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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/17/2015 07:57 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/17/2015 07:58 AM
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Supervisors To Discuss Mokelumne River Wild & Scenic Designation At Special Meeting Tomorrow

San Andreas, CA...The Calaveas County Board of Supervisors will be holding a special meeting tomorrow for a Discussion and possible adoption of a Resolution in Support of AB 142 Wild & Scenic Rivers: Mokelumne River. Board of Supervisors Special Meeting Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9:00 AM 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249

Resolution/Ordinance Body

WHEREAS, the on-going drought has heightened the awareness of a critical need for our region to make water supplies reliable to meet current and future needs; and

WHEREAS, the county is committed to avoiding a violation of section 116555 of the California Health and Safety Code that requires each public water system to have a reliable supply of water to serve its customers in the event of State Water Board Curtailment of diversions from the Mokelumne River; and

WHEREAS, the California Water Plan 2013 Update predicts Climate Change could reduce the water stored in the natural snowpack in California by several million acre-feet of water per year (Vol.3, Ch. 14, Pg. 1-4, 8, &9), which could adversely affect Calaveras County; and

WHEREAS, Calaveras County Supervisors are committed to joint planning for the current and future water supplies needs of Calaveras County through our County Water Agencies and CAMRA membership; and

WHEREAS, without a clear understanding of these needs and the possible impact of Climate Change on water supplies prior to designation of the Mokelumne as a State Wild & Scenic River, there could be unanticipated adverse impacts on our future economic development; and

WHEREAS, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors could only consider supporting State Wild & Scenic designation of the Mokelumne River if prior to this, the current and future water supply needs of the County are identified and protected and the impact of Climate Change is evaluated; and

WHEREAS, AB142 would provide the suitable studies needed, to take a fully informed position on Wild & Scenic designation of the Mokelumne River.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the County of Calaveras Supports AB142.

Board of Supervisors Special Meeting
3/18/2015 9:00 AM
Board of Supervisors Chambers
891 Mountain Ranch Road San Andreas, CA 95249

Call to Order
Roll Call
Pledge of Allegiance
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM: PUBLIC COMMENT
1. Discussion and possible adoption of a Resolution in Support of AB 142 Wild & Scenic Rivers: Mokelumne River
document Resolution Printout
a. Attachment A-Resolution 2014-021 Supporting Wild and Scenic Mokelumne River
b. Attachment B-Board Packet 07-29-14 Mokelumne River Wild and Scenic
c. AB 142
Public Works Projects Ststaus Update - Undetermined Date
Review of Citizen Boards/Committees/Commissions - April 14, 2015
Comprehensive Solid Waste Study - August 2015

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Climate Change?????
Posted on: 2015-03-17 08:23:45   By: Anonymous
Are we really expecting the conservative majority on the BOS to vote for a resolution that actually acknowledges Climate Change? I'm expecting to see heads explode from the internal strain.

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    Re: Climate Change?????
    Posted on: 2015-03-17 13:37:47   By: Anonymous
    Cyclical climate change has been going on for eons.
    Pull your liberal keister out of the sand. What happened to your "Global Warming" cause celebe?

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      Re: Climate Change?????
      Posted on: 2015-03-17 18:28:30   By: Anonymous
      Departure of 300,000 years of the cycles marks a change, it's called climate change.
      The ice cores taken back that far show much lower CO2, and steady temperatures.
      This is not a cycle,scientific assays show this is a huge departure.
      Hotter Summers world wide for 5 years in a row, The sub arctic jet stream now is dipping yearly and making for severe winters in the Mid West and eastern US.Two similar extreme winters in a row and the behavior of the polar vortex is due to the loss of ice depth in the Arctic each year.

      This is climate change.I know the Kochs, and the carbon fuel companies pay scientists like Dr Woo very well to sell doubt on Fox and other right wing venues,but when 98% of the scientific community agrees CO2 and methane releases, CO2 now at 450ppm, not seen for many hundreds of thousands of years, any person that cares for future generations must admit there is serious, credible evidence, that climate change is here for the long term,and is of serious concern.

      To deny this is a folly, you side with the carbon fuel companies, who are sociopaths.Their only duty as a corporation is to profit.They are careless profiteers, selling out the future for short term profits.

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        Re: Climate Change?????
        Posted on: 2015-03-17 22:24:24   By: Anonymous
        Mokeolumne River Wild and Scenic. My views on this issue:

        I've been watching this ongoing issue and reading across all who present sides on this plus studying past history of instances of the "Water Wars" that occurred long ago. The past on this issue runs deep into our national history of ranching and farming that helped build and feed this nation. The past is not pretty.

        There are no true winners in this W&S venture as some would think. He who controls the water also controls the local economy and yes livelihood of other's private and commercial businesses in the effected region. This is just simple common logic and common sense from long ago when there were water wars that effected cattle ranchers and farmers across the whole nation long ago. Lots of ranchers lost whole herds or had to sell early due to these water wars. It hurt millions and cost millions of dollars in lost incomes. It ruined far to many a hard working ranch and farm owners in those days.

        Today it is not only cattle ranchers and the farmer but grape growers as well. Seems the water wars of long ago are back again. Only now it is the conservationists against the working man or family instead of the rich and wealthy against the new up and coming rancher or farmer as it was back then.

        Has anybody thought that deep on this issue?

        Who could be hurt the most that it might drive them out of business and their future livelihoods is a huge question here.

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        Re: Climate Change?????
        Posted on: 2015-03-18 05:24:05   By: Anonymous
        " any person that cares for future generations " well I'm out then, I don't give a damn about people, and could care less if people just started dropping like flies.
        Have a wonderful day

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        Re: Climate Change?????
        Posted on: 2015-03-18 15:03:17   By: Anonymous
        Good post. And climate change is going to affect Calaveras County badly. We obviously won't need to worry about sea level but warmer winters will fail to kill bark beetles and droughts will leave our trees vulnerable to them. That is a scenic disaster and it will become an economic one too when the timber industry moves to OR and WA, which will be less affected by drought. SPI has already started expanding in those states. Do you think they are good business people or dupes of liberal science?

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          Re: Climate Change?????
          Posted on: 2015-03-18 15:18:01   By: Anonymous
          The Board of Supervisors voted today to support AB 142
          It was a 3 -2 vote. Thank you to the Supervisors that voted to do the right thing and protect our water rights!!!!!

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            Re: Climate Change?????
            Posted on: 2015-03-19 06:58:45   By: Anonymous
            A big thank you to those supervisors who support AB142 and a big Bronx cheer to those who did not.
            It's great to see a bill authored by a local instead of the previous one by Hancock (d) east bay.
            Take a few moments to Goggle Ms Hancock and her husband
            Tom Bates (d), mayor of the peoples republic of Berkeley and their political career and you will no longer wonder why this state is going down the tubes.

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          SPI Adolpted Or . ,Wa Forest "Technology" in Ca After
          Posted on: 2015-03-18 20:02:27   By: Anonymous
          Gawd sakes, SPI and USFS Adolphe clear cutting in Ca after the disasters in Or, Wa. .

          Salmon spawning beds ruined by siltation from clear cuting.

          Y'll sat by, Paul Stein promoted it, I got an email saying it was the future in Ca.,

          Don't think Ca is exporting this failed "technology" it came here after the "success" of Or and Wa.

          Get informed, ask the fish in Wa, Or.

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BOS Order
Posted on: 2015-03-18 20:14:59   By: Anonymous
Call to Order
Roll Call
Pledge of Allegiance

No Lord's Prayer, pledge of allegiance to Jesus?
A travesty ! , not really, a relief.
The separation of church and State lives.
Long live the Constitution.

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