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April 17, 2006


[Rachel's introduction: This note from Environmental Commons offers
some background on the Mendocino County, California, precautionary
principle ordinance, and urges citizens to attend the June 27 meeting
in Ukiah, California to support a "Yes" vote on precaution by the
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors.]

On June 27, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors will hear and
vote on whether to adopt a Precautionary Principle Policy for the
County. The final draft is available here: MendoPrecaution.org/2

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Supervisors Chambers,
501 Low Gap Rd., Ukiah, CA

The Precautionary Principle has been 'in study' since October 2005.
The study process has been enlightening for all involved and many
department heads, staff, and members of the public are in favor of the
Precautionary Principle's adoption. The hearing on June 27 presents an
opportunity to voice your support for Mendocino County's first
environmental policy -- and one that states the value of public input,
transparency, full-cost accounting, and guidance towards an
alternative with the least potential impact on human health and the

What You Can Do

1. Please plan on attending the Board of Supervisors hearing on this
issue. If you cannot attend the hearing, please consider faxing or
emailing a letter of support to the Board of Supervisors, Cc:ing your
district Supervisor.

Board of Supervisors
Fax: (707) 463-4245
Email: bos@co.mendocino.ca.us

2. If you can attend the hearing on June 27th, plan on speaking in
support of the Precautionary Principle. You will be be provided 2-3
minutes or you can simply state your support for the Precautionary

3. Endorse the Precautionary Principle in Mendocino County decision-

Who Supports the Precautionary Principle?

For a list of those who have endorsed the Precautionary Principle,
please see our website, http://MendoPrecaution.org (click on list of
endorsers in left margin).

For more information:
See MendoPrecaution.org or contact: info@EnvironmentalCommons.org,
(707) 884-5002.

Britt Bailey, Director
Environmental Commons
PO Box 1135
Gualala, CA 95445
(707) 884-5002