Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association announced that the Fair Political Practices Commission has finally taken action against Los Angeles County for using taxpayer money to fund political ads touting Measure H, a sales tax increase. Specifically, the FPPC found probable cause to charge LA County, as well as the individual members of the Board of Supervisors, with 15 counts of campaign finance violations.
“This is obviously welcome action by the FPPC. We’ve waited a long time for this.” said Jon Coupal, President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which filed the original complaint against the county on March 2, 2017. “As we head into the November election, local governments up and down California are illegally using taxpayer funds for political advocacy and failing to report the same as political contributions. We hope these findings by the FPPC serve as a huge shot across the bow to all government entities in California not to abuse taxpayers by using public funds for political activity.”
HJTA also filed a lawsuit against the County in Los Angeles Superior Court arising out of the same illegal activity. The courts have ruled “use of the public treasury to mount an election campaign which attempts to influence the resolution of issues which our Constitution leaves to the ‘free election’ of the people (see Const., art. II, § 2) ... presents a serious threat to the integrity of the electoral process.” Stanson v. Mott (1976) 17 Cal.3d 206, 218.
“Clearly, the county’s expenditure of public resources to advance Measure H violates core democratic principles by presenting unbalanced advocacy,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal.

Editors Note: There are close similarities to what Yuba County did in their promotions of Measure K

By Stephen Frank

The budget of the State of California is $202 billion. The actual, full budget is north of $250 billion—lots of tax increases in the budget. Brown also took money from health care, Prop. 56, and gave it to his favorite special interests. Yet, the State and local government want increased taxes, more bonds and bigger spending programs. You are being used as an ATM.

“When Californians vote in the November election, they will choose a new governor, decide 11 statewide propositions and face hundreds of local tax measures.

On the November ballot alone, there are 254 local tax measures – a 65 percent increase compared to the 2014 gubernatorial election – along with more than 100 bonds that would be repaid with property tax increases. Earlier this year, voters approved 55 of 85 local tax measures.

The influx of local taxes comes during of a time of steady economic growth and fiscal prosperity in California. Since July 2009, the beginning of the economic recovery, California’s general fund budget grew from $89.5 billion to $138.6 billion, an increase of 54.8 percent. During the same period, California built up a $19 billion rainy day reserve. “

Your pay check is being used to payoff the special interests and totalitarians. You work for the government—the government does not work for you. Get used to it, stop it or leave the State.

Marysville, Ca.

Yuba Water Agency today revealed its redesigned, more interactive website, further helping the nearly 60-year-old public agency develop a stronger relationship with the people of Yuba County.

The updated website follows the recent rebranding as Yuba Water Agency, and uses a simplified, user-friendly platform to house pertinent information about agency operations, current news, public documents and more.

“Our website is like a digital ‘front door’ to our organization,” said Yuba Water Agency General Manager Curt Aikens. “As we continue to grow our community outreach program and connect more with the people we serve in Yuba County, we want our website to better represent us as the high-performing organization we are, and - at the same time - to make it easier for us to be transparent about our operations.”

“For years, we have gone largely unnoticed by the public,” said Yuba Water Agency Board Chairman Brent Hastey. “We’re really making an effort to change that. This more engaging and interactive website will allow us to do a much better job of educating people about who we are and all of the great things we do for the people of Yuba County.”

The revamped website additionally allows members of the public to subscribe to updates for more information on agency operations, public meetings and specific topics of interest.

As part of the updated branding and new moniker, the website address has changed to www.YubaWater.org.

Yuba Water Agency is a stand-alone public agency governed by a board of seven elected officials to serve the people of Yuba County. Established by a special act of the California State Legislature in 1959, the agency’s primary missions are flood risk reduction, water supply, fish habitat protection and enhancement, hydroelectric generation, and recreation.

Yuba County, Ca.

Beginning December 3, 2018, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office will be implementing an online process for issuing Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) licenses. The CCW process is currently a paper application submittal with hard copy files and multiple in-person visits to the office for the applicant during office hours, which YCSO will now be modernizing to a web-based digital process beginning in December. The computer program is called “Permitium”. It allows for new applicants and existing CCW holders to electronically apply, modify, renew, pay permit fees, and communicate with the Sheriff’s CCW staff from the comfort and convenience of your own home, on your own schedule.

In California, over 50% of all County Sheriff’s offices are using “Permitium” to process CCW licenses. We believe this new system will eliminate the need for applicants to make multiple trips to the Sheriff’s office and make the process of receiving and renewing CCW licenses faster and easier, as well as saving YCSO staff time and resources.

In order to transition from a paper system to a digital one; YCSO will be placing a temporary hold on CCW Processing beginning November 1 and resuming December 3, 2018; to allow us time to prepare the new system and procedures for launch. Current requirements and fees for a CCW in Yuba County can be viewed on our Sheriff website at http://sheriff.co.yuba.ca.us/CCW.aspx, which will be updated with the new website link and instructions when the program goes online in December

S-Y Committee for the Formation of the state of Jefferson will be having additional meetings each month at different locations in Sutter and Yuba counties. The purpose of these smaller meetings is to allow you to ask the questions that concern you the most. You can have a one on one conversation with one of the regular members of the committee and get a more in depth answer if necessary.

First Informational Meeting will be from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

November 13th at Round Table Pizza , 202 Ninth St., Marysville

Come early at 6:00 pm to get some pizza and a drink.

We will still have our regular monthly meetings on the 4th (fourth) Monday of each month. OCTOBER 22ND is our next fourth Monday general meeting, at 1179 Eager Road, Yuba City, Church of Glad Tidings, Building 500, Room 209. (Please note the room change) We will hear from one of the attorneys about some new information on the CfFR (Californians for Fair Representation) court case and other great news. Doors open at 6:00 pm for social time and the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 pm.

For more information contact Becky: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PS: We are gathering raffle prizes for our big event next year. We already have a gorgeous silver belt buckle and will start selling tickets for that next month. (Who knows what kind of gun or? we will secure for raffle prizes.)

 

General Election Ballot Measures

Prop 1: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Specified Housing Assistance Programs- NO

Prop 2: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Existing Housing Program for Individuals with Mental Illness- NO

Prop 3: Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply and Quality, Watershed, Fish, Wildlife, Water Conveyance, and Groundwater Sustainability and Storage- NO

Prop 4: Authorizes Bonds Funding Construction at Hospitals Providing Children's Healthcare- NO

Prop 5: Changes Requirements for Certain Property Owners to Transfer Their Property Tax Base to Replacement Property- YES

Prop 6: Eliminates Certain Road Repair and Transportation Funding, Requires Certain Fuel Taxes and Vehicle Fees be Approved by The Electorate- YES

Prop 7: Conforms California Daylight Saving Time to Federal Law, Allows the Legislature to Change Daylight Saving Time Period- NO

Prop 8: Regulates Amount Kidney Dialysis Clinics Charge for Dialysis Treatment- NO

(From here we skip from Prop 8 to Prop 10. Prop 9 was removed from the ballot by the California Supreme Court)

Prop 10: Expands Local Governments' Authority to Enact Rent Control on Residential Property- NO

Prop 11: Require Private-Sector Emergency Ambulance Employees to Remain On-Call During Work Breaks, Eliminates Certain Employer Liability- YES

Prop 12: Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Specified Farm Animals, Bans Sale of Non-Complying Product- NO

5th Supervisorial District only

by John Mistler

1.) When you look at the ballot you will not see my name.

2.) When you get to the County Supervisor part of the ballot you write in MISTLER on the blank line below the other two candidate's.

3.) Connect the arrow like you do on other parts of the ballot.

The Yuba County Board of Education, at its meeting on October 10, 2018, unanimously voted to appoint Marjorie Renicker to fill the vacant Trustee Area 1 seat. Marjorie has lived in Yuba County for over 38 years and is actively involved in many service clubs and organizations. "I’m very proud to have been appointed as the Area 1 representative for the YCOE Board of Trustees, and look forward to working with Superintendent Reveles and the other board members," said Marjorie. Yuba County Board President Eva Teagarden said this of Mrs. Renicker’s appointment, “We are very pleased to appoint Marjorie Renicker to fill the vacant District 1 Trustee position. We believe that her experience, insight and dedication to the students, families and community will be an asset to YCOE.”

Mrs. Renicker took the Oath of Office at the regular board meeting on December 12, 2018 at the Yuba County Office of Education, 935 14th Street in Marysville, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

 

Yuba City, Ca.

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Ruth Weiss, VP Director of Education and Training, Election Integrity Project California, will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next meeting, Monday, October 15, 2018.

The Election Integrity Project (EIP) seeks to preserve a government of, by, and for the people. As a nonpartisan organization, the Election Integrity Project empowers citizen volunteers, through education and training to participate actively in protecting our freedoms and way of life.

There is a lot of anxiety about election corruption in the upcoming General Election in November. As you know, SB 450 was signed into law last year and Sutter County was originally selected as a pilot county for "Vote Centers" for the June 2018 primary. As a result of input from our Tea Party, our County Elections Officer opted out of the pilot.Ruth weis

Many are concerned about voter fraud and what we can do about it in a Sanctuary State environment where the Administration, including the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, allows full citizen benefits and voting rights to illegal aliens and felons in prison and dead people.

Ruth Weiss, VP Director of Education and Training, will address some disturbing info and some exciting things that have happened regarding non-citizen voting. She will be able to address the topic thoroughly. She will also focus on how voters can protect themselves in the changing voting systems of the future. The future isn’t as bright as “they” want us to believe. But voter education is key, and we can protect ourselves. We must have confidence in future election results. The main concern with the pilot “Vote Center” model of elections is that the opportunity for public oversight is greatly reduced. She will discuss a plan for modifying the EIP model of observation to fit the new situation and talk about how to build a team that will be effective, and how individuals can protect their own vote. Open to audience Q&A to follow.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio, will follow our Special Guest Speaker. Paul will be discussing events of the day.

Everyone is welcome. There is no membership and no cost to attend. The Feather River Tea Party Patriots meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp and will be held at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; come early to register, socialize with like-minded patriots, and get a good seat. For more information contact Larry or Carla at (530) 755-4409.

The newly revised North American Free Trade Agreement, renamed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, promises to ease export of California-grown farm products, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation.

“The newly announced U.S.-Canada agreement, in combination with the earlier agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, strengthens relations with two key trading partners,” CFBF President Jamie Johansson said, “and we urge Congress to ratify the USMCA without delay.”

Johansson said the agreement will provide California farmers and ranchers with “much-needed certainty” in key export markets.

“We applaud the three governments for working to modernize the agricultural chapters in the agreement,” he said. “It’s a welcome development at a time when farmers have faced obstacles in selling their products to foreign customers.”

Canada represents the second-largest market for California agricultural exports, with sales of more than $3.3 billion in 2016—the most recent year for which full statistics are available. Mexico is the No. 5 foreign market for California farm products, with sales of just more than $1 billion in 2016.

“Agricultural exports support thousands of jobs in California, both in rural areas where crops and commodities are grown and packed, and in urban centers from which products are marketed and shipped,” Johansson said. “We hope the agreements with Mexico and now with Canada lead to further easing of trade restrictions.”

The new agreements leave in effect Canadian and Mexican retaliatory tariffs on farm goods imposed after the U.S. placed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Johansson urged U.S. negotiators to reach agreements on those issues as soon as possible.“We’ve seen California farmers, ranchers and agricultural marketers lose sales because of the retaliatory tariffs from Canada, Mexico and in particular from China,” he said. “Until those tariffs come off, farmers won’t see the full benefit of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement.”

Yuba City, Ca.

“Thursday October 18, 2018 the Sutter Yuba Women Federated will hold a Buffet luncheon, cost is $16, and the doors open at 11 am. at Hillcrest Plaza in the Plaza Room 210 Julie Drive, Yuba City.

The Republican Candidates Forum Moderator is Bob Harlan

Republican Candidates from Sutter County attending will be Yuba City Council - Incumbent John Buckland, Incumbent Stanley Cleveland, and Candidates Daria Ali; Marc Boomgaarden; Dave Shaw. and Superintendent of schools Candidate Tom Reusser.

Republican Candidates from Yuba County attending will be Incumbent Supervisor District 5 - Randal Fletcher, and write in Candidate John Mistler. Supervisor District 1 - Incumbent Andrew Vasquez. And North Yuba Water District – Incumbent Don Forguson.

With Special Guest Assemblyman Gallagher and Candidate Charlie Schaupp for Congress District 3 who will give the Flag Salute with that special touch of Patriotism he does so well.

Reservations are a must call: Marcia 530-218-1203

tea party Donna Johnston

Yuba City, Ca.

The Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Sutter County Registrar of Voters, Donna Johnston, will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next meeting, Monday, October 1, 2018.

Donna Johnston will give an informative presentation covering the new laws and regulations, the vote by mail only Vote Centers, same day registration, and volunteering as a Poll Worker for the November 6, 2018 General Election.

There is a lot of anxiety about election corruption in the upcoming General Election in November. As you know, SB 450 was signed into law last year and Sutter County was originally selected as a pilot county for "Vote Centers" for the June 2018 primary. As a result of input from our community, Donna Johnston opted Sutter County out of the pilot.

Many are concerned about voter fraud and what we can do about it in a Sanctuary State environment where the Administration, including the Secretary of State and the Attorney General, allows full citizen benefits and voting rights to illegal aliens and felons in prison.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio, will follow our Special Guest Speaker. Paul will be discussing events of the day.

Everyone is welcome. There is no membership and no cost to attend. The Feather River Tea Party Patriots meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp and will be held at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; come early to register, socialize with like-minded patriots, and get a good seat. For more information contact Larry or Carla at (530) 755-4409.

 

Sponsored by Yuba Feather Community Services

This is your opportunity to share some light refreshments and the exchange of information and questions with top Yuba County elected and appointed officials.

Thursday October 4, 2018, Ponderosa Community Center, 17103 Ponderosa Way, Brownsville

6 to 8 pm

Topics to be included are past and present funding and staffing levels. Discussion of Measure K will be limited to audience questions and public record and will be for informational purposes only.

County Officials confirmed or invited to attend are:

County Administrative Officer Robert Bendorf, Sheriff Wendell Anderson, confirmation of Officials from the District Attorney’s Office, Probation and the Fire Service are pending.

 

Governor Brown signed into law Senator Jim Nielsen’s legislation to create the Citizens Advisory Commission for Oroville Dam. This measure empowers residents to be involved in public safety issues relating to Oroville Dam.

“The failure of the Oroville Dam spillway impacted hundreds of thousands of lives,” said Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama). “Citizens must have a voice in the public safety and maintenance of the dam; they must feel safe living near the tallest dam in the country.”

Senate Bill 955, co-authored by Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) and Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) would create a 19-member Citizens Advisory Commission for Oroville Dam to provide local residents and state officials a forum to meet and discuss maintenance, findings, reports, and upcoming and ongoing issues.

Membership to the Commission will include the following representation:

Ø The City of Oroville

Ø The Counties of Butte, Sutter and Yuba

Ø Sheriffs of Butte, Sutter and Yuba

Ø Legislative representatives of Oroville

Ø The Natural Resources Agency

Ø The Department of Water Resources

Ø The Office of Emergency Services

Ø The Department of Parks and Recreation

Ø The California Highway Patrol

Commission members would each serve for terms of no more than three years.

Senate Bill 955 is supported by the Oroville Dam Coalition, American Whitewater, City of Marysville, City of Oroville, City of Yuba, Exchange Club of Oroville, Northern California Guides and Sportsmen’s Association, Northern California Water Association, Sutter County Board of Supervisors and the Yuba County Board of Supervisors.

Assemblyman Gallagher said, “SB 955 gives our communities a seat at the table on how to best manage, maintain, and improve this important facility. The commission will also serve the important role of keeping our communities informed on what is happening at the dam.”

 

All Yuba-Sutter candidates for office are invited to participate in a "Candidate Roundup to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 6 pm in the cafeteria at Yuba College. This event is a joint presentation of the Yuba College Democrats and the Yuba-Sutter Democratic Club but will be conducted in a strictly neutral, non-partisan fashion. This will not be a forum. Rather, it will be like an extended meet and greet. Each candidate appearing will have four minutes to address the audience however they wish. They will then have the opportunity to meet with audience members individually. Table space will be provided around the perimeter of the cafeteria for campaign materials.

Light refreshments will be served.

You are invited to kindly RSVP or to decline by contacting Richard Cray so that we can know whom to expect, and to verify that this invitation has reached all candidates.

 

Yuba County Government Center

915 8th Street, Marysville

October 3, 2018

6:00 Yuba County Supervisors Distr. 1 Vasquez and Saunders

Distr. 5. Fletcher, Mistler and Wright

7:00 Marysville City Council Pedigo, Buttacavoli and Hudson

Boyd Hall

1896 Lassen Blvd., Yuba City

September 26, 2018

6:00 Sutter County Supervisors Distr. 3 Paul Basi and Mike Ziggameyer

7:00 Sutter Co. Supt. of Schools Dhillon and Ruesser

October 10, 2018

6:00 Yuba City City Council Buckland, Cleveland, Ali, Shaw, Espindola, Brookman. Sidhu, Westmoreland and Boomgaarden

 

sutter republicans Bailey Picture  9 19 18With Candidate's for Secretary of State, Controller, Congress and Attorney General

Yuba City, Ca.

Secretary of State candidate Mark Meuser, State Controller candidate Konstantinos Roditis and Congressional candidate Charlie Schaupp will join Attorney General candidate Judge Steven Bailey at the Republican’s dinner on September 24th, Sutter County Republican Central Committee chair Jerrie Libby has announced.

“We’re really excited to have three candidates for statewide office and a candidate for Congress speaking at our dinner,” Libby said. Additionally, a number of candidates for local Yuba-Sutter offices plan to attend, she said.

“We encourage voters in the Yuba-Sutter and surrounding areas to join us on September 24 and listen to Judge Bailey's goals and vision as California Attorney General, Mark Meuser's plans to clean up California's neglected voter files, and Konstantinos Roditis' vision for fiscal discipline.”

The “Burger Bash” dinner will be held at Franklin Hall at the Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds starting at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $10 and may be obtained on-line at https://bpt.me/3596255 or by calling Lloyd Leighton at 530-671-6152. Tickets will not be available at the door.

 

Marysville, Ca.

Yuba Water Agency’s New Bullards Bar Dam, constructed in 1970, recently received the highest safety rating possible by California’s Department of Water Resources Division of Safety of Dams.

A comprehensive listing of California’s major dams issued this month notes that, once again, New Bullards Bar, the fifth tallest dam in the United States, and Yuba Water Agency’s other dams (Our House, Log Cabin and Lake Francis) received the “satisfactory” rating, which is the highest rating issued by the state.

The state assesses dam conditions based on annual physical inspections and comprehensive re-evaluation studies, as well as technical analyses submitted by the dam owners. Yuba Water Agency’s dams have always received this high rating.

“There is nothing more important to us than public safety,” said Brent Hastey, Yuba Water Agency chairman. “We invest heavily in maintenance and upkeep for all of our dams, and are also upgrading New Bullards Bar with a new, additional spillway to provide the greatest measure of safety possible in future, large storm events.”

The $160 million secondary spillway at New Bullards Bar is the largest planned project for this facility. While the primary purpose of this facility is to significantly reduce flood risk downstream, it will also substantially enhance dam safety by providing a redundant spillway that could handle a 1997-type flood by itself, if the main spillway became inoperable. This project is scheduled for completion in 2025.

Yuba Water Agency is also refurbishing the spillway gate drive mechanisms to ensure reliable operation well into the future. This work includes replacing the 50-year-old motors, electrical wiring and controls, and refurbishing some of the gearboxes that raise and lower the spill gates. This current phase is expected to cost approximately $665,000. This work is in progress and is expected to be complete by October.

Yuba Sutter Political Spotlight will host a campaign fund raising event for the benefit of Brandon Barnes for Sutter County Sheriff 2018.

Enjoy an evening with Brandon complimented by cocktails, snacks, entertainment and live music.

Tickets are $10

WHERE: Yuba Sutter Republican Headquarters, 441 Bridge St., Ste. E, Yuba City

WHEN: September 21, 2018 at 7pm

 

 

Yuba Sutter Political Spotlight will host a campaign fund raising event for the benefit of Stacy Brookman for Yuba City Council 2018.

Enjoy an evening with Stacy Brookman complimented by cocktails, snacks, entertainment and live music.

Tickets are $10

WHERE: Yuba Sutter Republican Headquarters, 441 Bridge St., Ste. E, Yuba City

WHEN: September 26, 2018 at 7pm