Touching Base. Tying up Loose Ends. Bringing it Home.

First up
Here’s a 30 minute video made for public access television, to acquaint everyone with the basics about fracking in California, by Mainstreet Moms. <http://youtu.be/cAHqfABUBPI>http://youtu.be/cAHqfABUBPI  They keep it simple because it is.     It includes:
– what is fracking, with map and visuals
– the issues  water contamination and over-consumption
-the flaws in the proponents’ claims about jobs, economics and “bridge to renewables”
– actions you can take
SLO Clean Water is taking it all the way to the top with a rights based ordinance.

Second up

North County people we are having a meeting on January 6 with all the point persons from Morro Bay, AG and SLO.  At these meetings we  bring everybody up to date on what we doing, how we are doing it and what needs doing. We talk, problem solve and regroup. This would be a good meeting for all  North county people who want to get involved to come to.   Let me also extend the invitation to Nipomo, South County people too.  Time to pull it all together.   So here’s your chance to see what getting involved curtails. Meeting in SLO on January 6 @ 6pm. RSVP me if you want to come and I will send you a google map link of the location.

Third up

Want to know how we are going to prevent a disaster from happening here?  Here’s an MP3 of Tom Linzey answering questions about the whole community rights based thing to a group of citizens opposed to Fracking in Fort Collins.  Great overview. Be prepared to be unseated from your comfort zone if you are hearing this  concept for the first time. He covers a lot of territory and there is nothing like hearing it first hand right from the horse’s mouth to get a real feel and sense of what it is all about. http://alternative-radio.fetchapp.com/get/xifobe  This is the first time I have downloaded an MP3. I know, I know. I am a dinosaur. it’s a miracle I have survived this long.  And this is the most recent interview on Occupy Radio December 18. http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/entry/2013-12-21T00_40_37-08_00   This is a must hear. Mini Democracy school.
And lastly,
This didn’t make it in the hardcopy but did make it online. Letters to the Editior New Times.  Response to Robert and Melanie’s letter in New Times  “Stop bickering, and fight fracking together,”  Dec. 5.

Happy New Year Folks. This year is going to be a biggie. We are going to have a countywide ordinance and a Statewide Ban on Fracking. How do I know this? It is the Year of the Horse.

2014 Horse Zodiac YearHorse is one of Chinese favorite animals. Horse provides a good and quick transportation for people before automobiles.  Horse can give people a ride to their destination (Frack free county). Therefore, horse is not only a symbol of traveling, but also a sign of speedy success. Hi Ho Silver!!!

Cheers.

Jeanne

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Update on Delivery of Petition to SLO City Council

SLO petition on its way to countywide ban.

Thank you for signing the petition. Ripples turning into waves

Delivered the Petition to the City Council on Oct. 15 and was informed by the Council that they don’t approve of Fracking and there is a 1986 zoning law that prohibits oil and gas drilling in City Limits.

Not wanting to leave empty handed and wanting to honor all your comments and concerns, I asked the council if they would send a letter to the County Board of Supervisors calling on them to adopt a countywide Ban on Fracking. They said they were pretty busy and that they don’t usually do stuff like that but we should get on the agenda to ask for further city action.

So, I went to the Council meeting  Nov. 5, to ask again if they would please honor all the signers of this petition and just write a letter calling on the Board of Supervisors to adopt a countywide ban on Fracking.

After I finished and was expecting further instructions on how to proceed with this request, the Vice Mayor, Kathy Smith, said the council approved and subsequently wrote a letter to the Board of Supervisors calling on them for a countywide ban. You could have knocked me over with a feather. I was stunned.

Vice Mayor Smith asked, “We will present the letter to the Board the first meeting in January. Is that alright?” Is that alright? I was so surprised all I could say was “yes” and “thank you.” And that was it.

They really deserve more than that folks. This is a big deal. We are going to go to all the other cities and ask their city councils now to do the same thing. San Luis set the stage and you started it all by signing this petition and it worked big time! We have to let the Council know we appreciate their very timely response and thank them for listening and taking our concerns to heart. I am sure they do not hear this often enough.

Could you take a minute and let them know you appreciate their time and consideration please?  We have to let them know they did good.  Thank you. Here is the contact info. Telephone #805-781-7114. Here are all the Council’s email addresses. http://www.slocity.org/citycouncilmembers.asp. Email anyone or all. Your choice. It’s all good.

And there is a Ban Fracking in San Luis Obispo County petition. http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/ban-toxic-oil-gas-fracking-in-slo-county  Please sign and share.

Here are the video presentations to the City Council and how it all happened.

San Luis Obispo City Council meeting of Oct 15

First up at 22:17 is Kevin McCarthy

Second up yours truly @ 43:40

And finally Heidi Harmon @ 57:40

Here is a followup  presentation:

San Luis Obispo City Council meeting of Nov 5

Request made at 12:35 on the tape.

San Luis Obispo City Council meeting of January 7 where the Council Votes 5-0 to send a letter to the Board of Supervisors calling on them to adopt a countywide ban on Fracking 

Comments start at 95:45 minutes.

Thanks much folks.

Happy Holidays,

Jeanne