In a 5-2 decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that tax, assessment and fee increases proposed by citizens require only a simple majority vote, and that the stricter two-thirds vote requirement imposed by Proposition 218 only applies to government entities, not citizen initiatives.

“The court decision, if allowed to stand, will mean higher housing costs as local governments partner with special interest groups to inflict more taxes, fees and assessments on homeowners,” Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) said. “It should be harder to impose taxes on citizens, not easier.”

The court case, California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland, was centered on a local initiative that would have repealed existing city ordinances in order to legalize and tax medical marijuana dispensaries.

As one of the original proponents of Proposition 13 to protect homeowners from ever-increasing property taxes, Senator Nielsen condemned the high courts’ decision.

“In passing Proposition 218, the voters imposed restraint on government from all local taxes, not just some. The majority on the Supreme Court was being creative in their interpretation of Proposition 218.”

John Mistlerat Sutter-Yuba Republican Women Federated Luncheon

Yuba City, Ca.

John joined the U.S. Marine Corp Reserves in 1963, after active duty was complete he purchased a gas station in Carmichael California. " I enjoyed owning a gas station during the Jimmy Carter gas rationing episode", he said.

John closed the gas station in the mid 1970's and took a job managing the Montgomery Wards Automotive Center in Marysville.

John has lived and worked in Yuba County for more than 40 years. While living and working in Yuba County he has been: one of the founders of the Loma Rica/Browns Valley Community Service District (the Fire Dept.), a charter member of the Foothill Lions (34 years), a board member of the Browns Valley Irrigation District, a Yuba County Supervisor and owner of the Territorial Dispatch for 16 years and still going.

The desire to purchase the Territorial Dispatch was an interest in telling "The Rest of the Story". A responsibility under the 1st Amendment to be a "Watch Dog on Government", not a "Lap Dog".

The luncheon will be September 21 at the Hillcrest Catering. In the Plaza Room, 210 Julie Drive Yuba City Cost $16 for a buffet lunch starting at 11:30 am

Reservations are a must call: Cheryl at 671-9128

The Sutter County Republican Central Committee "Freedom Dinner" will be held on Wednesday August 30th. Their featured speakers are Jon Coupal and Sam Paredes along with other guests.

The fundraiser will consist of an auction of desserts and a gun auction.

The Doors Open at 5 pm ~ Hillcrest Catering “The Plaza Room” 210 Julie Drive, Yuba City

FULL BBQ Buffet with all the trimmings. Tickets are $35 Individual and $250 Table

dahle  8 30 17The Assembly Republican Caucus today elected Brian Dahle (R-Bieber) as their new leader. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following congratulatory statement:

“I congratulate Assemblyman Dahle on his election as Assembly Republican Leader.

“It is great to have a fellow North State representative serving as the Assembly Republican Leader.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Leader Dahle to advance the issues and policies important to the people of California.”

The Leadership Shake-up came after Assembly Republican Leader Mayes backed an extension of the state’s landmark cap-and-trade climate program.

Sutter Co.

In a letter to Larry Munger, Chairman of the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency(SBFCA), the Sutter County Taxpayers Assoc. expressed their concerns that SBFCA has committed a Brown Act Violation.

The letter says: The agenda published for the August 9, 2017, meeting of SBFCA violated the Brown Act by failing to post a brief general description of each item of business to be transacted or discussed at the meeting [Section 54954.2(a)], specifically, Item 6, listed as "Other Reports from Agency Staff and Consultants." Therefore, demand is made that the vote and action be discarded and the Citizens' Assessment District Advisory Committee (CADAC) remain in place.

By Stephen Frank California Political News and Views

If you believe the DNA, and people go to jail based on DNA evidence, Jenner is Bruce, not Caitlin. Under a bill the Democrats are about to pass, if you recognize science not ideology, you could go to jail or a $1,000 fine. If I call you a Nazi—like Pelosi has called people, it is free speech. If I call you by your birth name, it becomes a hate crime and punishment happens.

“A bill that passed the California state Senate and is now moving through the Assembly could threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun.

The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to National Review. The Senate passed the bill 26-12 at the end of May. Since then, the Assembly Judiciary committee recommended the bill unanimously and the General Assembly held its first hearing on the legislation Wednesday.”

America is in a Civil War. It started years ago when Pat Buchanan noted the cultural war we were in. But, this war became a shooting war on November 8, 2016 when Americans said to the Left and weak Republicans, we want our country back. Violence against free speech, use of government to protect criminals from foreign nations—use of tax dollars to kill babies using a Eugenics organization, based on hate of black people and immigrants—this is a War—now it is officially a Civil War.

By what name, using the First Amendment, would you call Jenner?

By Stephen Frank

Like a corrupt Chicago hack politician, Guv Brown hid information, for years about the danger of the Oroville Dam failing. He had government agencies lie and refuse to give documents on the status of the Dam. So when the heavy rains last Winter caused the spillway to fail, it was no surprise to Brown—and now the Feds and California taxpayers could pay billions in damages—for knowing about a problem and not fixing it.

“State water bosses also failed to add gates above the spillway, which would have allowed the reservoir to rise another ten feet. Governor Jerry Brown claimed to be unaware of these problems and proclaimed, “stuff happens and we respond.”

One of the government’s first moves was to dam up the flow of information on safety issues. The governor and state water bureaucrats blocked public access to the dam’s design specifications, federal inspection reports, technical documents, and other crucial information. Department of Water Resources officials claimed it was a security matter, lest the information “fall into the wrong hands,” terrorists, for example. In typical style, politicians and bureaucrats are simply hiding years of negligence, faulty oversight, and misguided spending.”

This was premeditated. Government knew the dangers and refused, for years to fix it—even Democrat Congressman John Garamendi, a former California Lt. Governor knew about the problem—yet nothing was done. We will have to raise taxes to finance the lawsuits and the repairs. Too bad we can’t go over the assets of the government officials that lied—but we could go after them criminally. What do you think?

Yuba City, statePaul Preston

Paul Preston, Chairman of the Sutter County Council of County Representatives (SCCCR) of the “New State Movement,” will be holding the second meeting of concerned citizens interested in being involved in a movement to develop a pathway forward to form a new state.

The SCCCR is designed to provide citizens an avenue to openly discuss, brainstorm, and get questions answered including perspectives from a greater number of people regarding a constitutional state split from California.

They are looking for committed leaders who want to become members of the Sutter County Council of County Representatives and want to be part of the historic formation of a New State.

Members of the current SCCCR will be present to provide information on the New State movement and answer your questions.

The meeting will be Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Caltrans Building, Sierra Nevada Conference Room, 703 B Street, Marysville, CA 95901.

There is no membership requirement to attend and everyone is welcome. Doors open at 6:00 pm; meeting begins at 6:30 PM.

“The participation of informed citizens is required for good governance.”

Contact Paul Preston at (530) 632-9786.

By Stephen Frank

The Feds, under Obama set up a voluntary retirement fund called “myRA”. It lost $70 million ,few wanted to participate and the average account was $500. California has learned that lesson—so instead of making it voluntary, they are going to force 6.5 million Californians to participate in a government retirement program. Not mention is the $1.4 trillion in unfunded liability of the current government pension program—collapsing and a disaster to local government. Now, Sacramento is looking forward to abusing billions in family’s assets to finance corruption, crony capitalism and financing money losing “green” companies—think Solyndra.

“The current name, Secure Choice, doesn’t say much about a big new program that in five years could be a mandatory option to supplement Social Security for an estimated 7.5 million Californians currently not offered a retirement plan by more than 200,000 employers.

Secure Choice also has a kind of generic bureaucratic tone, not exciting or appealing to young people, said a staff report given to the Secure Choice board last week, and it has an “association with other sensitive policy issues,” presumably like pro-choice on abortion.

First ObamaCare steals money from millennial’s—now Jerry Brown wants to steal as well. Why are productive folks leaving the State? Programs like Secure Choice that steal from the young and give to the special interests and unions. Shame on the criminals in Sacramento.

Last week, Federal Court Judge Judge K. Muller, asked the Chief Magistrate to form a 3-judge panel to hear the case; Citizens for Fair Representation vs Secretary of State Alex Padilla. In May, Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) filed the lawsuit against the State of California, for lack of representation and dilution of vote. The lawsuit was filed on May 8, in the United States District Court, Eastern District, Sacramento Division. The significance of the three-judge panel is paramount, according to the legal team representing the CFR. Issues decided by three judge panels have the right to appeal directly to the United States Supreme Court. Mark Baird, one of the CFR spokespersons, said, “the case will ask important questions: Can one State Senator properly represent one million people? Can one State Assemblyman properly represent one-half million people? Baird added, Californian's have no representation in the state house. The lobbyists and the unions own California and we intend to put the people back in charge of the government through smaller districts where it is cheap and easy to get rid of an incumbent who fails to serve the people. California has the worst representation ratio in the United States and we will prove that to be unconstitutional.” Citizens for Fair Representation is supported by the people of 22 Northern California Counties.

to Run for Sutter County SheriffBrandon Barnes Headshot 8 9 17

Long-time Sutter County resident and 22-year veteran of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, Brandon Barnes, will run for Sutter County Sheriff/Coroner in 2018.

Current Sutter County Sheriff, J. Paul Parker, has not made an announcement about his re-election plans.

Barnes, 45, currently holds the rank of Captain and is the Jail Commander for Yuba County, managing a staff of 80 and an inmate population of almost 400. Prior to this, Barnes served as Yuba County’s SWAT Commander and Lieutenant assigned to Investigations.

“I’ve lived in Sutter County for over 20 years, but protected the residents on the other side of the river each day. Friends and colleagues have asked me for years to consider running for Sutter County Sheriff,” said Barnes. “It’s time, and I’ve announced my candidacy early so I can meet with everyone at the department who wishes to share their thoughts on how we can improve the organization.

We have great men and women employed by the Sheriff’s Department and together we can take the organization to the next level and provide the best service to the residents of Sutter County.”

Barnes is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the California P.O.S.T. Command College leadership program. Since 2015, he has served as a Police Academy Instructor. Barnes is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association and the California Tactical Officers Association.

If elected, Barnes’ priorities will be to increase rural patrols, create policies that reflect the values of our community, bolster staff morale and increase leadership training.

“Brandon Barnes is extremely qualified to be Sutter County’s next Sheriff,” said Sutter County Supervisor, Ron Sullenger. “He has a phenomenal resume and he actually understands fiscal responsibility. We can’t tackle huge issues like marijuana and homelessness without leaders like Brandon that are willing to enforce our laws and can stretch every dollar in the budget to make it happen.”

Barnes is an active community volunteer and Board Member for the Yuba-Sutter Agents of Change. He was awarded the Marysville Exchange Club’s Peace Officer of the Year award in 2002. Brandon and Jenn enjoy rooting for the 49ers with their four children - Brandon Jr., 24, Sarah and Victoria, 19, and Madison, 14.

By Stephen Frank

We already know that absentee ballots by the dozen were shipped to a single apartment in San Pedro. We know that in Indiana thousands of illegal and fraudulent voter registrations were created by one organization. In Virginia they found lots of illegal registrations and voting. Then you have the votes of illegal aliens—in California you can register online without any real vetting! Now the next step.

“Tech minds at the annual DEF CON in Las Vegas were given physical voting machines and remote access, with the instructions of gaining access to the software.

According to a Register report, within minutes, hackers exposed glaring physical and software vulnerabilities across multiple U.S. voting machine companies’ products.

Some devices were found to have physical ports that could be used to attach devices containing malicious software. Others had insecure Wi-Fi connections, or were running outdated software with security vulnerabilities like Windows XP.”

To make this happen in real life, all the hacker would have to do is be a “poll volunteer” so they can change the machines—or close them down, create errors and make the election look dishonest. Imagine what the Russians and Chinese could do with months to work and more sophisticated applications! Grow up—elections in the United States have been compromised. Yet the media calls these facts Fake News and refuse to admit the truth.

Marysville, Ca.

Congressman John Garamendi will be holding a town hall meeting in Marysville on August 25th at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at:

Yuba County Government Center, Board of Supervisors Room
915 8th St
Marysville, Ca.

The Sutter County Republican Central Committee "Freedom Dinner" will be held on Wednesday August 30th. Their featured speakers are Jon Coupal and Sam Paredes along with other guests.

The fundraiser will consist of an auction of desserts and a gun auction.

The Doors Open at 5 pm ~ Hillcrest Catering “The Plaza Room” 210 Julie Drive, Yuba City

FULL BBQ Buffet with all the trimmings. Tickets are $35 Individual and $250 Table


Yuba City, Ca.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announced Sutter County Sheriff J. Paul Parker and Yuba County Sheriff Steve Durfor will be Guest Speakers for their Monday, August 7, 2017, Town Hall Meeting.

This will be a good old-fashioned Town Hall Meeting with our local sheriffs. A few of the topics of concern to local citizens are:

· Butte, Sutter, and Yuba Counties have re-evaluated the Oroville Dam crisis evacuation plans as a result of the evacuations earlier this year. The latest findings and updates will be discussed.

· The California legislature is on a crusade to destroy the Second Amendment. Governor Brown has recently signed several unconstitutional anti-gun and ammo bills that create a new class of criminal from law-abiding citizens. What is the impact on the average law-abiding citizen?

· The river bottoms have been overrun with the homeless who are destroying the riverbanks and the habitat. What are the plans to correct the situation?

"Issues of the day" are also encouraged from the audience. Matters that concern you that can be addressed by Sheriff Parker and/or Sheriff Durfor are encouraged. Come hear your top elected law enforcement officers in Sutter County and Yuba County who have taken an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution and the citizens against tyranny.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News may follow our Special Guest Speakers, if time allows. The issues of the day may be discussed.

The Town Hall Meeting will be at the Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Road, Yuba City. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no membership requirement and no charge. Doors open at 6:00 pm; come early to socialize with like-minded neighbors, enjoy the refreshments, and get a front-row seat.

Contact Larry Virga at (530) 755-4409.

Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party online

Sacramento, Ca.

On July 20th, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) filed a lawsuit to stop the Legislature’s unconstitutional efforts to undermine the voter-led recall of State Senator Josh Newman.

“The Legislature has pulled out all the stops to silence the voice of taxpayers and undermine the people’s right to a fair and democratic process,” stated HJTA President Jon Coupal. “You can’t justify changing the rules midway through, which is why we believe we’ll prevail in asking the court to step in and right this wrong.”

For months, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has been working with concerned taxpayers who seek to recall Senator Josh Newman over his vote to impose over $5 billion in new annual taxes on cars and gasoline. On July 7, the Secretary of State reported that 87,884 signatures had been collected—far and above the 63,593 signatures needed to qualify the recall for a vote.

In an underhanded attempt to protect Newman, the Legislature scrambled to pass Senate Bill 96, a gut-and-amend bill that would deny voters in Senate District 29 their due process by unnecessarily extending the state’s recall approval process.

Joining with four of the recall petitioners, HJTA filed the lawsuit to issue a stay on the implementation of SB 96 and compel the Secretary of State to certify the recall petitions.

HJTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the interests of taxpayers in the Legislature and at the ballot box. Earlier this year, HJTA formed Californians Against Car and Gas Tax Hikes, a Committee to Recall Josh Newman, Sponsored and Funded by No New Taxes, a Project of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, in order to aid SD 29 residents in their effort to recall Newman.

by Nina Beety Monterey County Herald

The public paid for America’s sturdy, reliable and essential copperline landline infrastructure through rates and tax-subsidized incentive programs. But AT&T wants to eliminate copperline service. Most Californians don’t know this. “Dependable” is not in vogue, and AT&T no longer wants to service this system. It claims it must make way for new technology, and that this service is no longer essential or economical for them to continue, despite AT&T’s huge profit last year.

Tell that to Californians who live in rural areas, are older, have medical devices, are disabled, or are low income. They rely on this service. “Traditional landline phone service remains the backbone and only reliable two-way communication mode,” says the Rural County Representatives of California.

Many states have allowed AT&T and other companies to disconnect, despite opposition by the public and organizations like AARP. Illinois just approved landline elimination. Michigan did so in 2014. Last year, California Assemblymember Low sponsored AB 2395 to disconnect copperline landlines by 2020, but vocal opposition, including from rural counties, stopped it.

The California Alliance of Retired Persons says: “AB2395 would leave California consumers without essential public safety protections. Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services do not provide line power during an electrical outage. ... The FCC’s rules have serious gaps: batteries must only provide a minimum of eight hours (24 hours after 2019); it is up to customers, not the provider, to purchase the battery at their own expense; and notification need only be at the point of sale.”

AT&T is trying several work-arounds. The first is FCC WC Docket No. 17-84. The FCC will likely preempt “wayward” states that want to retain copperline for their residents and adopt measures to speed up destruction of the copperline system. AT&T’s second move was to send notices to AT&T customers this month, notifying them that they agree to any and all changes to their telephone service and the installation of any and all equipment on their premises that AT&T wants to do, including installing equipment that uses electrical power. “If you do not allow AT&T to install the new network equipment at your premises, your telephone service may be disconnected ...” Any customer who doesn’t accept the terms must call AT&T to cancel their service.” This becomes effective July 1.

Yet, the CPUC and TURN told me last week that AT&T has not been approved to abandon copperline.

AT&T plans to use broadband over powerline — a dangerous system that puts the microwave signal directly on powerlines, where it travels along all wiring and onto household wiring. It broadcasts microwave radiation everywhere and cannot be blocked. It was vehemently opposed by physicians in Austria and Switzerland when it was mandated there for Smart Meter communication, saying it would cause widespread health problems.

AT&T is also pushing Senate Bill 649, which effectively turns most utility poles in a community into cell towers. Cities and counties have to approve them, even in residential neighborhoods. SB 649 has been approved by the Senate and now faces the Assembly.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors said last year, “Don’t take away the most reliable way to reach 911 in an emergency. 911 dispatch centers automatically know our location when we call from home. Our home phone lines will keep working for weeks if there is a power outage. Wireless signals can be unreliable when we need our phones the most. Don’t let vulnerable people be left without reliable phone service.”

In power outages and in disasters, copperline landlines are a lifeline.

By Stephen Frank California Political News and Views

Thanks to the declaration of being a Sanctuary City, San Fran L.A. and other criminal cities have done what is not possible. ICE has announced it is sending hundreds of agents to these cities—that means illegal aliens are now in greater danger of being deported, thanks to the policies of the Democrats. Yup, now the illegal aliens in these cities have a reason to fear deportation—De Leon, Mayors Lee and Garcetti have put a target on their backs.

“According to the paper, Homan said he plans on sending hundreds of agents to those cities.

“We’re going to enforce the laws on the books without apology, we’ll continue to prioritize what we do,” Homan continued. “But it’s not OK to violate the laws of this country anymore, you’re going to be held accountable.”

During his interview with the Examiner, Homan also praised the Trump administration, saying it has “taken the handcuffs off law enforcement,” allowing them to address immigration more thoroughly.

“You can like President Trump, not like him, like his policies, not like his policies, but one thing no one can argue with is the effect they’ve had,” said Homan.

The better news is that ICE is about to hire 10,000 more agents—again to concentrate on Sanctuary Cities. The Democrats have made this a cause—and government, under Trump agrees. The law must be enforced, even if local officials are corrupt and protect criminals from foreign nations.

By Stephen Frank

Should students be forced to pay their own money to learn how to hate, be racists and bigots—along with “learning”, if they are white, they are the scum of the earth. What will that do to their self-esteem?

I believe this effort by the totalitarian Left is actually a micro aggression—teaching hate and creating low self image should be a crime. Making people pay for this is a crime.

“The addition of micro aggressions training to the orientation was made public by SJSU’s Chief Diversity Officer Kathleen Wong on June 9 via a series of tweets. According to Wong, who leads the university’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the training consists of a video of micro aggression skits, filmed with the cooperation of a film class in SJSU’s on-campus studio.

“No portion of this fee is optional as students are required to participate in all aspects of the program.”

California colleges are no longer education facilities, they are training grounds for totalitarian responses and hatred. At Berkeley Ben Shapiro has been denied the right to speak on campus—this after Milo and Coulter were denied. Free speech appears to be a micro aggression.

SOJ Increasing Awareness to Rural California's Lack of Representation

On July 29th, Herve' Leconte, a 57-year old resident of El Dorado County, will begin his 12 day, 500 mile run, from Sonora in Tuolumne County, ending his final leg of the run in Siskiyou County. Herve' will travel through 15 rural counties of Northern California aka State of Jefferson that encompasses a total of 21 counties.

Herve' is a native of France, becoming a proud American in 2000. He and his wife Julie, became immediate supporters of Jefferson in 2015, after attending a State of Jefferson El Dorado County Town Hall. Herve' appreciates the freedom and liberty that is America and that emphasized and supported by the State of Jefferson. Additionally, Herve' is more appreciative and knowledgeable about the Constitution than many Americans.

Herve' was raised in a Parisian suburb called Malakoff, which to this day is still run by the Communists. He has seen firsthand the many faces of Socialism and Communism. Growing up, he remembers his French mother tearing up, when she told the story of being liberated on D-Day by Americans/allies. His French father also recounted many stories from experiencing the German Occupation of France, leaving Herve' with a deep understanding of Tolaterian regimes and a reverence for Freedom.

Today, Herve' has put his hobby of running to good work by using it to raise funds and awareness for various causes that are dear to his heart. Herve' has done numerous runs for law enforcement, first responders and military families. In fact, Herve' is the Chairman of the Board for a local non-profit called Military Family Support Group and he and his wife work tirelessly to help veterans and military families in their community

In May of 2017, Citizens for Fair Representation dba State of Jefferson, filed a lawsuit against the State of California for lack of representation and dilution of vote. For over three years the California State Legislature has ignored these rural county citizens’ requests to return to the fair/equal representation that existed, prior to 1964, when just about every county had one State Senator representing the concerns and needs of their constituents.

Currently, California's population is just under 40 million, represented by 40 State Senators and 80 Assembly members. The same number of representatives that in 1862 represented 416,640 people.

Claimants state: “California's refusal to increase its level of representation to reflect its exponential population growth is both arbitrary and unconstitutional.”

Herve' stated: “This is why the “Run for Representation” is so important and I am determined to bring more awareness to both the Citizens for Fair Representation and the State of Jefferson movement and do all I can to make it a reality”!

A Itinerary & Schedule

Day 3) –Monday, July 31 – Placerville to Grass Valley (Nevada) 50 Miles

1 Stop at Auburn – staging area??

*Overnight Stop in Grass Valley – lodging required, staging area??

Day 4) - Tuesday, August 1 – Grass Valley to Marysville (Yuba) – 40 Miles

Overnight Stop – lodging required – staging area??

Day 5) - Wednesday, August 2 – Marysville to Oroville (Butte) – 30 Miles

1 Stop in Yuba City, Sutter -- staging area??

*Night Stop in Oroville – lodging required – staging area??