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The Run for Office Faire is coming to Amador and Calaveras soon. (see below). Attached is a list of federal, state, and local offices.  The offices with terms ending in 2018 are the ones coming up for election in 2018. (1)   If you know of any local community leaders who would be good at serving in any of the local offices, please encourage them to come to the faire. (2)   If you know of anybody who has knowledge about the office (e.g. former... Read More

Legal Planet California’s AB 313–A Solution in Search of a Problem

Governor Brown Should Veto Ill-Conceived Bill That Would Undermine State Water Board’s Enforcement Authority Read in Legal Planet   Read More

Calaveras County Regional Transportation Plan

On October 4, 2017 the Calaveras Council of Governments approved the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for Calaveras County. Tom Infusino, Facilitator for the Calaveras Planning Coalition, submitted a letter with detailed comments on this plan (see  ).  Attached is the press release with further information. RTP press release  Read More

Public Hearings on Commercial Cannabis Ordinance

MARK YOUR CALENDARS   Planning Commission Hearing On Commercial Cannabis Ordinance Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9 am San Andreas Town Hall, 24 Church Street The Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing to consider a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors on the proposed ordinance and the adequacy of the EIR. Send written comments in advance to 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249, or email them to the Clerk of the Planning... Read More

How Changing Marijuana Laws May Affect California’s Water and Wildlife

Northern California has become the center of the state’s cannabis-growing industry, with inevitable environmental consequences. Will legalization and new regulations ease its impact or make the situation worse? Read More  Read More

What you Need to Know about the Clean Water Rule

he Clean Water Rule protects the precious streams, rivers and wetlands across the United States that we rely on for drinking water, recreation and our economy. Read more »  Read More

Sign on to Support a Clean Energy Future: California’s State Bill 100

This week, the California State Assembly will vote on SB 100, a bill that would accelerate the state’s current 50% Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirement from 2030 to 2026 and raise the RPS to 60% by 2030. The bill also calls for the state to fulfill all of its energy needs with zero carbon resources by 2045. Sierra Business Council supports SB 100, and as a part of the Sierra Nevada business community, we hope you’ll raise... Read More

Looking for volunteers to help clean up  the Mokelumne River!

September 11, 2017   Annual Mokelumne River Cleanup, Saturday, September 16, 8:30 am to noon Join your friends who love the Mokelumne River for the annual Mokelumne River Cleanup! This year, we are focusing on the Mokelumne’s Electra Run. Advance registration required. For more information and to register, see the event listing on our website. This is part of the Great Sierra River Cleanup and a family-friendly event! I look forward... Read More

Go Green Financing & The Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program

Recently, through a private-public partnership between state agencies and the Investor-Owned Utilities in California, the State created the California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF) to develop attractive financing options for homes and businesses so that more projects with deeper energy savings can be completed. We’re here to tell you more about it. Two major programs that are helping residents and business owners achieve energy... Read More

Foothill Conservancy’s Mokelumne River Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, September 16

Foothill Conservancy invites everyone to join in the 2017 Mokelumne River Cleanup on Saturday, September 16, from 8:30 am until noon. The event will focus on the Mokelumne’s Electra Run south of Jackson, the most-popular section of the river. The annual, family-friendly event gives people an opportunity to protect the Mokelumne’s water quality and clean up recreational sites while enjoying a beautiful morning along our local river. “The Mokelumne... Read More

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