Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

September 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Michael Shaw, 9/11/2008 -

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors is preparing to issue a water moratorium in South County on well drilling and new construction water hook ups. This action is a direct result of successful litigation that eliminated the Pajaro Valley’s illegal tax imposed on farmers for the water withdrawn from their own wells. The water agency now owes tens of millions in reimbursement that it cannot pay.


Australia Water History

December 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

By Laurence Jones, 12/12/2007 -

Laurence Jones February 2009 update has been added to this history of water management in Queensland, Australia. Councils, regionalism, public/private partnerships and environmentalism have combined to destroy safe drinking water.


Regionalism: Control the Water – Control the People

May 11, 2007 | 0 Comments

By Michael Shaw, 5/11/2007 -

Kevin Howe's article Monterey Herald, dated March 1, 2007, discusses the water regionalization program for the Central Coast of California. In his article, Howe states, "If Monterey Bay water officials are looking for alternatives for ensuring regional water supply; they might start by deciding just what the 'region' is.


Setting the Table for a Manipulated Water Crisis – Felton’s Artificial Dialectic in Operation Now

June 30, 2005 | 0 Comments

By Freedom Advocates Staff, 6/30/2005 -

Summary Update 2009 - The town of Felton in Santa Cruz County continues to be in dilemma over water. Sustainable Development mercenaries gave the town an electoral "choice" for water controls: Heads insiders win; Tails the citizens lose! If only Felton residents had understood this back in 2005, today they would not be facing rate increases brought on by the phony "Friends of Locally Owned Water" (FLOW) group. FLOW now means government controlled water through the San Lorenzo Valley Water District.


Water District Educational Programs Promoting Behavior Modification

August 15, 2003 | 0 Comments

SUMMARY: Something seemed fishy in the San Lorenzo Water District when its Board of Directors introduced plans for using ratepayer fees to fund indoctrination programs. In this commentary, Lisa Rudnick presents the opposition to the Board's actions, and exposes how the program may not only be a questionable use of ratepayer funds, but that it may be illegal.


It is Time for Straight Answers from the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency

May 23, 2003 | 0 Comments

4/30/2003 - Ray AmRhein asks the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency "Who owns the groundwater in a farmer's well" and finds the answers, and the agengy's practices, violate the law -- and the private property of Santa Cruz County residents. In this Watsonville Register-Pajaronian article (4/30/2003), AmRhein uses his 49 years of experience in water law to compare PVWMA practices with the law, and finds that "for over 10 years the [PVWMA] directors have been acting under the false premise that the state owns the water."


Position Statement: Regionalization of Resources by Non-elected Administrators

May 23, 2003 | 0 Comments

5/23/2003 - A conglomeration of local and international government and non-government organizations groups are now in advanced stages of implementing programs that subjugate Santa Cruz County water use and citizen water rights to regional control by non-elected officials. This Freedom Advocates issue statement summarizes what we can do together to advance freedom and protect your private property.


Do We Have a Water Shortage in Santa Cruz County?

May 23, 2003 | 0 Comments

Santa Cruz County, California is in a rain zone that dumps approximately 978,000 gallons of water for each resident every year. The failure to implement even a basic water storage plan allows the water to flow unused into the ocean. Jack Ward researches the question “Do we have a water shortage in Santa Cruz County?”, and finds a resounding NO! “Has it occurred to anyone else that the major problems confronting Santa Cruz County are contrived and are caused by the same politicians that we entrusted to solve them?”

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