’s Material Safety Data Sheet may be used as evidence to give to any City Council across the country.  Here is Mosaic’s warning (on page 2):

Prolonged or repeated overexposure to fluoride compounds may cause fluorosis.  Fluorosis is characterized by skeletal changes, consisting of osteosclerosis (hardening or abnormal density of bone) and osteomalacia (softening of bones) and by mottled discoloration of the enamel of teeth (if exposure occurs during enamel formation). Symptoms may include bone and joint pain and limited range of motion. Conditions aggravated by exposure may include skin and respiratory (asthma-like) disorders.”  More

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