Saturday, March 18, 2006

The "Prohibition Zone Legal Defense Fund"

I realize that throwing more money at attorney fees is probably the last thing the fine folks in Los Osos feel like doing these days, but in this case, it just might prevent a "penny wise, pound foolish" scenario.

A group of residents that were served with individual CDOs have started a "Prohibition Zone Legal Defense Fund" to raise cash for attorney fees in an effort to develop a defense strategy to counter the Water Board's arguments.

Now, I'm no Johnny Cochran, but it seems like those CDOs could be beaten like an egg, provided there's some keen legal minds stirred into the mix. Stomp those initial 45 CDOs into the ground now, and there may not be a 46th. That seems like it would benefit everyone in Los Osos (well, other than the ones that are calling for "swift and brutal" fines against their neighbors... nice).

Here's the address to send your non-tax-deductible checks:

Payable to: PZLDF

Mail to:
P.O. Box 6095
Los Osos, CA

For more information: 528-6772



  • One of the key things the Defense Fund is about is this: The CDO hearings are kangaroo courts -- really, 8 hours for 45 citizens to invididually present their case, call and question witnesses, present evidence & etc? Oh, get real.

    Instead, it's just a "hoop" that has to be jumped through. HOWEVER, it is critical that the Los Osos 45 (and the rest of the community) understand that if they fail to get everything submitted NOW, they very likely will lose any and all of their rights to appeal anything anywhere in the future (It's the old, Hey, you were given a chance and you didn't show up, so, now, too bad. Go away.) So, it's CRITICAL that citizens undertstand the risks they run by doing nothing.

    Furthermore,the RWQCB has to know that the key event will take place in the courts later (which makes getting everytying "into the record" on April 28 absolutely crucial)

    Finally, the Los Osos 45, those who are now working together to make sure THEIR rights will are secured, are ALSO making sure that YOUR rights will be secured as well. For that that reason, no matter what side of this "war" you're on, if you live in the prohibition zone, you will be targeted and so you really need to step up to suppor your friends and neighbors who are paving YOUR way for you.

    Otherwise, people will be left to think you're just a freeloader, riding on their coatails. Shame, shame.

    By Blogger Churadogs, at 7:26 AM, March 19, 2006  

  • Go ahead Ron...encourage everybody to waste more of their money to "fight for their right to pollute" without consequence.

    Forget spending money towards solving the problem by sewering Los Osos....fight, fight, fight!
    Sue until your blue.

    Laughing at You Still

    PS: From my contacts at New Times, I understand even they are tired of your silly tirades; and refuse to publish anymore of your nonsense.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:51 PM, March 20, 2006  

  • As surprising as this may seem, "Laughing," it's good to see you back. Criticism I can handle. It's the "behavior based marketing strategies" that I'm so wary of.

    But I do have a couple of questions:

    Which tirade are you referring to? The tirade where I showed the Community Plan was going down the drain, and a month later it was down the drain, or the tirade where I showed that the multi-million dollar park Los Osos doesn't want to pay for was dictating the sewer plant location that Los Osos doesn't want.

    You mean those tirades?

    Also, since you have contacts at New Times and I don't, could you please ask your contacts how they can refuse to publish my "nonsense" when I haven't submitted anything to New Times for publication in about a year? Let's see if I have this straight... your contacts told you they weren't going to publish the stuff I haven't submitted for publication? Well, I don't blame 'em. I wouldn't publish the stuff I didn't submit for publication either. Bright guys in that New Times newsroom... despite that whole meth recipe thing.

    Ann... excellent points, as usual.
    (if you're not aware of Ann's great blog, it's here.

    By Blogger Ron, at 2:45 PM, March 21, 2006  

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