Monday, October 11, 2010

SB 375 (Steinberg) - More From SCAG

 

 

 

"SB 375 (Steinberg) is California state law that became effective January 1, 2009. This new law requires California's Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop regional reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), and prompts the creation of regional plans to reduce emissions from vehicle use throughout the state. California's 18 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) have been tasked with creating "Sustainable Community Strategies" (SCS). The MPOs are required to develop the SCS through integrated land use and transportation planning and demonstrate an ability to attain the proposed reduction targets by 2020 and 2035."

If it doesn't bring tears to your eyes, it will certainly make a dent in your wallet!

Vote YES ON 23 and fire your city council representatives who sit on SCAG's Regional Council Districts this November 2nd.

5 comments:

  1. About prop 23, according to Diane Bailey , seinor scientist at the National resoources Defense Council, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency estimates that every dollar spent to clean up diesel engines saves up to 13 dollars in health costs.

    You're too young to remember what the air was like in Fullerton before smog emission control devices and catalytic converters.
    The oil industry and those that profit from it will always be against clean air and water.
    Think of your kids and your pets. If nothing else, think of the health care costs.

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  2. Proposition 23 will freeze the provisions of AB 32 until California's unemployment rate drops to 5.5% or below for four consecutive quarters. California's unemployment rate (those collecting unemployment benefits) is well over 12%. The under-employed and unemployed who are not receiving benefits together with those collecting benefits is more like 20%.
    California already have the most stringent air quality standards in the U.S. And, contrary to urban legend, I do remember being told we could have PE outside because of poor air quality. I remember my lungs burning when we would run around. Prop 23 does NOT UNDO our current environmental gains. However, it does suspend destructive regulations from the far-reaching envirofascism from CARB.
    CARB is rife with corruption and lies. Much of the reasoning and "science" used by CARB was CREATED by Hien Tran. Hien Tran was the lead scientist who wrote the report upon which the heavy duty truck and bus regulations are based. He bought a mail order Ph.D. from Thornhill "University" located at 255 Madison, New York. Using his fake Ph.D., the unqualified liar applied for and got the position as Manager of the Health and Ecosystem Assessment Section. Some of the board members, the chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols knew of the fraud before voting on the controversial regulation. The board members who knew, kept the information from other board members for nearly a year after the vote. The Governor also had the information and failed to take action.
    Dr. James E. Enstrom, Ph.D., M.P.H. of UCLA, attempted to alert the Governor and CARB of the Hien Tran fraud and was ignored. Dr. Enstrom has worked for 30 years as an epidemiologist and is the president of the Scientific Integrity Institute. His specialty is research on weak and/or controversial epidemiologic relationships and the epidemiologic methodology used to measure these relationships. He debunks the Hien Tran report.
    If we implement the next phase of AB32, I am confident that California will have less pollution simply from the lack of industry that the newly added regulations crush.
    Something you don’t hear too often is the toxic footprint left behind by those manufacturing photovoltaic cells (solar panels) and other products associated with a “cleaner environment” all manufactured in 3rd world countries which do not abide by the Kyoto protocol which was brought to us by our “friends” at the U.N.
    (Portions of the preceding were taken from killcarb.org as well as the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

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  3. So are you saying we should not vote for Shawn Nelson, who sits on the SCAG Board for Orange County? OK, I'll vote for Sidhu then!
    Norby was really active in SCAG according to their agendas. I guess I shouldn't vote for him either then!

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  4. Spoken like a SCAG insider!
    How many times has Norby or Nelson voted to expand SCAG?
    How many times have they voted to support new regulations or expansions of old regulations?
    Show me their votes in favor of more regulations. My guess is that you can't because Norby and Nelson support businesses and taxpayers. In my opinion, both recognize that government, even SCAG, serves at the will of the people, not the other way around.

    I intend to win election to the City Council. By my presence on the council, and by default the Redevelopment Agency, does that imply my approval of council or Redevelopment actions? I think not.

    Two weeks ago I emailed SCAG and asked for a meeting. Their response to me, the taxpayer: silence. I have made a public records request for SCAG employee benefits and salaries. Their response: more silence. And I didn’t even request their names be included, although I think I will since it is public record.

    SCAG executives seem to think they serve SCAG. I think it is time for a rude awakening to SCAG as to whom they serve: taxpayers.

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  5. UPDATE: SCAG has emailed the information I requested.

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Greg Sebourn

Orange County Bail Bonds

The Beauty of a Storm

The Beauty of a Storm
Orange County, Ca.

My Grandma - A Eulogy

LET'S TALK ABOUT 1914 FOR A MOMENT.



FOR STARTERS, GRANDMA WAS BORN TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1914 IN HER FAMILY'S ATWOOD RANCH HOUSE.



IT IS WORTH NOTING THOSE ALSO BORN IN 1914:

JACK LALANNE

JOE DIMAGGIO

DANNY THOMAS



AND WHO DIED IN 1914:

JOHN MUIR, THE FAMOUS NATURALIST FOR WHICH NUMEROUS ROADS, PARKS, HOTELS, AND NATURE RESERVES ARE NAMED.



IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT IN 1914 WOODROW WILSON SIGNS MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION AND BABE RUTH MAKES HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT WITH THE RED SOX. MOTHER'S DAY AND BASEBALL- TWO OF MY FAVORITES!! (PERHAPS HER NICKNAME "BABE" CAME FROM BABE RUTH???)



GRANDMA WAS BORN INTO A PERIOD OF TIME FILLED WITH TURMOIL. IN JUNE OF 1914 ARCHDUKE FRANZS FERDINAND WAS ASSASSINATED. WITHIN ONE MONTH WORLD WAR I RAGED ACROSS EUROPE. TWO DAYS AFTER HER BIRTH HOWEVER, GERMAN AND BRITISH TROOPS INTERRUPTED WWI TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS. (PERHAPS THEY PAUSE KNOWING THAT A GREAT WOMAN WAS BORNE) WORLD WAR I CONTINUED UNTIL THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES IN 1919.



ALTHOUGH SHE WAS ONLY 5 YEARS OLD, SHE SAW THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS CREATED AND THE 19TH AMENDMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE U.S. CONGRESS GUARANTEEING THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN TO VOTE.



SHE LIVED THROUGH MANY NOTABLE EVENTS. LIKE THE 1933 LONG BEACH EARTHQUAKE OR WHEN ATWOOD FLOODED ALONG WITH MOST OF ORANGE COUNTY IN 1938 AND THE FLOOD-WATERS CLAIMED MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE, 43 OF WHICH WERE FROM ATWOOD! ALL OF THIS DURING A TIME THAT WE READ ABOUT IN SCHOOL AND KNOWN AS "THE GREAT DEPRESSION". SOMEWHERE IN ALL OF THAT SHE FOUND THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, GRANDPA LEO, GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL, GOT MARRIED, AND HAD KIDS!



THEN THERE WAS WORLD WAR II. FROM PEARL HARBOR TO HIROSHIMA, GRANDMA WAS RAISING MY UNCLE BOB AND MOM ARLINE. WITH AIR-RAID SIRENS AND BLACKOUTS SHE WAS A WIFE AND MOTHER. WHAT A TIME TO RAISE CHILDREN! I BET GRANDMA'S PARENTS WERE ABEL TO TELL HER A THING OR TWO ABOUT RAISING KIDS IN WARTIME.



GRANDMA WAS THERE WHEN THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA HELD THEIR 3RD ANNUAL NATIONAL JAMBOREE IN 1953. SHE SAW AIRBASES OPEN IN '42 AND CLOSE IN '99. SHE WATCHED WALTER KNOTT START UP HIS BERRY FARM AND WALT DISNEY TURN ORANGE GROVES AND STRAWBERRY PATCHES INTO DISNEYLAND!



SHE SAW THE HORSE AND CARRIAGE FADE AWAY INTO HISTORY AND SPACE TRAVEL EXPLODE BEFORE HER WITH THE FIRST LUNAR LANDING. JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS. FROM TUBE RECTIFIERS TO SUPERCONDUCTORS; FROM TRANS-ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLES TO SATELLITE TV.



SHE SAW MORE IN HER 93 YEARS THAN MOST OF US WILL EVER READ ABOUT, LET ALONE LIVE THROUGH!



OF THOSE 93 YEARS IT IS MY HONOR TO HAVE BEEN HER GRANDSON FOR 35 OF THEM. SHE WAS MY MOTHER WHEN MOM HAD TO WORK. SHE WIPED MY NOSE AND PUT FOOD IN MY MOUTH. SHE LET ME PLAY WITH GRANDPA EVEN THOUGH SHE NEEDED HIM TO TAKE HER TO THE STORE. SHE WAS MY GRANDMA AND I WILL MISS HER IMMENSELY.



JUST LOOK AROUND THIS ROOM; SHE DID THIS. SHE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE INTO THIS WORLD AND TOGETHER TODAY. THIS IS HER LEGACY.



A Dedication To My Loving Wife, Stacey. Thank you for all you do for me!

Brad Paisley - I Thought I Loved You Then


I remember trying not to stare the night that I first met you
You had me mesmerized
3 weeks later in the front porch light taking 45 min to kiss you goodnight
I hadn’t told you yet but I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I remember taking you back to right where I first met you
You were so surprised
There were people around
But I didn’t care I got down on one knee right there
And once again I thought I loved you then

Chorus
Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than it’s ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then.

I can just see you with a baby on the way
I can just see you when your hair is turning gray
What I can’t see is how I’m ever gonna love you more
But I’ve said that before.

Now you’re my whole life now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl
Well look back some day at this moment that we’re in
And I'll look at you and say I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then...

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