State of California

Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee says NO on L

Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee
Statement on Measure L

"I oppose Measure L as it asks Pacificans to approve a project without the benefit of a development agreement and an environmental impact report. Public policy cannot be made by signing a contract without knowing the terms," said Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee.

Peebles sues State Mining and Geology Board

Because the Quarry property contains an inactive mine, the State Mining and Geology Board (SMGB) requires that it be reclaimed. In May, 2005 the SMGB approved a "financial assurance amount of $1,319,476" (PDF file), and notified the Bottoms Family Trust, at the time the property owners, of this decision. A Notice of Violation was issued August 19, 2005, followed by an Order to Comply on September 22, 2005.

Un-signing the petition

Update 6/30/06: Peebles has submitted his petitions, so there is no longer any way to take your name off it.

In the 6/28/06 Tribune, Todd Bray pointed out that:

Election Code section 9212

Full text of Election Code section 9212.

(a) During the circulation of the petition, or before taking either action described in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 9214, or Section 9215, the legislative body may refer the proposed initiative measure to any city agency or agencies for a report on any or all of the following:

California Endangered Species Act

SECTION 2050-2068

What is ESHA?

Under the Coastal Act, section 30107.5 defines an environmentally sensitive area as follows:

[A]ny area in which plant or animal life or their habitats are either rare or especially valuable

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