Articles by pwood

Refunds and Returns Policy

July 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

Refund and Returns Policy Freedom Advocates guarantees to refund any item that you are not happy with if you return it within 7 days of receipt, undamaged and in its original [...]

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May 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

How your Personal Information is Used Freedom Advocates collects your information only when necessary to provide you with the service or information you request.  We [...]

Republication Policy

May 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

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Research Center

January 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Agenda 21 – The United Nations Programme of Action from Rio (pdf) The final text of agreements negotiated by Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment [...]

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.]


Burn Baby Burn

October 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

By Sandra F. Mitchell, 10/30/2007 - As forests have become legally "protected" from fire-fuel management the frequency and ferocity of infernos has dramatically increased. Has the Forest Service adopted a "make it burn" policy?


San Francisco Judge Redefines The Word “TEXT” – To Prevent Referendum on Redevelopment

July 24, 2007 | 0 Comments

By Ronald A. Zumbrun, 7/24/2007 - In May of 2006, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors added nearly 1,400 acres to the previously-existing 137-acre Hunters Point Redevelopment Project Area. Concurrently, the Board authorized the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency to undertake a variety of projects and activities to alleviate “blight” in the neighborhood. Local residents harbored myriad objections to the Plan.


The Uses and Abuses of Conservation Easements

June 13, 2007 | 0 Comments

By Ronald A. Zumbrun, 6/13/2007 - 20 years ago approximately 300,000 acres of land in the United States were subject to conservation easements donated to private, tax-exempt charitable trusts. Today, over 7,000,000 acres are so held, an almost 25-fold increase. This amount of acreage is in addition to the millions of acres held in trust by federal, state, and local governmental entities.

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