Sierra Nevada Conservancy AB1130 is a nasty piece of law being foisted upon low population density rural counties. Please read the following and considering emailing a note to both your Assemblyperson and Gov Davis by August 1. Feel free to edit at will. Please pass this on to your networks. One suggested text follows:
go to Find My District and enter your zip code to get your reps email.
email@example.com Governor Gray Davis Phone:
916-445-2841 Fax: 916-445-4633
A no vote on AB1130 Creation of the Sierra Nevada
California does not need a "conservancy" to buy land by forcing property owners to become so-called "willing sellers" by threatening restrictive land use
regulations if they dont sell. This is nothing short of mafia politics!
The proposed AB1130 legislation gives unnecessary power to local county boards of supervisors (B of S) to decide what acquisitions the conservancy could make within a county. Don't be fooled by this "favor" to local governments.
Why should a B of S have the authority and power to approve or disapprove the sale of land, if indeed there is a willing seller and willing buyer? Supervisors need no more power than they already hold over land management and development within their jurisdictions. If BofS disapprove of any project by the conservancy it may not go forward. However, if one BofS refuses to serve on the conservancy board from the beginning, their vote will go to another B of S from ANOTHER county, effectively forcing all Supervisors to agree and pass a resolution supporting the conservancy or forego it's citizens representation. This is NOT fair government in a representative republic.
The only person qualified to decide whether to sell his land IS THE LAND OWNER! Please do not support land-grabbers who are fostering this misguided bill.
For More information please refer to the following
July 1, 2002
Who - To all California property owners, concerned citizens, grassroots and others
What - AB 1130, the creation of the Sierra Nevada
Conservative CA. State Assemblyman Dick Dickerson
(R-Redding) and liberal anti-forest management Assemblyman Fred Keeley
(D-Santa Cruz) have teamed up and have introduced AB 1130, the
Sierra Nevada Conservancy, designed to implement CARA - the
Conservation and Reinvestment Act. Why haven't we heard of AB1130?
Because this bill orginally was about timber harvest plans and but has been
completely revised to focus on a completely different issue........buying up all available lands and stopping any development within the Sierra Nevada range. CALL TODAY and voice your opposition!
What will the Conservancy do? "This bill creates a Sierra Nevada Conservancy and provides the administrative structure and authority
to carry out the mission of preserving the natural values of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range." This bill creates an avenue for CARA funding to be spent on acquisitions of land within the Sierra region, govern land use and limit available property for development, home building and strengthen rural
communities through economic growth. Rural counties and communities are the TARGET! Read the Summary to find out how "preserving" and "preservation" of lands in no less than 20 counties would be authorized.http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/acsframeset2text.htm
Call your state senator and assembly representative and strongly oppose this bill. Find out their phone numbers by clicking on this link, click on Member Directory or Find My Representative.
Tell your friends and family living in CA. to call. Spread the word. Read the amended bill and see for yourself. The devil's in the details.
CA. doesn't need a "conservancy" to buy up land
forcing property owners to become so called "willing sellers" through
restrictive land use regulations. The legislation gives great power to local county boards of supervisors to decide what acquisitions the conservancy could make within a county. Don't be fooled by this "favor" to local governments. Why should a BOS have the authority and power to
approve or disapprove of a sale of land, if indeed there is a willing seller and willing buyer? BOS need no more power than they already hold over land management and development within their jurisdictions. If BOS disapprove of any project by the conservancy it may not go forward, however if the BOS refuses to serve on the conservancy board from the beginning that vote shall go to another BOS from another county, effectively forcing all BOS to agree
and pass a resolution supporting the conservancy or forego it's citizens
representation. Sounds like a damned if you do or damned if you don't situation. The only person qualified to decide whether to sell their land IS THE LAND OWNER! The land-grabbers supporting CARA last year are
testing it out in CA. CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY AND TOMORROW! DEMAND A NO VOTE on AB1130! PROTECT YOUR PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THOSE OF FUTURE
GENERATIONS TO HAVE AVAILABLE LAND TO BUILD HOMES,
BUSINESSES AND STRONG COMMUNITIES.
Please share with your mail list and flood the
Assembly offices as well as Governor Gray Davis Phone:
Fax: 916-445-4633 firstname.lastname@example.org !
Please help where you can. All efforts to make phone calls is appreciated.
Rose Comstock Correira
Northern Sierra Natural Resource Coalition
Alliance for America
3027 St. James Rd.
Belmont CA 94002
650-802-8654 fax but computer must be on, call first