Monthly Archives: February 2011

Transparency in Local Governments Under Attack

The California Constitution (Art. XIIIB, Sec.6) requires that when the Legislature or a state agency mandates a new program or higher level of service in an existing program after January 1, 1975 the state is required to reimburse local governments … Continue reading

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Snow on Mt. Diablo February 2011

I took these photos early Sunday morning. This is the eastern view of the mountain as seen from eastern Contra Costa and the valley. 4 to 5 inches of snow fell Friday through Saturday. Saturday morning the foothill tops were … Continue reading

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Fire Services Assessment for ECCFPD

Fire services are funded via property taxes. For all entities that are reliant on property taxes for the majority of their funding the precipitous drop in home values has exasperated funding. County assessors across the state have been reassessing property … Continue reading

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Bury Me in the Backyard With my Cats and Dogs

Woke up this morning Put on my slippers Walked in the kitchen and died And oh what a feeling! When my soul Went thru the ceiling And on up into heaven I did ride When I got there they did … Continue reading

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