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From California to Alabama – Code Enforcement has Become an Arm of Sustainable Development

September 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

9/15/2008 - Property owner, Paul Carrick rents modest homes to others on his Santa Cruz mountain-top property where he also lives. The Santa Cruz County Planning Department has ordered Carrick to destroy the homes. His title has been defaced by “red-tags” (building code violations) filed against his title. Carrick has refused to implement the destruction of his own property and has sued the county to rid his title of the “red-tags.”


Code Enforcement – Don’t Come Knocking on My Door

March 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Jamie Simone, 3/19/2008 -

Right now we don’t go knocking on doors,” said Planning Director Tom Burns. The ambiguity of this statement causes one to seriously question, “When exactly will they be pounding on my door?”


Code Enforcement Falsely Subjects Widow to Red Tags

July 11, 2006 | 0 Comments

By Ronald A. Zumbrun, 7/11/2006 - A true nightmare story of what can happen when you find yourself outside the political “inner circle.” A relative of a disgruntled employee told Hillary Falconer of Briarcliff Farm that she was going to report  Falconer to the county and other agencies.  Shortly thereafter, Briarcliff Farm was inspected by the enforcement unit of the Planning Department of the County of Santa Cruz.  And thus, the nightmare began! 

Santa Cruz "red-tagging" is an experiment in social engineering.  Those in favor with those in power get special treatment.  Those who are not in favor often end up with  alleged building code violations called "red tags."  This is not the story of a free America that has rights protected by the Constitution.  Rather, it portrays the “Gestapo of the West” where only the wealthy or those willing to commit their life savings or retirement funds have a chance to protect themselves.*


Window of Opportunity for Santa Cruz Property Owners

July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Freedom Advocates, 7/27/2011 -

Fall 2011 Update - Santa Cruz County Property Owner, Paul Carrick takes case to U.S. Supreme Court Update: WATCH KSBW TV News on Another Santa Cruz County Property Rights Victory! Then ask, Was Your "Notice of Violation" Legal? There is now a window of opportunity to get these notices expunged from your property title report. As a result of a courageous and perseverant property owner by the name of Paul Carrick, Santa Cruz County was found to be in violation of proper processes for filing Notices of Violation by the San Jose 6th District Appellate Court. [...]

Are Local Issues Affecting Your Family, Home and Resources?

March 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Andrea Sanchez, 3/18/2009 -

Boulder Creek, CA: Troubled by local government decisions affecting your family, home and neighborhood? Wondering about the competency of agencies managing (controlling) water, housing and transportation?


The Gestapo of the West – 8 Years Later

June 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Ronald A. Zumbrun, 6/10/2008 - In June of 2000, I authored an article entitled Santa Cruz: The Gestapo of the Westthat pertained to certain improper land use policies of the City of Santa Cruz, including favoritism and selective enforcement. Since then, I have crossed paths with countless individuals who have fallen victim to the unconstitutional practices of the County of Santa Cruz which similarly merit public exposure. The greatest deprivation of constitutional rights is occurring within the County’s enforcement power.


Planning Department Bait and Switch

November 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

11/14/2007 - Deed restrictions, mandatory inspections, pre-enforcement and proactive enforcement exist under the banner of "streamlining" and "simplifying" the "permit reform" process. A continuation of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisor's Hearing is April 15 2008.  [The link goes to Agenda Item 37, takes a long time to download and is at times inaccessible. See page 19 of the 126 page document.]


The Global Safety Cult and the Abolition of Private Property

February 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

By William Roberts - Chapter Seven of Agenda 21 calls for the establishment of a “culture of safety.” All of Agenda 21, Chapter 7 is the expansion of UN Resolution 44/236 and the foundational material for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA's) "Multi-Jurisdictional All-Hazard Mitigation Planning" programme that fails to provide safety and destroys liberty.

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